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Got a Speeding Ticket? ­ Defend Yourself

We’ve all done it. Speed. Sometimes you’re in a hurry, another times you just aren’t paying attention to how fast you’re going. And sometimes, it just feels good to go fast. Whatever the reason, most of us have been stopped at one time or another for speeding. While speeding certainly isn’t a felony, if you’re charged and it sticks, you could be in for a lot of trouble. Depending on where you get the citation and how many speeding citations you’ve received, there could be significant fines, driving school, and a considerable hike in your car insurance.

Worst Case Scenario

In Rhode Island, your license can be suspended for speeding. Rhode Island law gives Rhode Island Traffic Tribunal Magistrates wide discretion regarding the punishment of drivers who speed. A suspended license can have a major impact on your livelihood and the well-being of your family. If you encounter a “hanging” judge, you may very well find yourself unable to drive for quite some time.

Fines for Speeding in Rhode Island

  • First Offense. Speeding 1-10 mph over the speed limit: $95 fine. Speeding 11+ mph over the speed limit: an additional fine of $10 per every mile over and a minimum $205 fine. 
  • Second Offense. Speeding 1-10 mph over the speed limit: $10 per mile for each mile over the speed limit. Speeding 11+ mph over the speed limit: $15 per every mile over, if within twelve (12) months of the first offense.
  • Third Offense. Speeding 1-10 mph over the speed limit: $15 per mile for each mile over the speed limit and a potential 30-day license suspension. Speeding 11+ mph over the speed limit: $20 per mile for each mile over the speed limit and a potential 60-day license suspension.
  • Fourth Offense. If you receive a fourth offense of speeding within 18 months, you are facing up to a 2-year license revocation and 1-year license suspension. Penalties also include up to $1,000 in fines, 60 hours of community service, and 60 hours of a driving training course.

Your Best Defense

Given the penalties, it is always in your best interests to challenge speeding tickets. Hiring a lawyer versed in the rules and penalty exceptions can significantly reduce penalties and charges. Accept charges without counsel, and you might be opening yourself up to some serious fines and other penalties. Using exceptions, including your good driving record, a good attorney can get a reduction in penalties and often a dismissal of charges.

The Calvino Law Associates Promise

If you’ve decided to contest a speeding ticket, or just need someone to advise you whether or not you should proceed, the attorneys at Calvino Law Associates are here to help. We have an impressive record in defending clients charged with speeding violations. If you’ve received a citation, don’t take it lying down. Let us fight for you. Call us at (401) 205-3733 or use our online contact form.

We serve Providence, North Kingstown, and the surrounding areas in Rhode Island.

Calvino Law Associates

373 Elmwood Ave.

Providence, RI 02907

(401) 205-3733

Criminal Defense in Rhode Island: You Want the Best Lawyer

You’re caught going a few miles over the speed limit. Getting involved with the law for minor infractions is one thing but being charged with a criminal offense is a big deal. It means being in for a lot more than an annoying court appearance and fine. Criminal charges are serious. They can be life-changing and stay on your record for years. Without proper representation, you may find yourself facing serious jail time. If you are charged with a serious crime, the first thing you need to do is hire a good criminal attorney.

Duties and Role of a Defense Attorney

The term is self-explanatory. As the name implies, it is the defense attorney’s job to defend you from the charges and see that your rights are preserved along the way. You are entitled by law to an attorney whose role includes a variety of actions, including:

  • Conducting research and analyzing a case to determine a probable outcome while devising an effective strategy to defend your clients in court 
  • Representing clients at arraignments, hearings, and court trials 
  • Interpreting laws for clients and helping them to understand their legal options
  • Presenting evidence to a judge and jury should the case go to trial 
  • Developing strategies to resolve cases as favorably and cost-effectively as possible for clients 
  • Constructing arguments and representing clients in all criminal proceedings 

What to Look for in an Attorney

A good attorney constantly keeps abreast of new developments in the legal field. In many instances, they attend professional meetings and seminars to keep up with the latest changes in legislation concerning the defense of clients charged with criminal offenses.

