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Posted on September 21, 2017 by

You’ve Been In a Car Accident – Should You Go to a Doctor?

The St. Louis car accident attorneys at Hoffman & Gelfman often consult with clients who postpone treatment following an automobile accident, preferring a ‘wait and see if it’s bad enough’ approach to care. Unfortunately, such delays in treatment tend to result in extended recovery times and the worsening of injuries.

If You Are Injured In An Accident, Go To The Doctor Right Away!
Injuries after a car accident demand prompt attention to determine the extent of trauma. X-rays, MRIs and other procedures can quickly determine complications that you may be unaware of. A doctor visit will also serve as documentation of your physical condition following a wreck.

Insurance companies have deemed a 72-hour time frame a reasonable span in which to seek treatment. But always err on the side of caution. If you feel unwell at the site of the accident, take an ambulance to the nearest emergency room.

No Insurance, Med-Pay or PIP?
Few have the cash required by some medical doctors who want you to pay for up front for treatment. Some may not even file the wreck under your medical insurance, seeking auto coverage. However an area ER or Urgent Care may see you. Other doctors specializing in accidents include physical therapists, pain management specialists, and chiropractors.

Not sure what to do following a wreck? Let the St. Louis car accident attorneys at Hoffman & Gelfman illuminate the way.