Rhode Island auto accident attorney discusses the biggest mistake people make after a car accident
As a Rhode Island automobile accident lawyer, I see far too many injuries from automobile accidents.
And oftentimes, people don’t even realize they’ve sustained those injuries when they were first in the accident!
No matter if you’re in Rhode Island, Cape Cod, Massachusetts and have suffered any kind of injury – and especially an injury involved in an automobile accident, there are extreme forces which can cause serious injuries.
The reality is that the forces that cause injuries in a car accident are very different from the everyday strains and sprains people experience on a daily basis.
And far too many people after an auto accident, don’t seek any kind of medical attention…shrugging it off as just “bumps and bruises” or “nothing to worry about” kinds of pain.
In cases like these, this is a big mistake…one of the biggest mistakes you can make after a car accident.
Rhode Island Auto Accident Attorneys Advice on Accident Injuries
Car accident related injuries oftentimes target the weakest points in the body such as the neck, head, back, knees, and wrist.
When you are injured there are five injuries which happen more than most. These are the kinds of symptoms that you’ll need to watch out for.
Directly following any kind of personal injury accident you might experience some mild discomfort. This soreness may feel similar to pulling a muscle or straining a joint.
To many people, the aches are minor and they think that these aches and pains just feel like the soreness experienced after exercise or strenuous activity.
It’s much different though…
But when you’re in an automobile accident, the forces are so extreme – so extreme that if you are not wearing a seatbelt, you experience 12 tons of pressure on your body and 2.4 tons of pressure when you are wearing a seatbelt.
That’s a lot of force…
When you’re in a car accident, the pain usually gets worse over time instead of less. When you experience a muscle strain from strenuous activity, the pain becomes less over time. There’s a big difference.
What’s worse is that in many cases, symptoms post-car accident can take months to severely affect a person’s life, finally reaching its fullest capacity years after the accident. And this oftentimes permanent pain can be lessened and treated up front by doing something so simple and easy – by simply going to the hospital or seeing your doctor.
Don’t Make the #1 Mistake…Get Medical Attention ASAP
In 2011, there were 67 fatalities and over 540 serious injuries due to auto accidents in Rhode Island. Suffice to say, Rhode Island has no shortage of automobile accidents.
So if you are in a car accident in the state of Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Bedford, Providence, Warwick or on Cape Cod – especially if you’re severely injured, get yourself to a hospital or to your doctor as soon as possible.
If you don’t go to the doctor or the Emergency Room following your auto accident, you could end up really hurting yourself …maybe even far worse than you are physically injured.
If you need to file a claim for damages after your car accident, you need to have proper medical documentation for you to have any chance at winning your case, if its needed.
If the other party is responsible for the accident and the harm induced to you, you need to have a solid case to collect – and your medical records following the accident are pivotal to winning that case.
As long as you seek medical attention quickly, you will have what you need so your Massachusetts or Rhode Island auto accident attorney can take it from there and help you to win your case.
If You Are In An Accident in RI…Call a Rhode Island Auto Accident Attorney
As soon as you’ve been treated, don’t make the mistake most people make and call your insurance company.
Instead call an RI car accident lawyer who can help you to get coverage for your injuries from either your insurance company or that of the guilty party.
Remember that insurance companies in Rhode Island don’t want to pay claims. They want to keep their money and not give you what you deserve in most cases.
Contact the Rhode Island car accident attorneys at Kevin P Landry Law Offices
We will protect your rights as a consumer and win your case. We’re here to help.