Many people who are involved in Florida auto accidents end up suffering with a whiplash injury. This type of injury can occur no matter whether the accident took place at low speed or high speed. And, many times the person who sustained the injury doesn’t realize it until several days after the collision occurred. For this reason, getting an insurance company to cover a whiplash injury can be difficult—especially when there’s a lack of medical documentation.
If you’ve been in a car accident in Orlando, you can take certain steps to avoid being left with the burden of covering medical expenses resulting from an accident that was not your fault.
- Get as many reports as possible.You will, in most cases, need a police report to file a claim with the insurance company. Getting reports from witnesses of the accident can also be helpful. Put together as much documentation as you can to show how your whiplash injury occurred.
- Get documentation from your doctor.When you go to visit your doctor, make sure you let him or her know you are there because you were involved in a car wreck. This will help your doctor to document your injuries in a more precise way, stating from a medical perspective whether the injuries were related directly to the accident.
- Go to all required follow-up appointments.It’s important to follow your doctor’s instructions and go to all follow-up appointments. Otherwise, you could be risking further injury and jeopardizing your insurance coverage.
- Separate all medical bills associated with the whiplash injury.Insurance companies are very good at covering only what they absolutely have to. We generally advise our clients to separate their medical bills and reports and submit only what is relevant to the whiplash injury when seeking compensation for that particular injury.
Hire an Experienced Orlando Auto Accident Attorney
If you’ve been involved in a car accident in central Florida that has resulted in a whiplash-related injury, contact one of our experienced Florida car accident attorneys for help getting your medical expenses covered