  • Education Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree 
  • Juris Doctor (JD) from an accredited law school 
  • State bar admission
  • Legal Skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills 
  • Strong research and public speaking skills 
  • Superior decision-making and problem-solving skills 
  • Ability to work autonomously or with a team of attorneys to develop case strategies 
  • Adaptable, with strong attention to detail 
  • Aims to resolve cases as quickly and favorably as possible 
  • Prepares and drafts legal documents, including legal briefs and appeals 
  • Negotiates plea deals, punishments, and settlements 

Court Appointed Attorneys

You may not have the financial means to afford a private attorney. If that’s the case, the court will appoint one. Contrary to popular assumptions, court-appointed lawyers meet all the essential legal requirements. However, it is to your benefit to seek out the best representation possible.

What Do Defense Attorneys Charge?

The average cost for a felony defense is between $10,000 and $20,000. In Rhode Island, charges run between $150 and $450 an hour. Given what is at stake, good representation can mean the difference between long jail terms and, in some cases, suspended or abridged sentences and the best outcome of all, acquittal.

We Thrive on Criminal Defense

If you live in Rhode Island or Southern Massachusetts and are accused of a crime, don’t panic—Calvino Law Associates are here to help. Our expert criminal law attorneys will thoroughly review the details of your case and fight for the justice you deserve. Call us at (401) 205-3733 or use our online contact form. We serve Providence, North Kingstown, and the surrounding areas in Rhode Island.

Calvino Law Associates

373 Elmwood Ave.

Providence, RI 02907

(401) 205-3733

Fight Drunk Driving Charges: Calvino Law Associates, DUI Attorneys

A DUI charge in Rhode Island or anywhere is no laughing matter. Penalties are stiff. It can mean driving suspension and the annoyance of attending safe driving classes. Driving restrictions placed on offenders can be life-changing. You need your car for work, to drive the kids around to school and activities. When the costs of driving under the influence (DUI) are added up, it is worth fighting the charges, if only to reduce their severity and the draconian penalties that go along with it.

The cost of a drunk driving charge is easily underestimated. People often think about the fine itself. They forget about related costs, the most significant of which is a big hike in insurance premiums. They may also not be aware that time behind bars in severe cases is a possibility.

What Attorneys Do

The most important things a DUI attorney does include:

  • Finding flaws in the evidence against you and using it to win a dismissal, or at the very least, a reduction in charges and penalties
  • Questioning the legality of sobriety checkpoints
  • Challenging field sobriety tests and illegal testing
  • Examining the elements of the DUI charge and attacks the most serious
  • Challenging the basics of a Breathalyzer test

Drunk Driving Defenses

What defense will your lawyer use? Depending on the charges, a good attorney will employ whatever it takes to win.

  • Affirmative defenses—all charges dismissed
  • Attacks the circumstances of the arrest or facts as alleged by police
  • Questions procedures that may have infringed on your rights as the accused
  • Challenges the operational accuracy and condition of the DUI equipment used to support the charge

Charges that procedures by law enforcement violated your rights may be caused for exoneration as they are in any criminal defense.

Cost of a DUI Charge in Rhode Island

In round figures, a lost DUI case costs around $8800, broken down as follows:

  • $5000 Attorney Fees
  • $750 5-day Towing Fee
  • $1000 Bail
  • $1000 in Fines
  • $350 Registration Reinstatement Fee
  • $250 License Reinstatement
  • $100 Ignition Interlock Device
  • $6.50 Updated License

With the aid of a good attorney, you can see how the setting aside of charges eliminates many of the fee requirements; they will always argue, at minimum, for a reduction in penalties.

Penalties in Rhode Island for a First DUI Conviction

The consequences of a conviction for first offense DUI in Rhode Island can be extremely severe. They include a mandatory license suspension, community service, and hefty fines, as well as a possible jail sentence of up to one year. Fighting the charge on your own can be extremely difficult, if not impossible.

The Calvino Law Associates Promise

If you’ve been charged with a DUI, the first thing to do is call an attorney. The legal team at Calvino Law Associates has a stellar win record in DUI cases. It is not advisable to try to fight a DUI alone. More than likely, you will lose and spend the next year or two recouping your losses.

Our experienced legal staff of experts is here for you. Call us at (401) 205-3733 or use our online contact form. We serve Providence, North Kingstown, and the surrounding areas in Rhode Island.

