We take great pride in representing individuals who have suffered injuries in auto accidents in Rhode Island. Our mission in each and every case is to provide our clients with the utmost level of legal representation so that a maximum level of financial compensation is received. Our lawyers will provide you with years of experience in the field of auto accidents, including truck crashes, pedestrian and bicycle collisions. Our attorneys will travel anywhere within RI to provide victims with expert legal consultation regarding their case.
All case reviews are provided by our lawyers free of charge Call us at 401-200-3929.
Why Should You Hire a Car Accident Lawyer?
You will need a RI auto accident lawyer to represent you in your lawsuit because insurance companies are unlikely to just hand you the amount you deserve. Naturally, their main goal is to maximize their profits. This means they have an incentive to pay you as little as possible and get you to sign a liability release form, which will bar you from further recovery. However, the little amounts that these companies offer are rarely enough to cover your medical bills, let alone other monetary damages such as lost wages and pain & suffering. Therefore, hiring an experienced attorney who specializes in traffic accidents is your best option.
We are experienced in litigating all kinds of traffic accidents, including car, truck, and motorcycle accidents. Legally speaking, there are some differences between these cases. Motorcycle accidents result in a higher degree of severe injuries and fatalities than any other type of motor vehicle collision. Similar to car accidents, victims of motorbike accidents are entitled to monetary compensation for the losses they have incurred including medical costs, lost wages, pain and suffering and emotional distress. Our team of dedicated accident attorneys will guide you through the legal process every step of the way. Similarly, truck accidents usually have more clear liabilities due to the negligence of the truck driver. Every year more than 75,000 individuals sustain catastrophic injuries resulting from truck accidents. Large trucks pose a serious danger on the road for motorists. Our law firm is dedicated to helping people who have been injured in truck accidents receive just compensation for their injuries. Contact us today to consult with us for free, with absolutely no obligation.
Why Choose Us – Attorneys Fighting for the Rights of the Injured
We will win or you don’t pay.
It’s that simple. We understand that you have already been through a lot and to make your life easier, we offer a FREE, no-obligation consultation to review your case. Next, we will discuss your options. Results are GUARANTEED. If we take your case, we will get paid only when you do. We will win, or you owe us nothing.
- You can contact us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for a free consultation with our lawyers
- When you contact us a lawyer will immediately respond – No call centers – no legal secretaries – No time waiting for the important legal advice you need
- Our no recovery no fee promise – You won’t have to pay a dime until there is a successful resolution to your case.
- All accident lawyers at our office have years of experience litigating such cases, so they know how to get the maximum compensation for your case.
- Our lawyers will fight for your right to compensation against insurance companies and defendants for all your damages including
1. Medical bills – Hospitalization costs
2. Future medical care
3. Loss of earnings
4. Pain and suffering
5. Emotional distress
When you are involved in an accident and suffer damages, you are legally entitled to be compensated by the negligent and responsible parties, or their insurance carriers. If you miss work, you will also be entitled to be compensated for lost income. If you stayed at the hospital and had medical bills, then you will be compensated for your medical expenses as well. It is the insurance carrier’s ethical duty to pay you for any and all damage that you sustained. Unfortunately, the insurance industry does not operate based on ethics. Most insurance adjusters are trained ask you questions that are designed to trick you, so they can legally eliminate or significantly reduce their debt to you. The most important advice that we give our clients is to never speak to the other party or their insurance carrier. Let us handle that part. We are the best law firm to represent you because we care about our clients and we will fight for you all the way.
We will take the proper steps to show that the other driver was acting in a negligent manner while he or she was driving. For example, if a driver is on the phone while driving, or intoxicated, they were being negligent. A law firm that is also highly experienced will be able to counter the other party’s attempts to get your case dismissed and win your case. Our offices also have a motorcycle accident lawyer on board to assist injured victims of these devastating crashes.
For instance, there are many drivers that will run a red light, endangering the lives of other people on the road. If you are the victim of a traffic accident, contact us for immediate assistance. Remember, our consultations are free, and when we take a case, we do not charge our clients a penny until our client wins. If you don’t win, then we don’t get paid. That’s how confident we are in our expertise.
Call us now to speak to a RI car accident lawyer immediately.
WORLDWIDE AUTO ACCIDENT STATISTICS
- Nearly 1.3 million people die in road crashes each year, on average 3,287 deaths a day.
- An additional 20-50 million are injured or permanently disabled.
- More than half of all road traffic deaths occur among young adults ages 15-44.
- Motor vehicle accidents are the 9th leading cause of death and account for 2.2% of all deaths globally.
- Auto accidents are the leading cause of death among young people ages 15-29, and the second leading cause of death worldwide among young people ages 5-14.
- Nearly 400,000 people under 25 worldwide die in auto accidents annually..
- Over 90% of all road fatalities occur in low and middle-income countries, which have less than half of the world’s vehicles.
- Road crashes cost (U.S. dollars) $518 billion globally, costing individual countries from 1-2% of their annual GDP.
