If I was rear-ended, should I go to the hospital to get checked out?

If you have been rear-ended in a car accident, it is important to seek medical attention as soon as possible, even if you didn’t feel injured at the time of the accident. Here are some of the reasons why you should consider going to the hospital after being rear-ended:

  • Early diagnosis: A healthcare professional can diagnose any injuries that may not be immediately apparent, such as whiplash, a concussion, or internal bleeding.
  • Preventing long-term damage: Getting prompt medical attention can help prevent long-term damage from injuries that may not be immediately apparent.
  • Documenting injuries: If you have suffered injuries, going to the hospital can provide documentation of the injuries you have sustained, which can be important if you need to file a personal injury claim later on.
  • Insurance purposes: Your insurance company may require you to have a medical evaluation after a car accident, and going to the hospital can help ensure that you receive the coverage you are entitled to.

Please note that you are not required to go to a hospital.  If you are looking for immediate treatment but do not wish to go to the hospital, consider an urgent care or other clinic.  While many primary care doctors will not accept auto insurance for medical treatment, there are many clinics out there who will treat people who were rear ended.

Even if you don’t feel injured after a rear-end collision, it is still a good idea to get checked out by a healthcare professional. Some injuries, such as whiplash, may not become apparent until several hours or even days after the accident. Seeking medical attention early on can help ensure that you receive the appropriate treatment and care.

If you have suffered injuries from a rear-end collision, it is important to contact an experienced personal injury attorney who can help you understand your legal rights and options. The Ruth Law Team has extensive experience representing clients who have been injured in car accidents, and we can help you get the compensation you deserve.

Contact us today at (888) 783-8378 to schedule a free consultation and learn more about how we can help you with your personal injury case. Please note that the answers to each question may vary depending on the specific facts of your case, and it is always best to consult with an attorney to get more accurate information. Also, this is general information and not legal advice.

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