Calvino Law Associates

373 Elmwood Ave.

Providence, RI 02907

(401) 205-3733

Injured on Someone’s Property? Know Your Rights in Rhode Island

Getting injured on someone’s property is not a small matter. If it has to do with their negligence, you have every right to seek compensation. It’s amazing how injuries you dismiss as nothing much can turn into serious problems. Associated medical bills can be significant. If your original injuries are serious from the get-go, they can worsen; we may be talking hundreds, even thousands of dollars in lost wages, not to mention a severe disruption to your current lifestyle. When injuries occur on someone’s property, you are entitled to seek compensation from the owner’s liability insurance company or from the individual foolish enough not to have it.

Basic Conditions for a Premise Liability Claim

  • An injury must have occurred on someone else’s property.
  • The property must have been in an unsafe condition.
  • The property owner knew or should have had reasonable knowledge that the premises were unsafe.
  • The property owner did not take reasonable care to amend the unsafe condition of their property.

Claims for premises liability injuries involve a variety of situations, including:

  • Trip or slip and fall accidents
  • Explosions or fires
  • Swimming pool injuries
  • Pet and animal attacks
  • Claims arising from negligent security
  • Injuries due to broken glass
  • Injuries at amusement parks, farms, residential homes, malls, and theaters
  • Apartment complex negligence

The most frequent accident injuries involving premise liability include:

  • Bone fractures
  • Ligament injuries and burns
  • Neck wounds
  • Electric shock
  • Fall injuries/slip and fall incidents
  • Spinal cord damage

These injuries occur from accidents a lot more serious than simply tripping over a tree stump, but as any liability lawyer will tell you, it’s startling the damage a minor fall can do. If possible, lawyers advise getting medical help immediately; this is crucial to your statement of medical bills, treatment, and the seriousness of your injury. Advise the property owner of the accident; this prevents them from playing dumb in court. Call the police. Their report may be the only official record of the accident with names and numbers of bystanders and witnesses.

The big “no, no” if you plan to sue is never to speak with an insurance company. That’s your liability attorney’s job, whom you or someone close to you will hire as soon as possible.

The Calvino Law Associates Promise

When it comes to providing representation during a strenuous time, our team works hard with and for you. We’ll be by your side with your best interests at heart, working to build a strong case focused on you and your family’s needs. When it comes to settlements, we make every effort to speed things up. We keep you in the information loop every step of the way. You’ll never have to call us to find out what’s happening or how the case is proceeding. Having this knowledge helps us provide the peace of mind you need to focus on what’s important: your recovery.

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!

Calvino Law Associates

373 Elmwood Ave.

Providence, RI 02907

(401) 205-3733

Wrongful Death Claims in Rhode Island: Don’t Suffer in Silence

Accidents that result in death are devastating for the person’s family and loved ones. When it occurs because of someone’s negligence, wrongful death claims can be filed against that person, persons, or company. The claim is brought as a civil action, usually by close relatives or will executors. Survivors are compensated for financial and emotional harm, losses, and suffering they’ve endured because of the death.

What You Can Sue for in Rhode Island

  • Burial and funeral costs
  • Hospital and medical expenses incurred before the death
  • Lost wages and loss of earning capacity from the date of the accident until the time of death
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of consortium
  • Loss of society and companionship
  • Prospective future income and earnings over the deceased’s life expectancy

Main Causes of Wrongful Death

There are several causes of wrongful death, including:

  • Auto accidents/Truck accidents/Motorcycle accidents. When a driver doesn’t obey the law and causes an accident that results in someone’s death, the negligent driver is held legally responsible. Wrongful death suits recoup a financial settlement to pay for the economic and noneconomic damages sought by a surviving party or parties.
  • Aviation accidents. Thousands of planes in the air each day provide many opportunities for accidents. Commercial flights late to their next stop may skip inspections; pilots may be ill-trained. Failure to adhere to FAA guidelines or knowingly hiring incompetent pilots are subject to the wrongful death of suits if accidents occur. Families of those killed have received settlements in the millions. The basis for suits lies in the airlines, as a negligent party, failure to follow FAA and other guidelines.
  • Medical malpractice. One of the most difficult suits to win is against doctors or medical facilities for malpractice that results in death. Those won normally involve conduct that is found to be blatantly medically unacceptable and provable. The proof relies on expert medical testimony and behavior outside of the medically approved norm. Suits are a tricky business and require an attorney or attorneys well-versed in malpractice courtroom tactics.
  • Defective products. Defective products are everywhere these days. They could be defective from improper manufacturing, poor design, defects from transportation, or malfunctioning safety features. Legally, the manufacturer must keep their products safe from malfunctions that can cause injury or death.
  • Criminal acts. Anger can get the best of anyone. Wrongful death can occur when it goes too far, and someone dies because of a fight or attack.

