Even if you think that you are not injured or that your backache or sore neck is minor, you need to keep in mind that many times a seemingly minor injury or soreness can turn out to be a severe injury weeks or even months down the road. If your injury does not seem all that bad at first, it is always better to be cautious and have yourself checked out by a doctor and consult with an attorney. If you decide not to immediately go to the doctor, you should monitor yourself and immediately go to the doctor if your pain worsens. You should NEVER settle your case immediately after the accident or if you have pain from the accident. You should consult with an attorney before deciding to settle on your own. The South Carolina accident lawyers at the Shelly Leeke Law Firm provide free complimentary case evaluations.