1. WHEN IN DOUBT, TAKE AN AMBULANCE FROM THE SCENE OR GET TO A DOCTOR THAT SAME DAY.
Often times, the adrenaline of the accident kicks in and most people don't realize how injured they are at the scene and if there are no broken bones or blood, ther instinct is to refuse medical attention. People often want to go home. But if you feel any pain or discomfort, you should accept the offer by the police of an ambulance. If the police do not respond, see a doctor as soon as possible. The longer the delay between the accident and the initial medical treatment, the more adverse affects it will have on your health and your claim.
2. NO VACATION WHILE YOU ARE IN TREATMENT
Do not travel while injured from your auto accident. It is better to reschedule your planned trips while you are injured and have an open claim. Continue to see regular and consistent therapy until you are healed. Try to avoid gaps in your treatment schedule.
3. BE TRUTHFUL WITH YOUR DOCTORS
Do not hide any facts from your doctors, including history of past injuries. Being honest with all of your doctors after an accident is crucial for proper treatment after an auto accident and during an open claim.