Accidental deaths can occur anywhere and, in any situation, from accidental poisoning to fatal falls on someone’s property to workplace accidents.

The Calvino Law Associates Promise

Wrongful death suits are legally complex and require the services of an experienced attorney. The legal team at Calvino Law Associates has successfully litigated wrongful death lawsuits and secured thousands of dollars in settlements. If you live in Rhode Island or Southern Massachusetts and have lost a loved one to negligence, we are here to help you recover the compensation you deserve. Call us at (401) 205-3733 or use our online contact form.

Calvino Law Associates

373 Elmwood Ave.

Providence, RI 02907

(401) 205-3733

Rhode Island Motorcycle Accident Attorneys: Calvino Law Associates

Motorcycles are fun, but given today’s traffic and drivers’ inconsiderate behavior, negotiating roads can be treacherous. Motorcyclists are hit daily by cars, trucks, and other large vehicles. These accidents never end well. Injuries can be devastating, taking months to heal. Victims are often left with crippling disabilities, unable to lead everyday lives. If you are unfortunate enough to be involved in an accident, you need a lawyer who will fight for you and get you the monetary compensation you deserve.

Your choice of law firm matters—the attorneys at Calvino Law Associates take pride in representing motorcycle accident victims and getting them top-dollar compensation awards. Our award-winning personal injury attorneys recover large settlements for motorcyclists throughout Rhode Island and Southern Massachusetts. Feel free to ask about our previous cases.

You focus on healing; we’ll figure out the rest.

  • Current and future medical bills
  • Rehabilitation and physical therapy
  • Lost wages or lost earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental and emotional anguish
  • Diminished or altered quality of life

The Investigative Process

Accident investigators, a part of our team, research all the accident details through interviews, police reports, and medical documentation. Accident reconstruction combined with expert and onsite witnesses supports an air-tight case difficult for insurance companies to challenge in court.

The Insurance Company Battles

Insurance companies, by nature, are designed to resist payouts. We rarely settle for a penny less in compensation. Calculations for medical bills and other payouts are always realistic, leaving insurance companies with little room for argument. Our attorneys are in touch with plaintiffs throughout the entire litigation process. All final settlement offers are presented to victims and subject to their approval.


Once it’s determined how much your motorcycle accident case is worth, the negotiation process with the insurance company begins. In the interests of full disclosure, negotiations can be settled within a few weeks or months; other times, it may take longer, especially if the case is complicated, and you have suffered catastrophic injuries. In the latter instance, quick acceptance of monetary offerings by insurance companies, no matter how generous, may not always be the best move. Long-term medical rehabilitation bills can run into the thousands and must be calculated into the settlement. A good lawyer will have the documents to prove current and future medical costs.

Wrongful Death

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 5,579 motorcyclists in the United States were involved in a fatal traffic accident in 2020. Thanks to the size and weight of other vehicles on the road, especially tractor-trailers, motorcyclists face a greater risk of serious injury and death. They are 29 times more likely to die in a motor vehicle crash and four times more likely to be injured than a car driver or passenger.

By law, a personal representative of the deceased person’s estate can sue for wrongful death in motorcycle accidents. The following damages can be sought by your lawyer:

  • Burial expenses
  • Loss of consortium
  • Loss of future income
  • Pain and suffering

The Calvino Law Associates Promise

The legal team at Calvino Law Associates has successfully represented motorcycle accident victims in some of the most tragic cases. We understand how devastating accidents can be, for the victim and their families. We know how important it is that you receive just insurance company payouts as soon as possible. Given that, we approach negotiations fully prepared with indisputable facts and figures.

If you or someone you know has been injured in a motorcycle accident, we’re here to help. Call us at (401) 205-3733 or use our online contact form. We serve Providence, North Kingstown, and the surrounding areas in Rhode Island.

