The first thing that you really need to do following a Newport car accident is to seek medical attention, because some injuries may not manifest at the beginning. The doctor would be able to record his or her findings about your condition and can check if there are injuries that might manifest in the future. The second thing you would need to do if you have been hurt in an auto accident is to seek an auto accident attorney.
An auto accident causes too many injuries, some may be temporary, but some could be permanent and could change your life in ways you have never expected. Some injuries could require surgery or rehabilitation, which could result in thousands of dollars in medical expenses. In addition to the medical expenses, you could also lose your income if the healing process is lengthy or if your injury is permanent due to your inability to work. Because of the accident, you might have to delay or cancel your trips and/or your studies in order to heal from your injuries, costing you valuable time with which you could be doing things you have wanted to do. Additionally, your properties, other than the automobile, could also have been damaged due to the accident.
You may also suffer psychological trauma from the accident, affecting not only you personally, but also your relationships with your family and friends. The mental distress of dealing with the accident is just too much for a person to handle, that’s why you will need the help of an auto accident attorney to deal with the procedure of filing your claim and get you the compensation that you deserve.
In the event that your case goes to trial, the attorney would know what evidence to gather, which witnesses to present, as well as the entire procedure that you would have to go through to get your compensation. While the claims procedure itself may be long and tedious, the lawyer’s expertise and knowledge will help shorten the time you have to wait to get your claim. An auto accident lawyer can make the process easier for you while you deal with the other consequences and effects of the auto accident.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an auto accident in Newport, RI, you should talk to a competent Newport car accident lawyer. The law offices of d’Oliveira & Associates offer competence and years of experience in handling auto accident cases and claims. Please contact the law offices of d’Oliveira & Associates at 1-800-992-6878 or fill out a contact form for a free legal consultation.