- Auto accidents cost low and middle-income countries $65 billion annually, exceeding the total amount received in developmental assistance.
UNITED STATES MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT STATISTICS
- Over 33,000 people were killed in U.S. motor vehicle accidents in 2012
- An additional 2.35 million are injured or disabled
- An average of 92 people died each day in motor vehicle crashes in 2012—that’s one every 16 minutes
- Over 1,600 children under 15 years of age die each year
- Motor vehicle accidents cost the U.S. $230.6 billion per year
- That comes out to $820 per person
- The U.S. fatality rate has gone done by almost half from 2.1 deaths per 100 million vehicle miles in 1990 to 1.1 in 2009
- Car, truck, and motorcycle accidents are the leading cause of death for persons aged 8 – 34
WHAT CAN YOU DO TO REDUCE YOUR RISK IN AN AUTO ACCIDENT
While you can never completely avoid the risk of a car accident altogether, you can significantly reduce the chance that you or your loved ones suffer serious injury or death.
Wear your seatbelt – Research has found that the proper use of a seatbelt reduces the risk of fatal injury to front seat passenger car occupants by as much as 45 percent and the risk of moderate-to-severe injury by up to 50 percent. Observational data from NOPUS has put seatbelt use for all U.S. passenger vehicles at around 86 percent. Buckle up.
Use car safety seats for children – According to the NHTSA, proper use of child safety seats reduce the risk of fatal injury by 71 percent for infants and by 54 percent for toddlers in passenger car accidents.
Obey the speed limit – The NHTSA reports that 30 percent of fatal accidents are speed related – that amounts to over 10,000 deaths in 2012.
Keep up with safety recalls for your vehicle – 2014 was the “year of the auto recall” with automakers issuing more than 550 recalls for more than 52 million vehicles. Some of the recalls are for minor issues, but many were issued to fix very real safety issues. For example, Ford issued a recall for 2 parts in the ignition of several models that could cause the car to shut off and loose steering and prevent the airbag from deploying. You can search for recalls by vehicle make and model or by entering your car’s VIN into the database at safercar.gov.
Don’t drink and drive – Alcohol was a factor in over 10,000 motor vehicle fatalities in 2012.
Watch out for pedestrians – In 2012, 4,743 pedestrians were killed by cars in the United States and the vast majority were not at intersections.
RI CAR ACCIDENT ATTORNEYS
The Rhode Island car accident attorneys are no strangers to handling car accident cases involving serious injury or death. We have repeatedly fought for our client’s rights and secured millions of dollars in car accident verdicts and settlements.
We are uniquely equipped to handle all types of motor vehicle accident and crash cases, including collisions with commercial trucks or “big rigs”, automotive product defects; pedestrian accidents; and accidents caused by poor roadway planning or maintenance. If you have been injured in a car accident or even if you simple have questions about highway and road safety (here are some tips from the Rhode Island State Police), our firm can help.
Car wrecks are traumatic and can leave you in a state of shock and injured. Still, it is important to know what to do after a car accident so you can prepare yourself for future litigation. What you do the day of your accident and immediately afterward can directly impact your ability to receive compensation, along with the amount you eventually settle for. Here are steps you should take after your accident:
GET TO SAFETY
Nothing is as important as your safety. If you can move your vehicle to the side of the road, do it. Use your hazard lights and horn to warn surrounding drivers that you are on the move. If you cannot move your car, put your hazards on, prepare to honk, and call 911 for help. In this situation, getting out of your car can actually be more dangerous than staying put because your car will be much easier to see and avoid than you will be, and your car offers a certain level of protection.
START TAKING PICTURES
As soon as you are safe, pull out your smartphone and start taking pictures of everything. You will want photos of all vehicles that were involved. Each side should be photographed and any damage needs to have a close up shot. Next, take pictures of the road and any debris but do so at a safe distance. You should also take pictures of surrounding buildings, street lights, stop signs, and anything else that could help tell the story of what happened. Remember, a jury will never step foot on that road. If it is a busy highway, show them with pictures.
FILE AN ACCIDENT REPORT
Be sure to file a report with the police, since this will be a valuable piece of evidence later on.
EXCHANGE INFORMATION WITH THE OTHER DRIVER
Take down their name, address, phone number, insurance information, driver’s license number, and license plate number. You should also document the make and model of the car and whether or not they were “on the job” when they hit you. If, for example, they hit you while making a delivery, the company they work for could be liable.
GO SEE THE DOCTOR
Even if you think you are fine, you need to see the doctor right away. Many people ask what to do after an accident but fail to do this important step. Shock can make you feel better than you actually are, so do not take your health for granted. Simultaneously, your doctor and medical file will be critical for your case, so make sure they open a new one for you.
CALL AN ATTORNEY
We can help you open a claim with the insurance company, make sure you receive the medical care you need, and that your rights are protected.
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You need a lawyer you can trust to become your advocate both in and out of court. If you are still unsure about what to do after a car accident, call us for immediate help and to have all your questions answered. Call us now at
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