You’ve been taken off guard by an accident, be it a car crash, a nasty fall, or any other unexpected injury. When it comes to moving forward, it’s hard to know where to start. Step one is to take care of yourself, and that usually begins by seeing a doctor. Skipping this important step can cause further harm, delay healing, and make it extremely difficult to get any legal compensation that might be available to you. If you have obvious injuries, you clearly need to be seen by a physician. But what happens when you’re not sure? Maybe nothing hurts at the moment, or the pain is minor. Our advice? If you notice any pain or injury at all, or if the accident was serious enough to have potentially caused problems, play it safe and see a doctor.