If you were injured in an accident due to another party’s negligence, you may be able to obtain compensation for your injuries and loss. An experienced attorney can help you file a personal injury claim to recover the damages you deserve.
Types of Personal Injury Accidents
A personal injury claim can be filed for many types of accidents. If you’re injured in a car accident caused by a distracted or drunk driver; slip and fall on someone’s property because it hasn’t been properly maintained; or sustain a dog bite by a neighbor’s dog that was not on a leash, you may be entitled to compensation for any injuries you suffered through a personal injury claim.
There are many reasons a person might file a personal injury claim. They may have expensive medical bills from the accident or require ongoing rehabilitative care. Consulting with a personal injury attorney can determine if you have a case and help you understand your legal options.
The personal injury attorneys at Kirshenbaum & Kirshenbaum represent victims who were involved in the following types of accidents:
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Product liability
- Medical malpractice
- Nursing home abuse
- Animal bite injuries
- Intentional assault
A personal injury attorney can also file a wrongful death claim on your behalf if your loved one was killed in an accident due to someone else’s negligence or intentional act.
Recovery for Personal Injury Claims
A personal injury claim is filed so you can recover fair compensation for any damages or losses you suffered in the accident. The types of damages that victims can collect include:
- Medical bills and expenses
- Lost wages and future income
- Pain and suffering
- Property damage
In wrongful death cases, you may be entitled to the following:
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Medical expenses
- Lost income earnings that the deceased would have made during their lifetime
- Loss of companionship, protection, and care
How a Personal Injury Attorney Can Help
Contacting a personal injury attorney after an accident is important and can protect your legal rights and help ensure you get a fair settlement for your case. At Kirshenbaum & Kirshenbaum, personal injury cases are taken on a contingency basis, so you won’t pay any upfront fees unless we win your case and recover damages for you.
You want to make sure that the attorney you select is experienced in the laws of your specific state, understands personal injury claims, and is willing to answer any questions you have. Many law firms offer a free initial consultation, so you can discuss your case without being obligated to their services. A free consultation will give you a sense of what to expect from the firm during your case and what you may need to do to prepare.
A personal injury attorney can do the following to help with your case:
- Investigate your accident by gathering the necessary evidence to help determine and prove liability and fault.
- Negotiate with insurance companies that deny claims or want to settle for less than you deserve
- Speak to insurance adjusters
- Determine the value of your financial losses and compensable damages.
- Litigate aggressively for a favorable outcome if the case goes to trial
Have You Been Injured Due to the Negligence of Others?
If you've been injured, you need to speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. Please contact us online or call our Warwick office directly at 401.946.3200 to schedule your free consultation. We help clients in Providence, Warwick, and all areas of Rhode Island.