I can empathise with the OP, regarding the aftermath.
Following my car accident (50 years ago. now!where did the time go?) I woke in a strange bed (but a familiar smell! I'd worked in Medical Equipment as a mobile -engineer,previously. I hurt and I felt extremely nauseous As the brain slipped into gear, I felt for a buzzer (night-dimmed ward)....too late! seemed like a gallon of blood over the floor!...nurse came,I apologised and she made sure I was able to signal in a timely fashion......morning came.
Me, bit of a loner, own house single. about 8 miles away, 2 close mates from the sailing-club, also sister, husband, 2 young kids.
Ex- colleague friend (helped her buy her first car) less than 1/4 -mile away.
I's had an accident, I'd no liabilities, no responsibilities* no dependants. So, other than the relief-manager of the shop I managed, there was no point in disrupting and upsetting other people.
I was quite shocked when sister turned -up. Had to explain my reasoning to her, which , to me, was logical.. Discharged myself after 3 days, went home I think BIL took me, or I might have got a taxi
slept for about 15 hours.....When I contacted the Ex- colleague, her husband gave me a real earful for not having publicised my misfortune and told me to FO.....(some couple of years later, me and her got together and had our 3 kids!)
So, why did my plan, to minimise the consequences, fall apart?
Local Press! They , apparently , saw fit to publish a photo of my car, rammed into a building, with a crumpled back end....and a dramatic write-up giving my name, the road..enough info. that "bill the burglar" could target the house with open-curtains, no lights and no car outside!...Needless to say, I gave them a short description of their lack of brain-cells, education and parentage
I reported to the Police station, to find out what had happened. The officer who had attended, was somewhat shaken to see "the walking dead" waiting for him. and advised that they'd called in the Police Photographer...." and we don't waste film on non-fatals! "... The Medics missed a broken jaw and a broken-nose!...the nose needed a rebore,as it was blocked one side...the jaw healed itself and the row of teeth that wobbled freely, are still firmly re-attached.
The house didn't get raided in my absence.everything settled down.
Would I do things the same way again?......yes.I still don't see any point in upsetting people by publicising something which they can't do anything to mitigate or influence, anyway.