If you are involved in a car accident in Ontario and call 911, you will be asked if anyone is hurt or requires the service of an ambulance. If you are not sure, it is better to err on the side of caution and request the ambulance. At the very least, you will be assessed at the scene of the car accident. If you feel any symptoms following the accident, or if the collision was severe and resulted in property damage to the involved vehicles, it is best to go to the hospital and be assessed by a doctor.
Often times, symptoms can set it much later following an accident. Sometimes symptoms can become severe in hours or days following the accident. Serious injuries may not be immediately recognized at the scene of the accident.
If you were injured in a car accident, and declined to go to the hospital by ambulance, then you should have a family member or friend take you to the hospital within 24 hours of the accident. Again, it is better to be cautious and get assessed by a medical professional.
If you are injured in an accident, and want to consider the option of making an insurance claim, again it is important to have a doctor assess your symptoms and offer treatment advice. Ultimately, the insurance company will be relying on medical records to asses the nature of your injuries. In the absence of medical treatment, the insurance company will conclude that you are either uninjured or that your injuries do not merit any compensation. .
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