Even if you were checked out at the crash scene by an EMT and you feel fine, you should still see a doctor as soon as possible. Houston has many 24-hour trauma care centers including Ben Taub Hospital and Houston Methodist. You could also see an orthopedic doctor, go to an urgent care clinic, or see your primary care provider (PCP).
In general, doctors have more time, training, and resources to conduct a thorough examination. They may detect serious internal injuries, brain damage, decreased range of motion, delayed pain, and bone fractures of which you are not yet aware. This visit creates an official medical record of your accident injuries. The document will be important to your claim.
After the visit, follow your doctor’s instructions. Schedule and attend appointments with specialists and therapists. This demonstrates that you will take advantage of every opportunity to improve your health. Keep all medical records, receipts, and documents generated by your accident. If you do not get medical attention after an accident, an insurance adjuster will almost certainly minimize your injuries.