You can always go to a local ER or urgent care to report your injuries. However, that often makes things worse, exposes you to sick people, and may cost you a lot of money.
To start, you’ll likely sit for hours among sick people just to see a physician. They’ll likely expose you to excessive and unnecessary CT scans and charge you up to $5,000 just to walk into the ER. On top of that, you may be diagnosed with ‘no acute findings’ which could seriously impact your access to future medical care. After all of that, you may get medications but you’ll have to endure the excess cost, radiation, and time.
Until recently, car accident patients had no choice but to go to the ER for injury care. This is largely due to the fact that primary care physicians refuse to see injured patients, even their own established patients they’ve been seeing for years.