Legal Question in Personal Injury in Florida

I got into an auto accident on July in Florida and have been receiving physical therapy ever since. I no longer feel the need to receive physical therapy, but the medical center insists that I stay for a minimum of 6 months. I have a feeling that they're just after the accident claim money. Can I stop the physical therapy now if I wanted to, or is it too early?

Asked on 9/07/12, 3:34 pm

3 Answers from Attorneys

Alan Wagner Wagner McLaughlin, P.A.

You can quit if you want to.

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Answered on 9/07/12, 6:26 pm

Angelo Marino Angelo Marino Jr. PA

Yes you can quit, but consult with your lawyer and learn the pros and cons of doing so.

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Answered on 9/07/12, 8:23 pm
Barry Stein De Cardenas, Freixas, Stein & Zachary

No one can force you to go to physical therapy. 6 months of continued treatment is needed per the AMA guidelines to assess a permanent injury. Perhaps that is where the 6 months issue has come in to play. If you have an attorney discuss the issue with him/her and discuss it with your doctor.

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Answered on 9/09/12, 11:58 am

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