Almost any injury can be designated “an accident.” If you have suffered physical or emotional injury or worse caused by the negligence of others, do not, we repeat, do not suffer in silence. You are entitled to monetary compensation. It’s the law.
Categories of Accidents
Most accidents fall into one of 10 basic categories:
- Slip and Fall
- Dog Bites
- Wrongful Death
Don’t Go It Alone
Dealing with high-powered company attorneys and insurance adjusters requires time and specialized legal expertise. Attempting to face things alone can result in claims denied or a settlement far less than the amount you deserve. A good accident attorney knows the legal accident ropes and performs all the steps necessary to ensure the maximum payout. They should:
- Communicates with all insurers
- Obtain the necessary evidence concerning the fault for the accident
- Organize medical records and bills
- Communicate with healthcare providers to obtain missing records
- Work with doctors to make sure they provide the medical information needed to prove damages
- Organize and present the evidence to prove liability and damages
- Negotiate with lien holders on a claim (such as health, disability, or workers’ compensation insurers) to potentially reduce the amount of those liens and increase your award
- Negotiate a satisfactory settlement with insurance companies or defense attorneys.
When talking about accidents, we’re also talking about personal injury. If you are injured on the job, you will probably be dealing with workman’s compensation insurance. While such insurance is mandated by the state of Rhode Island, specific awards are not. To obtain the maximum, you will need a good accident injury attorney to sift through insurance regulations and challenge lawyers for the employer.
If you slip and fall at a store or on someone’s property, liability insurance sets some fairly specific compensation rates and medical bills it will cover. But what if you are injured to the point where it affects your ability to work? What if the injuries are ongoing? You will need an attorney to present all the realities and get you the compensation you need to make up for your lost salary.
How Do Accident Attorneys Get Paid?
Car accident lawyer fees are typically charged on a contingent basis, and attorneys get a percentage of the amount recovered. Most commonly, attorneys take 33%—if you’re awarded $100,000, your attorney would receive $33,000 in legal fees.
Payment for other representation may be calculated hourly or by the case. A reputable attorney will always provide a pretty accurate “ballpark” figure of what it will cost. In many cases, fees will depend on the case outcome or be calculated on a percentage basis. Some attorneys advertise payment only if your case is won. While this sounds good, you’ll want to be sure the attorneys are experienced in your particular case category. It is not a bad idea to ask for win/loss records and amounts of monetary awards in cases similar to yours.
The Calvino Law Associates Promise
Our experienced attorneys offer free case evaluations and an honest legal option on your chances of winning. From several thousand dollars to millions, Calvino Law Associates have successfully represented accident victims on the entire injury category spectrum. No case is too small or too large. We bring years of personal injury experience to every one of them. Call us at (401) 205-3733 or use our online contact form. We serve Providence, North Kingstown, and the surrounding areas in Rhode Island.
Get the legal ball rolling toward getting you the money you deserve, the money to which you are legally entitled. FIGHT BACK. CALL JACK!
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Providence, RI 02907