Ask the Attorney – The risks of refusing treatment

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This past Saturday I was rear-ended by a lady who apparently was driving under the influence after leaving a BBQ. My car wasn't damaged that badly, but the impact was hard. In fact, her license plate number was "imprinted" onto my bumper. I refused medical treatment at the scene but since Sunday my neck has been increasingly sore. Can I go see a doctor even though I told the police officer I was ok at the scene?