Car accidents in Manatee County are common. In 2017, there were 5,971 car accidents that were documented. Most accidents that happened in the county were not fatal. Listed below are the facts and figures by city of how many fatalities there were:
Bradenton, Florida, 2017
Persons involved in fatal accidents: 8
Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 3
Sarasota, Florida, 2017
Persons involved in fatal accidents: 31
Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 7
Ellenton, Florida, 1975-2017
Persons involved in fatal accidents: 74
Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Long Boat Key, Florida, 2015
Persons involved in fatal accidents: 3
Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 1
A Closer look at the data
Since Ellenton, Florida is a smaller city the data compiled was for a time span of 42 years. Looking at the available data that we have of the four cities, Sarasota is the most dangerous city in Manatee county when it comes to car accidents. Between Sarasota and Bradenton the cities have a similar population size with Sarasota having a population of 56,994 and Bradenton having a population of 56,508.
Getting Car Accident Treatment
The total number of injuries in Manatee county was 4,610 in 2017. This means that over 77% of people who were injured in a car accident ended up getting treatment for their injuries. Whether it is seeing a chiropractor, going to the emergency room, going to an urgent care center, or simply seeing their primary care physician many people involved in a car accident actively seeked treatment.
Seeking treatment after a car accident
The majority of our patients that we treat in our clinic are involved in a car accident in Manatee County. The reason why 77% of people involved in a car accident get treatment is because their car insurance company is required to pay for their treatment. No matter what car insurance carrier you may have, Florida requires everyone to have Personal Injury Protection. Since so many people in Florida need treatment after their car accident this “PIP insurance” pays for it. Even if you are at fault in the auto accident the insurance company still has to pay for your treatment.
Dr. Thomas Hynds specializes in treating patients that have been involved in car accidents. Many of the patients we see come into the clinic to seek medical advice or just to simply get a check up to see if there are any injuries. Our staff at Manasota Accident and Injury Center go through the process of how to get your insurance company to pay for your treatment. With the proper documentation our car accident physicians can help guide you through the entire process.
What type of injuries can happen in a car accident?
The most common injury we diagnose patients with is whiplash. Whiplash can even happen in a slow moving accident of 5mph. Patients who recently were involved in a car accident do not notice any symptoms due to the adrenaline after the accident. Sometimes bulging discs or herniated discs can occur causing chronic back pain. These injuries are the injuries that we want to document well and actively treat to reduce the inflammation and pain as much as possible. A herniated disc or bulging disc is a life altering injury, getting treatment for it is crucial in order to prevent surgery.
Contact Manasota Accident and Injury Center
The best thing you can do after a car accident is to seek medical attention. If you were involved in a car accident in Manatee County, contact us. We are a group of car accident doctors who together have over 50 years of experience treating patients with whiplash, herniated discs, bulging discs, and more. Use our scheduling form or give us a call at (941) 751-0223. We look forward to getting your health back after a car accident.