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Been in an Accident in Providence? What you Need to Know

Accidents happen, every day in fact, but you shouldn’t have to go through it alone.  You have recourse when it comes to dealing with financial burdens and physical pain. An accident attorney will explain your legal situation to you, enabling you to fully understand the applicable laws and create strategies together with your lawyer to get the full compensation you deserve.

There are numerous factors to take into account after you have had an accident. One is the set of circumstances that surrounded the incident. Was it caused by the driver’s negligence, a defective product or were there environmental factors? Were safety protocols followed?  Determining the source of the accident will guide you to the necessary paperwork that needs to be filed for a compensation claim.

Additionally, you will need to provide all documentation that relates to the accident. This includes eyewitnesses, photos, videos, medical bills and any paperwork necessary to receive the wages you lost while not being able to work. Direct evidence, such as witnesses, photos and videos will provide proof of negligence if that was the cause if the accident. Other types of evidence, such as medical bills, will demonstrate to the court the physical, emotional, and financial burden that you have suffered as a result of the accident – which will play a factor in the amount of compensation that you will receive.

Keep in mind that the defense will attempt to prevent or reduce your compensation by providing their own evidence to indicate that you may have contributed to the accident through your own negligence. Rhode Island is a “fault” state, that means in Providence, if the defense is able to prove that a certain percentage of the accident was your fault, then you lose that percentage from any compensation you receive.

With this in mind, it is essential, to have a Providence accident attorney ensure that you can get the most compensation possible in your particular case.