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Girlfriend was a passenger in an accident, feels pain in her shoulder
My girlfriend was a passenger in an auto accident earlier today. At the time, she was in shock and told the police that she was uninjured but now feels an intense pain in her shoulder. She didn't get any insurance/license plate/names of the other vehicle, and at the time the police said it was 100% the other driver's fault. It's already 2 AM and she's taken a painkiller and gone to sleep, but I would like help about what we should do tomorrow. I'm kind of lost as to the next step.
Do we call up the police and ask for the insurance information on the other driver? (Will they even give it to us?) And once we've got the insurance information, what's the next step? I assume we tell them she was injured in an accident, but I don't know how to go from there to her being fixed up by a doctor.
Do we call up her friend and ask for her insurance information? (Even though we were told it was definitely the other driver's fault? Also, my girlfriend is resistant to this because she doesn't want her girlfriend to pay.)
Do we just go to the doctor tomorrow and get her checked out, and try to get reimbursed later? (How can we make sure we get reimbursed? Also, my GF currently doesn't have health insurance, and so even if we get reimbursed later, going now could be an issue if the hospital requires payment from us upfront.)
Or am I just overreacting? She says it just hurts really bad, but she doesn't think anything's broken. I say we absolutely need to see a doctor. My mother was in an accident ~5 years ago and her neck still hurts her and has lack of movement. My brother's friend had his thumb destroyed in an accident years ago and it's never healed back to how it was before. I feel like, maybe my girlfriend will be fine after a day or two, or maybe she'll still be in pain 20 years from now and I'd rather be safe than sorry. Are my personal experiences outliers, or is this the norm for car accidents?
If anyone has had experience with this and can walk us through what to do, I'd be grateful. I'm sort of confused and neither of us have been in a situation like this before. Even just sharing your experiences of what happened to you, what you did, and if it worked out or didn't would be invaluable.