To start off, let’s say you are in a Jacksonville car crash and think you have whiplash or other soft tissue injuries. Because of that, you go to a local emergency room. You sit for hours among sick patients and when you finally get seen, the ER puts a lien on your insurance benefits of up to $5,000. Additionally, unnecessary and expensive CT scans are often ordered, which do not help diagnose whiplash. Coupled with the cost and radiation exposure, you are exposed to ill patients for hours as you wait to see a Nurse Practitioner. Keep in mind, most often the ER fails to diagnose soft tissue injuries like whiplash.
Above all, the best option after an unexpected incident, whether you are at fault or not, is to contact a Jacksonville car accident medical doctor like Dr. Huffman and get evaluated. After all, you don’t want to take a risk of missing a soft tissue injury that can haunt you for a lifetime.