If you have been injured in a car accident in Rhode Island, you need to hire a personal injury attorney with the experience and dedication to obtain everything you deserve. I have a great deal of experience in helping victims injured in car accidents. I have resolved hundreds of cases and I refuse to accept any offer until my client is absolutely satisfied. A lot of attorneys will talk their client into accepting low offers to avoid the Courtroom - I love trial work and when the circumstances are right I am ready, willing, and able to take your case all the way to the jury.
Before graduating from Boston College Law School, I worked on the defense side as an insurance adjuster. Insurance adjusters are those who control cases and negotiate settlements on behalf of the insurance companies. I know their tricks because I settled nearly a thousand cases from small to large. I know how adjusters look to poke holes in your case and devalue your injury. I can use that insider information to your benefit. As a result of my extensive time working as an adjuster for an insurance company, and my time training at Boston's premier plaintiff trial firm, I know exactly what it takes to obtain the best results for your claim.
Whether the driver, a passenger, or pedestrian injured in a car accident, I am the Rhode Island auto accident attorney prepared to help you through the process. You may have a lot of questions such as: how are my medical bills going to be paid? What about lost wages, or what if I am fired because I can not continue to work? What about the damage to my car? It's complicated, it's frustrating, and that is why my office is here to resolve the entire matter for you.Liability
The first step for an attorney following a car accident is to determine liability. Liability, or fault, is a complex determination made based on numerous factors including but not limited to:
- state and federal laws;
- weather and other conditions affecting the road;
- the area of impact to the vehicle and severity;
- witness statements;
- and other factors.
Injuries and Damages
Auto accidents occur every day and many of them result in serious bodily injury. The following are some of the injuries that commonly occur in automobile accidents.
- Neck and back sprains;
- Injuries to shoulders and knees;
- Head injury;
- Scarring; or
- Wrongful death.
Auto Accidents in Massachusetts
Massachusetts is a no-fault State and drivers are required by law to maintain PIP (personal injury protection) coverage. PIP coverage will pay certain medical bills and wages following an accident. Because Massachusetts is a no-fault State and maintains PIP coverage, victims must meet certain thresholds in order to bring a claim or lawsuit against the at-fault driver.
It is important to speak with an attorney to guide you through the complicated PIP laws and to determine if your injury is severe enough to meet the Massachusetts threshold so that a claim can be brought against the at-fault driver.
Car Accidents in Rhode Island
Unlike our neighbor State, Massachusetts, Rhode Island is not a no-fault State and does not maintain PIP coverage. Additionally, there are no injury thresholds in Rhode Island.
As a result, any person injured in an auto accident in Rhode Island, whether minor or severe, can immediately bring a claim or lawsuit against the at-fault driver.
What is my case worth?
The amount of compensation that you will receive depends upon the severity of the injury. You may be entitled to compensation for:
- Current and future medical expenses;
- Loss of current and future wages;
- The impact of a permanent disability;
- Pain and suffering;
If you or a loved one has been injured in an automobile accident that occurred in either Rhode Island or Massachusetts, contact my office for a free consultation.