Communication with your doctor after an accident is key to a proper settlement of your personal injury case. It might seem unfair that you have to pay for your own medical bills after an auto accident, but, Florida is a “no fault” state when it comes to auto insurance, meaning you are on the hook for your own bills, not the at-fault driver. That’s why Florida requires every driver carry a minimum of $10,000 in Personal Injury Protection or PIP benefits. However, depending on the severity of the accident the $10,000 minimum might not be enough to cover all of your bills. This is why you need to make sure your doctor knows all of your injuries. So, any ache, pain or stiffness you have you will need to report to him. Whether it’s a sore neck in the morning or stiffness during the day, anything that has occurred after the accident could be related to the accident. Keep in contact with your doctor. A small pain in the neck in the morning could be a big problem down the road. Whether it’s the new pain or re-aggravation of an old pain, let your doctor know so that he can help you and treat anything before it becomes long term nerve damage and so your lawyer can be sure the cost of that treatment is covered in your personal injury claim. If you’ve been injured, if you have questions or if you think you have a case, give us a call. We can help. Our toll free number is 800-332-1992 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org Check out our latest podcasts on iTunes for free.