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Yuck, I hate winter. It's because people get stupid and have no idea how to drive in the snow when it rolls around in March. Yesterday my fiance and me were sitting at a red light for about a minute, waiting to turn. We saw a car spin out across four lanes of traffic, almost hitting a pole. I mentioned it to my fiance, and said, "That would suck if he had hit a car." Right after saying that, BAM! We got rear ended. We were in a small Ford Escort, and got hit by a big Ford Explorer. This SUV was actually attached to the car for a few moments. Anyhow, it jolted us forward so hard, then when he tried to reverse, it yanked me back pretty hard. Luckily I was wearing my seat belt. So they got out and exchanged information, because at the time it didn't look like much damage. After driving about 4 blocks away, my back started hurting pretty bad. So I kept ice on it, took ibuprofen, and rested. I woke up this morning feeling like the back of my head where it meets my neck is bruised real bad, and my back hurts really bad. Thing is, I have no insurance to go get it checked out. Everyone has told me that his insurance will cover it. But most doctors won't see you unless you pay up front if you don't have insurance, right? So what can I do? I don't even feel like doing my laundry because I hurt, but I have to.
Has anyone experienced something similar?

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yes, I had something close, though not so serious. I was out walking and it was winter, a couple years ago. I saw the car loose control, and then it started spinning around. Then it came flying towards me. I jumped to the side and it just barely hit me, on the leg. I had no serious injury, but if I hadn't noticed, or not jumped fast enough, I don't know where I would be today.

A friend of mine was crossing the road, came out from behind a parked car, even looked both ways, he started to cross and a vehicle came out of nowhere and hit him, they took off and never even checked that he was ok. He hurt his leg pretty bad, but he recovered ok.

I hope you guys are ok

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Even if you present yourself to an emergency room, they will demande payment in advance? I thought they billed you. In which case you could then arrange to have the insurance company pay the bills. Teh important thing is to get checked out by a doc now, not later, now. You don't want to be doing any more damage, plus it makes the insurance tricky if you wait too long. Get yourself looked at.

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