According to data from DMV Florida, every year in Miami Dade County there are between 40 and 50 thousand car accidents. Fortunately, many of these do not result in injuries, however not everyone is so lucky. For those who are injured, they normally proceed to an Emergency Room or an Urgent Care Center where they are evaluated.
Depending on the injuries sustained, they may be referred to a specialist. This is also true for patients requiring plastic surgery following an auto accident. But did you know these 3 things about it? Read on to find out!
1. Your PIP Insurance may cover the cost of your plastic surgery
Florida PIP (aka “no fault”) insurance covers 80% of the first $10,000 of your medical bills if you are injured in an auto accident. If you have sustained injuries which require plastic surgery, then the insurance money can be used to help return your body to its pre-injury state.
For example, if your head hits the steering wheel, or the windscreen shatters and cuts your skin, then you may end up with a scar. This is where plastic surgery for scars – including plastic surgery for scars in Miami – is extremely beneficial. There are many types of scar revision procedures available, so if you have a scar from an auto injury, you should speak with a Plastic Surgery Consultant about which procedure is most appropriate for you.
2. In order for your PIP insurance claim to be valid, you only have 14 days to report your injuries
In recent years the Florida PIP laws were changed to limit the number of people belatedly seeking medical help following an auto injury. As a result, patients now only have 14 days to report their injuries. For this reason, it’s important to visit a medical provider within 14 days of your accident. You may still receive medical treatment after 14 days, but the PIP insurance money ($10,000) will only be available to cover the injuries reported within the 14 day window.
3. Not sure if your auto injury requires plastic surgery? Ask for a review.
For patients who are not sure if their injury requires plastic surgery – or if it would be covered by PIP insurance – it is possible to schedule a consultation with a Plastic Surgery Consultant who can provide an expert opinion about such matters. For example, insurance companies, attorneys, and patients often ask Dr. Zaydon to act as a Plastic Surgery Expert Witness, or provide Plastic Surgery Independent Medical Evaluations or Plastic Surgery Peer Review for cases which require an expert medical opinion.
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