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I was in an accident involving a city bus. I did not feel pain at the scene and refused medical treatment. Now, a few days later I am in pain. What should I do?

This scenario is more common than many traffic accident victims believe. If you feel pain a few days or even a week after the public transportation accident, visit your medical provider as soon as possible. This is important even if you believe the injuries to be minor. Continue treatment until your doctor releases you, and visit your doctor anytime you have symptoms that may be related to your injury, even months after the vehicle accident. Doing so creates a paper trail to link your injuries to the accident. Do not delay – the longer you wait after any type of motor vehicle accident to visit your doctor, the more difficult it becomes to prove that your injuries stem from the accident. Still, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries, even if you did not receive medical treatment before leaving the scene of the accident.

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