Calvino Law Associates

373 Elmwood Ave.

Providence, RI 02907

(401) 205-3733

Slip and Fall Suits in Rhode Island—Your Legal Options

You’re walking along “minding your own business,” as they say, and just like that, you’re on the ground. Good Samaritans rush over. “Are you okay?” You say yes. But when you get home, you’re feeling all sorts of terrible. The Urgent Care doctor says you’ve broken your wrist, and he advises you to see an orthopedist about a possible shoulder issue. If your accident is a result of negligence on the part of a property owner or business, you may consider suing.

Can You Prove It?

A slip and fall case is a premises liability case that often requires proving negligence, building a case, negotiating a settlement, and sometimes arguing a case at trial. Most lawyers are wary about accepting cases without evidence of negligence. A personal injury attorney will honestly assess your chances of winning based on the information you provide and some research into possible negligence. If injuries are not serious, fail to impact your quality of life, or haven’t resulted in ongoing medical treatment, an attorney may discourage you from suing.

10 Most Common Slip and Fall Accident Injuries

  • Broken Bones 
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Neck Injuries 
  • Concussions
  • Other Forms of TBI 
  • Severe Cuts and Lacerations
  • Knee and Ankle Injuries 
  • Shoulder, Elbow, and Wrist Injuries
  • Facial Injuries
  • Chronic Pain

Reality Check: Suing on Slip and Fall Cases

Things to know concerning slip and fall cases.

  • Most of these cases are settled out of court. However, plaintiffs of successful slip-and-fall lawsuits against property owners and businesses have been known to recover millions of dollars for damages, including hospital bills, physical therapy expenses, and lost wages.
  • Even if you have a particularly inspiring slip-and-fall story, you’ll have a hard time winning your case without the help of a qualified attorney.
  • Most slip-and-fall cases end in settlements. Depending on the nature of the injury and other factors, average settlements tend to range from $15,000 to $75,000.

Pain and Suffering

People tend to associate personal injury lawsuits (including slip and fall cases) with monetary awards for pain and suffering. Pain and suffering awards are difficult to calculate and are more often than not reliant on the sympathy of a jury. Physical pain and emotional trauma are included in cases where serious injury is sustained. As many personal injury attorneys will tell you, the extent of pain and suffering can be difficult to prove. Even if your case is valid and can prove negligence, the pain and suffering aspect, unless severe, will not enhance your final settlement.

Fatal Slip and Fall Cases

Fatal slip-and-fall accidents, of course, lead to higher settlements. Some of these cases settle for over $200,000, and some for over $1,000,000.00. These cases are not filed as slip-and-fall lawsuits but as wrongful death claims, which by their severity, require large payouts.

The Calvino Law Associates Promise

The legal team at Calvino Law Associates is noted in Rhode Island and Southern Massachusetts for the successful prosecution of slip and fall lawsuits. Our experienced attorneys know the right questions to ask and provide an honest assessment of your chances of winning.

Have you fallen, and are your injuries a result of negligence? 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!

Calvino Law Associates

373 Elmwood Ave.

Providence, RI 02907

(401) 205-3733

Finding the Right Divorce Lawyer in Rhode Island

No matter how agreeable, divorce is never a pleasant experience. Whether you live in Rhode Island, or anywhere else for that matter, finding the right divorce lawyer can be difficult. You want to be fair, but on the other hand, you don’t want to give away the store to maintain your nice guy image. When hiring an attorney, you need someone who understands what you’re going through plus what you need to survive. If children are involved, it’s even more complicated. No-fault divorces sound like a civilized option, but any attorney will tell you this: if it’s not in writing, there’s a better than even chance that issues will arise in the future.

The Role of Divorce Lawyers

A good divorce attorney will:

  • Negotiate with the opposing attorney to reach a realistic and satisfactory settlement
  • Advocate on your behalf for child custody, child support, and spousal support
  • Uncover any assets your spouse may be attempting to hide
  • Evaluate offers for settlement
  • Resolve any additional disputes that may arise during the divorce process

Unfortunately, there are instances where attorneys do not operate in the best interests of their clients. If you suspect your attorney is not completely working on your behalf, you have every right to question their decisions. Remember, you are not obliged to accept your attorney’s advice. You should never feel pressured to sign off on anything.

What Does a Divorce Cost

The cost of your divorce is a function of how contested your divorce is. Filing and service fees are about $200. If there are no disputes about child custody, child support, visitation, alimony, or the division of assets, your divorce could cost as little as $1,500. Assuming you use an attorney, the most uncomplicated cases cost around $1,500. Contested divorces, depending upon their complexity, can cost as much as $15,000 from each party. This money comes from the marital estate.

