Another in our series of videos as to what to do after an automobile accident. Recently my legal assistant was in an automobile accident, and I spoke with her right after the accident; she was in shock and one of the things that she did not want to do was get medical treatment, but it turns out she was injured. What you need to do if you are in an automobile accident is get medical treatment and get medical treatment immediately. The insurance companies continue to make a big deal of what they call a “gap in treatment”, this is when you wait too long to get treatment. A lot of times your hurting, but you may not have insurance or you may not have time, due to work and family issues. All that's well and good, but you must worry about yourself. It is very important to receive immediate medical treatment to evaluate the extent of your injuries and to reduce the risk of serious impairment.