Even if you feel okay, and even if you were checked out by paramedics, you have to take this step to protect your health. Car accidents often cause concussions, bone fractures, internal injuries, and other types of injuries that can fly under the proverbial radar. You need to be examined by a doctor to make sure you’re in the clear.
You can go to the emergency department at Brockton Hospital or an urgent care center. You can even see your primary care provider (PCP) if they have walk-in hours or same-day appointments available. The key is to get checked out as soon as possible, ideally on the day of the crash. Tell your doctor about all your symptoms and don’t leave anything out. It’s important to get an accurate medical diagnosis and to document your injuries for your legal case.
In the days and weeks following the crash, follow your doctor’s instructions. Take your medications, see the specialists you’re referred to, go to your follow-up visits, and take it easy if your doctor advises you to rest. Again, this is important for both your health and your legal rights.