Sunday, May 20, 2012
10 Important Tips If You are Injured in a Rhode Island Car Accident!
Experienced East Providence Rhode Island Personal Injury Attorney David Slepkow 401-437-1100 presents these 10 Key Tips if you are injured in an Auto, Motorcycle or Truck Accident in Rhode Island: 1. You need to notify the police immediately after the RI Car Accident. The police must be notified of almost all motor vehicle accidents in Rhode Island. The police will investigate the auto accident and issue an accident report. The police will also obtain relevant information from all drivers and passengers involved in the accident including insurance information. The police will also take statement from all witnesses to the car accident. The police may also issue citations for any operators who committed any moving violations or committed a criminal offense. 2. Take Pictures and or videos of the car crash scene. These pictures will help you prove how the accident occurred and who was at fault in case fault is disputed. Also pictures may help support your claim that the impact of the vehicle proves the nature of your pain and suffering 3. If you are injured in a Rhode Island Car Accident, motorcycle accident, truck accident or other vehicle accident, contact a Rhode Island Person Injury Lawyer. 4. If it is questionable who is at fault for the auto accident then do not give a statement to the Insurance Company before you retain a RI Auto Accident Lawyer. 5. If you are seriously injured make sure you leave the accident by ambulance. If you do not leave by ambulance, and are injured or in pain then seek treatment at the emergency room and urgent care facility or your primary care doctor. 6. Do not accept a settlement from the Insurance company until you have hired a Rhode Island Personal Injury Lawyer. The Insurance Company is not on your side. They will often offer you a low settlement quickly so you will not retain an accident attorney and get the amount you deserve. 7. If you have a noticeable injury such as a bruise or swelling, take pictures of the physical condition when it looks the worst. This will help you supplement your claim and get you the compensation you are entitled to. 8. Document everything and keep records of everything. Keep track of all medical appointments, all prescriptions and all out of pocket medical expenses. 9. Hire an experienced RI Auto Accident Lawyer. 10 Do not miss medical appointments. Don't stop treating for long periods of time when you are still in pain or are still injured. The Insurance Company will not compensate you for periods when you are not treating and not under a medical providers’ care. Remember as far as the insurance company is concerned ‘if you are not treating you are not hurting.’