I'm just wondering if anyone could give me some advice on what to do.
Yesterday afternoon I was involved in a car crash. I was hit from behind whilst stationery by a p plater which then pushed my car into the car in front of us. I had my DH and my DD in the car at the time, they both are fine. Me on the other hand felt bad the minute we got hit, I got quite jolted and my head flung forward quite fast and sharp. I'm unsure if my head hit the steering wheel but I think it may have as immediately after the accident I was complaining to DH that my forehead was numb and tingling. I was very shaken and was in adrenalin mode whilst exchanging details. We went home after the incident, rang my insurer and made a claim and my forehead was still tingling and numb, my head feels too heavy for my neck to support if that makes sense?
Anyway today I'm in much more discomfort. My neck is now sore and the back of my head at the base of my neck. Also my jaw hurts when I open it wide. I can't put my head backwards to look up without pain and stiffness and I just feel achey. I'm going to go to the doctor today so should I have him write a report? What do I do? I want to make sure this is all reported incase my injuries get worse or become chronic. I've had whiplash once before and that was on a boat, my neck was sore for months and i got lots of headaches and had weekly physio. Obviously this accident wasn't my fault though so if I need physio how do I claim these expenses? Do I tell my insurance company? Go through a lawyer? I've never done this before.