Few people know what to do if they are involved in an accident until it happens to them. Have you been injured because of someone else's negligence? Do not wait to learn what steps you need to take in order to get the compensation that you deserve. Speak with a Rhode Island personal injury attorney from D'Alessandro & Wright, LLC for quality counsel and guidance through the process of filing a personal injury claim.
Seek Medical Attention
The first thing that you should do after an accident is to seek medical attention. Even if you are not in pain or do not think that you are seriously injured, you should still be looked at by a doctor. Many injuries do not flare up until hours, days, or even weeks after an accident. A doctor will be able to ensure that you are aware injuries that you may not have noticed. This ensures that you can recover fair compensation that covers all of your damages.
Along with getting immediate medical attention, you should also be sure to take pictures of your accident when possible. Witness statements and police reports should also be obtained when possible. All of this is solid evidence that can be used to establish liability. In order to recover compensation, you need to prove that a) you were not responsible for your accident and b) someone else was.
Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer
Personal injury claims are restricted by a statute of limitations. Rhode Island General Laws § 9-1-14 states that "actions for injuries to the person shall be commenced and sued within three (3) years next after the cause of action shall accrue." If you've been injured in an accident, you need to hire a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible to help you file a timely claim.
File a Claim
Once you've received the medical attention you need, have a lawyer by your side, and have proper evidence, you can file a solid claim for personal injury. Our firm can work with the insurance companies to ensure that you receive the settlement that you deserve. If you are not offered a fair payout, we are more than willing to go to court and fight for a fair trial verdict.
D'Alessandro & Wright, LLC is prepared to provide the personal attention, caring support, and relentless legal representation that you need. We will go the extra mile to fight for the compensation that you deserve after a serious accident. Call today at (401) 308-4072 to contact a lawyer and discuss your personal injury case!