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Seeking Medical Treatment Within 14 Days after a Car Accident During COVID-19

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After a car accident in Florida, one of the most important things to know is that you have 14 days to get medical care to be eligible to receive your PIP benefits. During the current COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve had many injured car accident victims call us. They are understandably nervous about going to a doctor’s office to seek treatment. Additionally, they know it is important to get medical treatment within the 14 day period. During COVID-19, the 14-day policy is still in effect. We want to assure you that a virtual appointment does count as seeking medical treatment and will qualify you for your PIP if completed within 14 days after the injury.

Seek Medical Treatment Over the Phone

Telemedicine appointments are very much like going into a doctor’s office. You talk directly with a doctor about your issues and concerns, and they diagnose your injury and the next steps on the road to recovery. Additionally, many doctors are making home visits when needed.

Feel Safe Going to the Doctor

At Hancock Injury Attorneys, we refer you to the best doctors for your injury; doctors that we would go to ourselves. We have kept in close contact with all these doctors using COVID-19. Likewise, we know who is open for telemedicine appointments, who is making house calls, and making sure that their in-office procedures are safe and following all COVID-19 protocols.

During a pandemic, with everything else to worry about, the last thing you want to deal with is an injury. But, don’t let yourself suffer because you don’t know how to get treatment safely. At Hancock Injury Attorneys, we are here to help you get the care you need so you can make a full recovery. Your health and safety is our number one concern and the number one concern of the doctors we recommend. If you have any questions, then call us at (813) 915-1110 and we’ll be happy to answer them.