Attorney Andy here with the following question: “If I am in a Florida car accident, should I go to hospital right away?”
It is a great question! The answer is a typical attorney one, “it depends.”
It depends if you are seriously injured after the car accident and if you are really hurt badly. If the injuries appear to be serious, then go to the hospital no questions asked. I was in an accident many years ago, and I was seriously hurt…I went right to the hospital by ambulance.
However, if there is a way that you can avoid the hospital, I would also seriously consider it. The reason for that is because the hospital is expensive and your “no-fault” or “PIP” coverage in Florida might get used very quickly by going to the hospital.
One may want to try and consider not going to the hospital if it makes sense. Instead, one might consider going to an urgent care center or something of that nature as the “no-fault” or “PIP” coverage will not all be used up typically from those facilities. It is something that should be considered. We have much more information here about when and if you should go to the doctor after a car accident. Generally speaking, you should always receive medical treatment after being in a car accident, even if your injuries appear to be small.
The point is there are a lot of critical things going on when you are involved in a car accident. You really need to protect your rights – if you were in a car accident, getting medical attention soon after the accident will help build your injury case from day one and will help us to have good documentation of your case and your injuries which is important to a successful resolution of your car accident injury case.
If you had more "minor" injuries, you may not think a personal injury attorney is necessary. But anytime you are injured in a car accident, it's always worth consulting an injury attorney. We know your rights and will fight for you to get everything you need and deserve after a car accident attorney.
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