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One of our many specialties at Sarasota Medical Center is auto injury and slip & fall after care. For your recovery, our office employs, ER trained trauma physicians, licensed physical therapy, chiropractic & orthopedic physician care, all under one roof!

If you have chosen to have legal representation for your auto injury or slip and fall case, we provide your attorney with unsurpassed documentation of your injury and treatment to facilitate the maximum recovery.

Many of the area’s primary care physician offices refer their patients to Sarasota Medical Center for its expertise in this field. Our caring and compassionate staff is always ready to assist you in navigating the challenging area of auto injury and slip and fall injury.

When do I need to see a doctor after my accident?

Florida PIP law mandates that you are seen within 14 days of your accident by a licensed Medical Doctor. Failure to be seen within this time frame may result in your claim for injuries being denied by your own insurance carrier

Can I go to an urgent care facility to be seen after my car accident?

For acute or life threatening injuries you should go to the hospital. For any lesser injuries or symptoms that result from a car accident, you should go to an urgent care facility. Keep in mind, injuries and pain can hide under the adrenaline that is pumping through your body after an accident.  You should make a visit to be seen even if you don't feel like you've been injured to make  absolutely sure you haven't sustained any injuries.

How many days after a car accident do you feel pain?

They have found: Internal bleeding/bruising (“seatbelt syndrome”) has been noticed between 24 hours and 3 days (72 hours) after an accident. Brain and neck injuries have emerged up to 8 days after an accident and, in some cases, proved fatal. Concussion symptoms may not show up for hours or days after an accident.

What happens to your body after a car accident?

Besides the physical injuries your body can experience during a car crash, your brain responds as well. It will release endorphins and adrenaline to increase physical alertness and elevate mood, making it easier for the body and mind to handle the trauma of the  crash.

Can minor car accident cause back pain?

Even a seemingly minor accident can cause back injuries, in part because the human body simply isn't designed to absorb the jarring impact of a car accident, even a low-speed collision.


How should I feel after a car accident?

Immediately after a car accident, and for several days afterwards, people usually experience some form of shock. Shock can feel different for everyone, but common symptoms include feeling numb, being in emotional distress, continuing to feel afraid even though the event is over, or having unpredictable mood swings


How does a car accident affect you mentally?

It has been proven that even people involved in nonfatal, seemingly mild accidents can experience serious mental stresses like PTSD, anxiety, depression, and phobias.


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