Even if you feel fine, and even if you were checked out by emergency responders at the scene, you need to see a doctor as soon as possible, ideally on the same day. If it’s already been a few days after the accident and you haven’t seen a doctor yet, do so immediately. Some injuries have delayed-onset symptoms. You could be walking around with a concussion or an internal injury and not know it – and you need to get checked out to protect your health.
You can go to the emergency department at Mercy Medical Center or Baystate Health, or you can visit an urgent care clinic such as AFC Urgent Care Springfield. You can also see your primary care provider (PCP) if they have walk-in hours or can get you a prompt appointment. The most important thing is that you get checked out as soon as you can and tell the provider who sees you about all your symptoms, from the top of your head to the tips of your toes.
Then, follow your doctor’s instructions. Take your medications as prescribed. If your doctor recommends diagnostic tests like an X-ray or MRI, get those tests done. If you need to see a specialist, do so. This is the best way to protect your health, and it also protects your legal rights by creating documentation of your injuries and medical expenses. Save all your bills, visit summaries, and other medical records, and show them to your lawyer.