Personal Injury Miami Beach
Looking to get treatment for a Personal Injury in Miami Beach? Cafe of life specializes in personal injuries in Miami Beach. Whether it's from a slip or fall, work related or auto accident you should come in for a full examination to see what damage their could be in your back, neck, shoulders, legs or joints. Sometimes injuries don't always show up the first day because of your bodies defense mechanisms but their could be some underlying damage that can show up days, weeks or months down the line. We have one of only two video x ray machines in Southern Florida. This allows us to see in full detail any bodily injury beneath the surface. We can then quickly diagnose and treat the problem areas. We know our new patients are dealing with nagging injuries or pain so we provide the quickest pain relief possible. As far as chiropractic is concerned, it will take a numerous amount of adjustments for you to get back to normal. We will put you on a good routine to get you back into shape and living a normal active life.
In fact, beyond treating the injury, there are three ways that a chiropractor can actually help with the personal injury claim itself.
1. Documentation of Chiropractic Treatment Improves your Chances of a Favorable Personal Injury Settlement
Whether you are injured in an accident and need chiropractic care, you will want the defendant to pay for all of the medical expenses. However, because trials and settlements take time, you may need to seek out chiropractic care before the case goes to trial. Just because you received medical care doesn’t necessarily mean the jury will deem it as “medically necessary.” A good chiropractor can treat you AND fulfill the necessary steps to help you receive a favorable settlement.
Personal injury claims are not likely to be settled without the proper documentation showing that your chiropractic care was a reasonable and necessary medical expense. The chiropractors at Cafe of life chiropractic understand the importance of the following documentation:
- Detailed medical charts, listing the extent and severity of each and every symptom: This is especially important because not every symptom appears immediately after an accident. Even if you “felt fine” after an accident, the proper documentation connects your injury to the accident.
- Any and all treatment provided to the patient: It is not sufficient for insurance companies just to see that chiropractic services were rendered. It must be clear that services were medically necessarily as a direct result of the personal injury, and detailed records do just that.
2. Working with Insurance Companies
Sustaining an injury is never pleasant, but dealing with the logistics of insurance and receiving treatment quickly is just additional stress. Working with chiropractors experienced with personal injury claims can help relieve the stress of worrying about out-of-pocket expenses. Cafe of life Chiropractic understands this and works with insurance companies to make sure that the patient’s care is the first priority, not billing headaches. Cafe of Life accomplishes this by:
- Billing the insurance company directly: Be sure to bring the police report and/or the insurance information of the at-fault driver
- Logging detailed notes about all injuries and visits
3. Chiropractic Counsel Leads to More Timely Claims
Any injury you sustain due to the negligence of another is considered a personal injury, and that could include medical malpractice, product defect injuries, or workplace injuries. However, not all of those injuries are best treated by a chiropractor. For instance, a surgical error to the skin is best treated by a plastic surgeon, but a surgical error to the musculoskeletal system can be treated by a chiropractor. A personal injury chiropractor can help your personal injury claim by advising which, if any, of your injuries, can be treated and what the best course of action is.
It’s important to know that even if you do not feel pain immediately, it is still vital to check in with your chiropractor. The extent of certain injuries is not always immediately apparent, and immediate care prevents delays in your healing as well as your claim. For instance, if you self-treat with pain medication, you may be masking an injury to misaligned vertebrae. Seeking counsel immediately or within 3 days after an accident, improves the outcome of your healing as well as ensuring that a timely claim is made. Remember that if you wait too long and realize too late that you need chiropractic care, the statute of limitations prohibits you from filing a claim.
Cafe of Life Chiropractic: Personal Injury Chiropractor in Miami Beach
If you have been involved in a personal injury in Miami Beach, the staff at Cafe of Life Chiropractic is here to help! Contact us today if you are injured and need chiropractic care, if you have questions about your insurance coverage, or if you are unsure how to proceed with your claim. Request an appointment today and begin your journey to better health.