4 Steps To Take After A Collision Or Serious Injury
Few people know what to do if they suffer a collision until it happens to them. However, your actions following the incident could significantly impact your future – both physically and financially.
D’Alessandro & Wright, LLC, can provide insightful, effective counsel as you face a serious injury. Our lawyers will guide you through each phase of your recovery. We know which actions have made a difference for our clients. We will use our more than 25 years of collective legal experience for your benefit.
Step No. 1: Seek Medical Attention
The first thing you should do after a collision is to seek medical attention. Even if you have little or no pain, you should still visit the doctor. Without a medical exam, you may not be able to detect severe injuries until hours, days or even weeks later. A doctor will be able to ensure that you are aware of all the injuries you suffered in the collision. This allows you to fight for the right amount of compensation to cover your medical treatment and other damages.
Step No. 2: Preserve Evidence
If possible and if it is safe, you should also take pictures of your wrecked vehicle, any other vehicle(s), the collision scene and your injuries. Documenting your experience and the names of witnesses can support your claim later. Your lawyer can also collect witness statements and police reports. You can use these examples of solid evidence to establish liability, which is a key obstacle to winning compensation.
Step No. 3: Hire A Personal Injury Lawyer
You will need to hire a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible to timely pursue your claim. The attorneys at D’Alessandro & Wright, LLC, will represent you on a contingency basis. No attorneys’ fees will be due until you receive your verdict or settlement. Rhode Island’s statute of limitations requires you to file your claim within three years of the collision or discovery of your injury or you will lose your right to pursue your claim in court.
Step No. 4: File Your Claim
With proper evidence and an assertive trial attorney on your side, you can file a claim for personal injury. We can work with the insurance companies to ensure that you receive the settlement you deserve. If they do not offer a fair payout, we are eager to fight for you in court.
Contact Us Right Away After Your Collision
D’Alessandro & Wright, LLC, provides the personal attention and relentless legal representation you need. Call us in Providence or Warwick at 401-308-3596 or inquire through our online contact form. We will fight for the compensation you deserve.