Being involved in a car accident can be a trying time. However, you must keep your head clear and follow proper procedures. Your ability to do these three (3) key things could make or break your case, regardless of how strong it may be.
- Never admit fault – It is important to give as much detail to the police officer who arrives on the scene. However, you should never admit fault. Regardless of how you feel about the situation, fault has not been determined. You can only harm your case by doing this. Let the police report and evidence gathered from the accident tell the story.
- Gather any evidence possible – This can include pictures from the scene of the accident of your damages and visible injuries, witness testimony from the people who saw the accident transpire and bills from a mechanic or doctor. Another great piece of evidence is the police report. Within this report, the officer may have cited one driver for being at fault for the accident. This is valuable evidence that can help your case if you were not the one at fault.
- Seek medical attention immediately – This is crucial to do as soon as possible. This shows the insurance companies that you are taking your injuries seriously and, at the same time, gives you the opportunity to be checked out so you can get what you need to recover. Failure to do so, or delaying this process, will tell the insurance companies that your injuries are not as serious as you make them out to be. This has the potential to reduce your settlement amount drastically.
What are some of our firms Best Car Accident Settlements?
While these three (3) things are important, it is also a great idea to hire an experienced car accident lawyer to help you through this complicated process. Our firm has been successfully handling car accident cases for over 30 years. Here are some of our best car accident settlements to date:
$369,000 Settlement – Attorney Laura Cameron settled this case for a woman in South Kingston, RI. Our client was struck on the front end of her vehicle, resulting in broken bones, requiring surgery. Read More
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If you were injured in a car accident, you need a firm that has the experience and knowledge to best represent you. Whether you need a Rhode Island Car Accident Lawyer or a Massachusetts Car Accident Lawyer, d’Oliveira & Associates has you covered. Let us focus on your case while you focus on your recovery. Call us toll-free at 800-992-6878 or fill out a contact form online for a free (no obligation) case evaluation.