A Rhode Island Car Accident Lawyer Improves Your Chances of Obtaining Compensation

There are many ways an attorney can help you receive a fair car accident settlement or win a lawsuit if the case is taken to court. An attorney can provide invaluable guidance and support to help a car crash victim secure financial compensation. Here are some important ways an attorney can assist you.

Investigate the Accident

Even if you have evidence proving the other driver’s fault, you must still be prepared to establish the following elements of every personal injury claim:

  1. The other driver owed you a legal duty of care.
  2. The other driver breached their duty by acting negligently.
  3. The other driver’s negligence caused your injuries.
  4. Your injuries can be compensated.

Your attorney will help you prove these elements by starting an investigation of your crash and collecting the necessary evidence—evidence that shows the other driver was liable for the crash that caused you harm, emotional damage, and financial loss. 

Assess Your Damages

Rhode Island courts typically award two types of damages in car crash claims: economic and non-economic. Your attorney understands each type and will evaluate your accident based on the evidence, your medical records, and legal precedent. These will be used to assess the totality of your damages to determine fair compensation for your injuries. 

  • Economic damages. Economic damages compensate tangible financial losses, such as medical expenses and physical rehabilitation fees.
  • Non-economic damages. Non-economic damages compensate comparatively intangible losses, including disfigurement and emotional pain and suffering.

Potential Damages

  • Your existing medical expenses
  • Your future care needs
  • Physical rehabilitation
  • Reconstructive surgery
  • Lost income from work
  • Lost vacation days or paid time off (PTO)
  • Diminished earning potential
  • Disfigurement
  • Disability
  • Wrongful death

Advocate in Your Best Interests

Recovering from a serious Rhode Island car accident takes time. Collecting evidence, negotiating a settlement, and preparing to take a claim to court can be time-consuming and physically exhausting. A Rhode Island personal injury attorney can advocate on your behalf, letting you prioritize your recovery while we negotiate your recovery.

Christopher L. Russo
Helping Rhode Island personal injury victims for nearly three decades to get the compensation they deserve.