- GET MEDICAL HELP - At the scene of the accident if you feel any pain or numbness call 911 and go to the hospital. The hospital is required to treat you even if you don’t have health insurance. After the accident if you feel any pain, numbness or other symptoms get to the hospital as soon as possible.
- GET LEGAL ADVICE - Before calling the insurance company or talking to the other persons insurance company CALL JIM DONELAN TODAY AT 401-461-1500. You should not discuss your injury or the way it happened until you have consulted a lawyer. The statements you make might be incomplete or be taken out of context and harmful to your claim at a later date. Do not sign any papers or agree to any settlement, as this may affect your right to pursue your claim. Always seek competent legal advice first.
- GET THE RIGHT DOCTOR - Jim Donelan can assist you in finding the doctor that can best treat your injuries, even if you don’t have medical insurance. Some injuries from a car crash are very subtle and never go away. They have to be diagnosed quickly to protect your rights to compensation and get appropriate treatment. Treatment may last for months or years if the injury is permanent.
- FILE A STATE ACCIDENT REPORT - If someone is injured or the damage to your vehicle exceeds $1000 you are required by law to file a state accident report. Jim Donelan’s office will help you complete the form and file it with DMV. Here’s a link on the RICarCrash.com website to the state accident report that must be completed and filed within 21 days after the accident.