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The moments following a car accident can be stressful, shocking, and highly emotional with all the difficulties that you have to face. Despite all these, there are matters that you need to address first, and these concern the health and safety of those involved in a car crash.

Important Tips After a Car Crash

woman hurt in car crash and needing to receive treatmentWhy do you need to seek medical attention immediately after an auto accident? First, you should to attend to the injuries sustained from the accident in order to avoid more damages and to ensure that you are safe from harm. Call the police. Your condition may worsen if your injuries remain untreated for a longer period of time. Second, you may feel fine because you feel no pain or see no injuries or bruises, but in every auto accident case, you should still have your general condition checked by the doctor. You cannot tell if you are in a good condition or not. A doctor will have to perform tests in order to ascertain that all the injuries you sustained, and potential risks that may develop in the future are completely recorded. This way, you are assured that you will not be paying for fees that the insurance company has not included in your compensation. Finally, your behavior after an auto accident is an important insurance companies and auto accident attorneys use to determine how injured you are. If you decided not to seek medical attention, the insurance company may use this information against you by claiming that you never suffered severe injuries from the accident. This mistake could put your rights at risk.

If you have an auto accident, see a doctor immediately. Give your physician all the information that he needs regarding your medical history, your health condition, facts of the accident and how you feel. Be honest and truthful with your statements. Follow the doctor’s advice.

Do You Need a RI Auto Accident Attorney?

Car Accident lawyer meeting client who didn't want to receive treatment after car accidentIf you or a loved one has been in an auto accident, you should consider contacting a RI attorney with experience in handling these types of cases. The personal injury attorneys of d’Oliveira & Associates, would like to meet with you and discuss the investigation of your automobile accident. Our law firm has represented and assisted numerous automobile accident victims in bringing lawsuits against other drivers and insurance companies alike, and there are no fees unless we are successful.

To have a member of our law office contact you, please fill out a contact form or call us at 1-800-992-6878.

Woonsocket Car Accident Lawyers of d’Oliveira & Associates
62 Hamlet Ave.
Woonsocket, RI 02895
(401) 762-4006
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Paul d’Oliveira

Attorney Paul d’Oliveira has been practicing personal injury and disability law for over 30 years. He started his personal injury law practice in 1989 with two offices in Fall River, MA and East Providence, RI. Today his firm has 16 offices in RI and Southeastern, MA.

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