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You should see a doctor within three days, but ideally immediately.
Aside from the fact that serious injuries may be hard to detect after an accident, delaying medical treatment could hurt your case.
If you were injured by a negligent driver, your can strengthen your claim by having a medical exam immediately after the accident.
If you don't, the insurance company will use this delay in treatment as evidence that you were not severely injured.
No. Insurance companies often ask personal injury victims for their social security number as if it were required, but you do not have to give it to them, and you should not do so.
An insurance adjuster will typically continue to insist that this is mandatory in order to resolve your case, but once advised of applicable law by an attorney, they will eventually stop asking.
They want to have this data on file so that the entire insurance industry has access to the details of your injuries, medical, financial and criminal history for years to come, as they use this information to minimize subsequent claims. Do not give them your social security number!
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