It is extremely important to go to the hospital for examination after an automobile accident. It is likely that you will not feel pain directly after the accident, but a few hours later is when the pain usually sets in. Do not ignore what your body is trying to tell you. Get a consultation to determine if you have any serious injuries that need immediate attention. It is also important to follow up with your primary care physician and to follow the discharge instructions provided by the hospital. Remember, no one knows your body better than you, so be your own advocate!