In today’s blog, I will go over step-by-step what you should do after a car accident in Rhode Island.
Step 1: Assess your injuries, move to a safe place, and call 911.
First, quickly assess your injuries to determine if you are able to safely move. Then, if you can walk or crawl, move to a safe location. However, if you have sustained a serious injury and as a result cannot move, wait for emergency medical assistance. Once you are in a safe place, call 911 to report the accident to the police and get medical professionals on the scene.
Step 2: Exchange information, carefully.
Next, exchange contact and car insurance information with the other person(s) involved in the accident and keep conversation to a minimum. If the at-fault person does not provide their information or is otherwise being uncooperative or rude, wait for the police to arrive and request the other person’s information from law enforcement instead.
Step 3: Unapologetically document everything.
This is a critical step in getting the compensation you deserve. Document the at-fault driver’s license plate number, names and contact information of any witnesses, and any other information about the scene of the accident. It is perfectly okay and advisable for you to take photographs.
Step 4: Call Bottaro Law!
Call a lawyer with years of experience in car accident injury litigation. Bottaro Injury Lawyers has been litigating these cases for years, so our lawyers know how to seamlessly navigate the nuances associated with car accident injury cases.
What to expect after calling Bottaro Injury Lawyers to handle your car accident case:
Bottaro Injury Lawyers will… find the at-fault party. Did the other driver provide incorrect or partially inaccurate car insurance information? Was the at-fault driver driving someone else’s vehicle, such as a friend’s or employer’s vehicle? Was the at-fault driver impaired in any way, including by intoxication? Car accidents, while common, become nuanced quickly. Leave the injury litigation to the experts while you work on healing.
Bottaro Injury Lawyers will… negotiate with insurance adjustors on your behalf. Insurance companies, even “your” insurance company, are in the business of making money. Thus, insurance companies will go to great lengths to pay out as little as possible. We know lowball offers when we see them, and we know when clients are getting jerked around. Our attorneys will get you the compensation you rightfully deserve.
Bottaro Injury Lawyers will… happily take a case to trial, if needed. Bottaro Injury Lawyers has years of trial experience in car accident injury litigation. But the fact of the matter is, 90% of our cases settle before trial because local insurance adjustors know how hard we work leading up to trial. However, if it comes down to it, we will go to bat for you in the courtroom.
Bottaro Injury Lawyers will… get you compensation you deserve. You often hear the phrase, “entitled to legal compensation.” But what does that really mean? In car accident injury cases in Rhode Island, we typically recover the following damages: Property damage to your vehicle, lost wages, medical bills, and future medical costs and loss of earning ability costs (if applicable). Other non-economic damages we fight for include: physical and emotional pain and suffering, inconvenience, disfigurement, loss of enjoyment of life, and loss of consortium (if applicable). Calculating these damages can be difficult, so seek professional assistance from Bottaro Injury Lawyers to get the compensation you deserve.
The fact of the matter is, car accidents happen all the time. Roughly 6 million car accidents occur in the U.S. each year, with over 3 million people per year sustaining injuries from those accidents. Some accidents don’t result in major injuries (but check out my article on whiplash before you think you have left the scene unscathed… whiplash, among other injuries, can take time to develop). But when you are injured, you need a seasoned advocate. Call us anytime to chat about handling your case.
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