Rhode Island Car Accident Attorneys
If you have been seriously injured in a car accident, contact the Rhode Island injury lawyers of Crowe & Harris, LLP for a free consultation and review of your case!
At Crowe & Harris, LLP , we are committed to helping victims of motor vehicle accidents get the justice that they deserve. We provide all of our clients with high-quality legal representation. We also believe in supporting our clients emotionally during what we know to be a difficult period in their lives. We want to provide our clients with everything they need as they begin a harrowing journey towards recovery.
If you or a loved one were injured in a Rhode Island car accident, call the attorneys at Crowe & Harris, LLP to discuss your case and to learn about your rights and obligations under the law. We have recovered over half a billion dollars on behalf of our clients. Let us put our experience to work for you.
Car Accidents in Rhode Island
Operating a motor vehicle involves a certain amount of risk. It is a fact that is understood in our modern society. As such, laws exist that require drivers to operate their vehicles in a safe manner. Unfortunately, people throughout Rhode Island violate these laws every day.
According to the Insurance Information Institute, in 2019, 57 motor vehicle fatalities were reported in Rhode Island. This number represented a 3.4% decrease from the motor vehicle fatalities reported in 2018. Of course, not all car accidents result in fatalities. However, all car accidents, even minor ones, can cause bodily injury and harm to the occupants of the vehicle.
If you or a loved one were injured in a car accident in Rhode Island, the attorneys at Crowe & Harris, LLP can help you recover the compensation you deserve. Our Rhode Island car accident attorneys have decades of experience representing drivers, passengers, pedestrians, and cyclists who were injured in motor vehicle accidents.
Do I Need a Rhode Island Car Accident Lawyer?
If you were hurt in a car accident in Rhode Island, you might be curious about whether you can settle your claim against the other driver on your own. However, this would be a mistake. Insurance companies who represent negligent automobile operators do not have your best interest in mind. Their only goal is to settle your claim as soon as possible, and for as little money as possible.
In some instances, the insurance company may offer to pay for the property damage to your vehicle if you agree to waive your bodily injury claims. They use scenarios such as this, and many others, in order to deny you what you are owed for your injuries.
Don’t let this happen to you.
An experienced car accident attorney can help you recover the compensation you are owed for the injuries you sustained in your motor vehicle accident. Your lawyer will conduct a thorough investigation to prove that the other driver was at fault for the accident. This may include obtaining a copy of the police report to determine the accuracy of the details contained therein. Your lawyer will also contact any persons who were named as witnesses to the accident in order to determine whether their statement will be favorable to you or not.
Your attorney may also investigate the accident scene to determine whether there were any other contributing factors to the accident. For example, did an overgrown shrub on a neighboring property obstruct a stop sign? If so, your attorney may also be able to bring a claim against the homeowner who failed to properly maintain his property. Once they have completed their investigation, they will aggressively pursue a fair and reasonable settlement on your behalf.
An experienced injury lawyer will understand the nature and extent of your injuries and what you can reasonably be able to expect to recover in a settlement. If they can’t negotiate a fair settlement from the other party, it might be necessary to file a lawsuit and seek damages in court. At trial, a skilled attorney will seek to exclude any damaging evidence against you. They will also call expert witnesses on your behalf to prove that the was not due to your negligence, but to the negligence of the other driver.
Your lawyer may also call medical experts to prove that your injuries were indeed the result of the accident. These experts may also testify as to any future medical treatment you may require. If you cannot work because of the accident, your attorney will hire the appropriate experts to testify as to the amount of your lost wages and future lost income.
The team at Crowe & Harris, LLP has decades of experience in representing people injured in car accidents. Contact us as soon as you’re able after your car accident to ensure that you recover all the compensation to which you are entitled.
Types of Car Accident Cases We Handle
There are many different causes of car accidents. At Crowe & Harris, LLP , we handle them all.
To prevail in your Rhode Island car accident case, you must prove that the other driver was responsible for your accident and for your injuries. That is, you must prove that the other driver was negligent in operating their motor vehicle.
Negligence is the failure to exercise due care that a reasonably prudent person would use in similar circumstances. There are many different ways a negligent driver can cause an accident. These include:
- Failing to stop for a red light
- Failing to stop for a stop sign
- Reckless driving such as weaving in and out of traffic on the highway
- Failing to make a yield while making a left turn
- Failure to make proper observations when pulling out of a parking spot or driveway
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Driving while fatigued
- Distracted driving
- Using your cell phone while driving
Once the necessary evidence to establish negligence on the part of the other driver has been secured, you will be entitled to collect damages for the injuries you sustained in the accident.
These damages may include:
- Pain and suffering
- Payment of your medical expenses, including the cost of future medical treatment
- Lost wages and future loss of income, if any
- Property damage
- Loss and enjoyment of life
- Other out-of-pocket expenses
Of course, the damages that you are entitled to will depend on your specific circumstances. Working with a skilled car accident attorney will ensure that you collect all of the monetary damages to which you are entitled.
Rhode Island Auto Accident Statute of Limitations
In Rhode Island, you have three years from the date of your collision to file a claim for the injuries you sustained in your car accident. If you fail to file a lawsuit within three years, your claim will be barred forever, and you will not be entitled to collect any money for your injuries. Therefore, the sooner you can contact Crowe & Harris, LLP , the sooner you can ensure that your rights are protected.
Contact a Rhode Island Car Accident Lawyer Now
If you were hurt in a car accident in Rhode Island, call a car accident attorney at Crowe & Harris, LLP as soon as possible. We have represented thousands of victims of car accidents and have obtained hundreds of millions of dollars in verdicts and settlement on behalf of our clients.
Our team of compassionate, caring, and knowledgeable attorneys knows how to deliver results, so call Crowe & Harris, LLP now at (617) 404-3417. Or, if you prefer, we can also be reached by email. Our initial consultation is always free, and you won’t owe us anything until we secure compensation for you.