After a car wreck, when should I go to the doctor?
After a car accident, it is in your best interest to go to the hospital right away. If you are in serious pain, call an ambulance or have someone drive you to the ER. Even if you have minor pain or are unsure if you have suffered any injuries, it is a good idea to go to your doctor and get evaluated as soon as possible. We have seen over and over again instances where a client gets involved in a car wreck, thinks they are fine, and goes about their day only to be unable to get out of bed a few hours later.
Seeing a doctor after your wreck also builds and documents any claim you might have in the event of an injury. When you take your time after a wreck and wait to get your injuries documented, you are giving the insurance companies ammunition to use against your claim.