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I had an accident recently where our car was hit by another

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I had an accident recently where our car was hit by another car - whose driver di not contest the circumstances surrounding the accident . She admitted responsibility . At the time I did feel discomfort in my shoulders and neck, but felt it was probably only temporary based upon the jolt and impact. It continued for a few day thereafter but has been recurring daily in the past week or so - about 6 weeks after the accident . I signed off on the accident and the car repairs and I suspect the insurance company has now considered the case closed . Is there a limited time period in which action can be pursued? Does my signing the final documents not requesting medical treatment end any possibility that I can have medical attention at the cost of the insurance company ? Thanks
Thank you for your question. I look forward to working with you to provide you the information you are seeking.

If you have signed off on the accident with the insurance company releasing them from any further liability, then this is a huge problem I am afraid. As you did know you felt "discomfort" it was your obligation to go to the doctor for medical treatment or examination before you signed off on the claim with the insurer.

Before you know what to do here, you need to read what your release with the insurance company states. If the release is a full release form, which it likely would be, then I am afraid that your right to pursue any further claims against the insurance company and/or the driver have been extinguished by your signing of that document, even though there is a statute of limitations for filing a personal injury lawsuit and you might be within that statute of limitations.

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