My question involves an injury that occurred in the state of: WA
Someone rear ended me while I was stopped at a stop light. The estimate for the body damages was $740-$790 at two sepperate shops. The damage is not visable from about 4 ft away. There may be more damage. The biggest concern is that the trunk lid seams out of alignment and that the saftey foam was crushed.
I felt ok when he hit me other the being alarmed at getting jarred. Next day during work I noticed tenderness in my neck and back.
A police report was not filed. He did call 911 at my request. I heard him say to the 911 operator that he rear ended me. When I noticed that there was not much damage on the car I asked that the cops not come out.
My concern is that I have a slight neck/ back injury. I don't know. I may just be more aware. No sharp pains. Just discomfort with slight pain if I move my head far back or two the sides. It has been less the 48hrs since the accident.
I have his insurance paper work. I never gave him my info.
What are the next steps?
Do I contact his insurance? Do I give his insurance company a statement? Do I contact the police first? For my own piece of mind I'm going to go see a doctor. My health insurance will cover it less the $25 copay. I'm not out to get a million $ lawsuit. I'm just concerned about getting good treatment/ diagnosis and driving a safe car.