How to Pick a Good Divorce Lawyer

The notion of the “best” divorce attorneys is subjective. Each case is different, with its particular requirements. No one wants their divorce to be contentious. A good lawyer is equal parts appropriately firm on your behalf without creating unnecessary unpleasantness and conflict. They listen to your concerns and are honest with you if what you want is unrealistic. You’re looking for someone with the following qualities:

  • Experience
  • Respected by Their Peers
  • Honesty
  • Appropriately Aggressive on Your Behalf
  • Forthright About Fees
  • A Good Negotiator
  • Committed to Your Case
  • Compassionate

A good divorce has A+ communication skills; experience with cases similar to yours; people skills; willingness to research the facts of the case. Do not be reluctant to ask how cases similar to yours have turned out. If you sense that the attorney seems unduly negative regarding your situation, you may want to move on to someone with whom you feel better connected.

The Calvino Law Associates Promise

The legal team at Calvino Law Associates handles a wide range of divorce cases in Rhode Island and Southern Mass each year. Some of them are straightforward, some are unavoidably complex. Our attorneys always strive for amicable conclusions that keep cases out of court.

If you are contemplating divorce, call us at (401) 205-3733 or use our online contact form. We serve Providence, North Kingstown, and the surrounding areas in Rhode Island.

Calvino Law Associates

373 Elmwood Ave.

Providence, RI 02907

(401) 205-3733

Calling All Accident Victims: Get the Money You Deserve

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:

  • Car
  • Bus
  • Rideshare
  • Motorcycle
  • Bike
  • Pedestrian
  • Workplace
  • 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.

Personal Injury

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!

Calvino Law Associates

373 Elmwood Ave.

Providence, RI 02907

(401) 205-3733

When Accidents Happen, Call Calvino Law Associates

You survived an accident and are grateful for that. However, the injuries incurred may impact your life for months, even years. They may keep you from working, even seriously diminish your overall quality of life. And make no mistake, insurance companies, yours or the “other guys,” are not in business to pay out what you necessarily deserve. When you’re injured, you need an experienced accident attorney who will fight to get you the monetary compensation you need and deserve.

The Legal Team at Calvino Law Associates ­

Don’t be the victim a second time—accidents happen, and so do the injuries sustained due to someone’s negligence. Rhode Island laws protect you, but that does not mean you will always get the compensation coming to you. The difference between excellent and competent legal representation can mean thousands of dollars more or less in damages. One call to Calvino Law Associates and our dedicated attorneys gets you started on the road to receiving every penny you deserve for your injuries.

Auto Accidents and Collisions: What to Do

Successfully filing your case will depend on what you do immediately to support the facts. You need to:

  • Notify the police.
  • Try not to move your car. Wait until the police arrive and follow their instructions.
  • Write down as much information as you can obtain. Names, addresses, phone numbers, and license plate numbers are all important to successfully presenting your case.
  • Don’t forget the other driver. Get their name, license number, car registration, and insurance contact name and number. Remember, everyone in RI & Mass must have auto insurance.
  • Go to the hospital. No matter how small your injury, let the medical professionals document and administer your treatment.
  • Report your accident immediately. Your insurance company needs to know as soon as possible.
  • Report your accident by filing an Operators Report. You do this at your local police station within 5 days.
  • Contact your lawyer. The entire staff at Calvino Law Associates is ready to help you with your case.

Emotional Damages

As bad as physical injuries can be, the emotional distress caused by accidents is very real and can be an important factor when arguing your injury claim. Emotional distress is defined as a highly unpleasant emotional reaction—anguish, humiliation, fury—resulting from an incident. Presented in legal terms as pain and suffering, charges include both the physical distress caused by your injuries and the mental anguish or emotional distress you experience because of the trauma. When your case is filed, you may hear terms like emotional harm, mental anguish, mental distress, mental disturbance, and mental suffering. A good accident lawyer knows how to factor emotional damage into your case, which can significantly increase the amount of money you receive.

The Calvino Law Associates Promise

Our attorneys at the Law Offices of John N. Calvino are dedicated to your welfare as accident victims. We will fight to secure the maximum damages to which you are entitled. 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!

Calvino Law Associates

373 Elmwood Ave.

Providence, RI 02907

(401) 205-3733