Warwick Car Accident Lawyer
ROB LEVINE, WARWICK CAR ACCIDENT LAWYER
HURT IN AN CAR ACCIDENT? GET AN ATTORNEY
Anyone who has been in an auto accident can tell you it is traumatizing in more than one way. When you are hurt, your mind, body, family, and bank account all suffer! It’s not a good position to be in, but having a Warwick car accident lawyer to trust with the daunting task of dealing with the insurance companies does help.
YOU CAN RELY ON A WARWICK CAR ACCIDENT LAWYER
When a car accident happens that was not your fault, you expect your bills from it to be covered. After all, isn’t that the point of car insurance? What most people tend to forget is that insurance companies, like any other business, have one goal in mind: to make money and to not give it out easily. When these companies try to avoid complying, there is no question: you should contact a Warwick car accident attorney and let them deal with the rest. Do not bother talking to an insurance company yourself. If you choose to do so without being guided by an attorney, chances are, your words may be used against you and your case could collapse. The attorneys from our firm know how to handle every aspect of a car accident injury claim. Let us do the work, so you can get back to healing.
OUR WARWICK AUTO WRECK ATTORNEY SPEAKS UP
With so much advice given on car accidents, it can be hard to keep up! There are many things you can do to benefit your case, but we have narrowed it down to three easy steps to remember:
- Don’t leave the scene until the wreck is handled. Meanwhile, call the police and get the other driver’s info.
- Seek medical treatment even if you don’t feel pain at the moment. It’s the best thing for yourself.
- Call an attorney and do not speak to anyone else about the wreck yet, even friends or insurance companies.
Injury or accident case
- Dial 911 and report the accident. Let them know if there are any injuries and always request a rescue if you are injured.
- Never move your vehicle prior to the police arriving.
- If you are able to exit your vehicle, take pictures of the accident scene from a distance so that you can see all of the vehicles involved and all of the vehicles in one picture. Then take close-up pictures of each vehicle involved. Make sure to include the damage, license plate of the vehicle, and a picture of the driver.
- If there is a witness to the accident, ask them to wait for the police to arrive so they can give a statement. If they cannot wait, ask if you can take a picture of their identification and then include a picture of them holding their identification that you can read.
- Once the police arrive, make a statement as to how the accident occurred. Ensure that the police talk to the witness and takes their statement as well. If the witness left prior to the police arrival, show the police officer a picture of the witness and their identification, making sure that, on the police report, they are noted as a witness that had to leave before his arrival.
- If you are injured, never refuse medical treatment by rescue personnel. Be transported by rescue to the nearest hospital to get medical treatment.
- You and the other driver can agree to follow each other and meet at the police department to make a report.
- If you are not going to meet at the police department to make a report, you should exchange the following information to include a copy of their license, motor vehicle registration, insurance card, a picture of their license plate, and a picture of the other driver. Remember, you should have documented photos of the scene of the accident and damages to vehicles as well.
- If you are involved in a bus accident and you are injured, make sure either you or someone else has dialed 911 to request a rescue as well as the police to document the accident.
- The bus driver should be creating a list of all the passengers on the bus at the time of the accident. Ensure that your name is written on the list, then take a picture of the list and the bus driver holding the list.
- Ensure you receive a receipt showing proof that you were on the bus. Take a picture of the receipt to preserve it.
- Take pictures of the damage to the bus, any vehicles involved in the accident, and/or any items damaged, i.e., a tree.
- If you are injured, do not refuse medical attention. Be transported by rescue to the nearest or most appropriate hospital for treatment.