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Automobile accidents are traumatic and stressful. There are many pieces to pick up after an accident. You will need to contact your insurance provider as well as have your vehicle repaired or find a new vehicle for replacement. You will also need to contact a medical professional for treatment. 

Contacting a medical professional for treatment is important for several reasons. They can provide treatment for a wide variety of injuries that develop as a result of an auto accident injury, and visiting one can also validate to your insurance provider that you’ve been injured and would like to receive compensation.  

When should you see a doctor after an auto accident?

The answer to this question will vary depending on who you ask. Some insurance providers need to see that you visited a doctor within 72 hours of your injury. Others may require a shorter amount of time. However, regardless of insurance policies, from a medical perspective, you should visit a doctor as soon as possible after an auto accident.

Auto accidents are infamous for causing injuries that have symptoms that take several days to build up. You may not feel any pain immediately after an accident and you may have no limited range of motion, but, after a few days, these symptoms can develop. By this point, your treatment may require more time and effort than it would have if it was caught early. Waiting too long to seek treatment may also make it difficult for you to connect your symptoms to your insurance claim.

If you’ve been in an automobile accident, you should always contact a medical professional for an examination. They can confirm if you have hidden symptoms of an injury and can begin treatment immediately to maximize the efficiency and quality of your treatment. 

Visit the Florida Spine and Joint Institute today for an examination after an auto accident

Have you been in an automobile accident and are not sure if you’re injured or not? Our orthopedic specialists at the Florida Spine and Joint Institute can perform an examination to identify the signs of an injury, and we can provide a wide range of treatments. Contact our team today for more information about an auto accident injury examination or treatment, or call us at (866) 588-1997 to schedule an initial appointment.