Even if you feel okay, you need to see a doctor as soon as possible after a car accident, ideally on the same day. You can go to Framingham Union Hospital or an urgent care center like ConvenientMD. You can also go to your primary care doctor if they have walk-in hours or same-day appointments. The important thing is that you get checked out right away and tell the doctor about all your symptoms, head to toe.
Getting medical attention protects both your health and your legal rights. Car accidents sometimes cause hidden or delayed injuries, like internal bleeding or traumatic brain injuries (TBI). The sooner you get checked out, the more effectively your doctor can diagnose and treat your injuries. Moreover, seeing a doctor creates an official record of your injuries that can later be used to justify your claim for compensation. Make sure you keep copies of your visit summaries, bills, and other medical records.
In the days and weeks following the accident, you need to follow your doctor’s instructions. Go to your follow-up visits and take your medications as prescribed. If anything changes or gets worse, tell your doctor right away. Again, this protects both your health and your legal rights.