Here are a few tips on what you can do immediately following an accident:
Even a minor incident could be the cause of damage or injury, so be sure to stay at the scene of the accident and follow the steps provided below.
Always call the police. A police officer will be able to gather all the necessary information from parties involved to properly document the facts of the accident. By involving the police, you are creating an official record of what has transpired and determining fault. *
* Be sure to provide the necessary information to the police and refrain from making any additional statements until you consult an attorney.
While the police will gather information from all parties involved, be sure to gather information for your own records as well. Be sure to include the following:
If you are hurting, we recommend consulting with a licensed medical practitioner:
Even though you have followed all of the advice listed above, turning to experienced accident attorneys who know personal injury law is key. Contact The Law Offices of James T. Marasco immediately to determine if you have a case and what your next steps should be. If you don't act fast, you run the risk of evidence being lost, witnesses disappearing and potentially receiving less compensation for your injuries.
It is imperative to determine if the vehicle was operated in a negligent manner. The Law Offices of James T. Marasco can help you prove the fault of the other vehicle, and we will work hard to get the compensation you deserve for damages such as:
Call us at 401-421-7500 (Providence) or 401-789-1800 (Narragansett) or send an e-mail to schedule your free initial consultation. Our offices are conveniently located in Providence and South County.
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