Accidents happen all the time. You trip over a toy and fall down, you burn your hand on your stove, and many other different things can happen in any given day. But what if the accident was the fault of someone else? Have you ever suffered an injury that should have been prevented? Perhaps you have been bitten by a neighborhood dog. Or maybe you had a slip and fall because someone left a bottle of shampoo spilled on the store floor. Or maybe a person who was texting and driving rear ended your vehicle while you were stopped at a traffic light. Such accidents could most times have been prevented if proper steps were followed, but now have left you seriously injured.
If you or someone you love has sustained injuries in a car accident or in any other manner as a result of someone else's negligence, there are many things you need to consider when seeking compensation. Questions like which attorney to hire, how do the claims work, and do you even need an attorney are all valid issues that you will want answered. Let us give you a bit of information on what you will need to know if you have a personal injury claim, and to help you get started in finding a lawyer.
Although no one wished to have to go through a situation like this, being prepared is always a smart idea. The first question to answer would be what to do if you’ve been injured in a car accident. For this the most obvious answer is the right answer. You must simply recover from your injury. The law states that you must do all that you can to make sure your injury heals. The term for this is ‘mitigate damages’. Furthermore, you must be able to prove that you have done this.
A good injury attorney will explain to you that you can easily show that you have done this by making it to all your doctor’s appointments, do everything that is prescribed even if you feel you are getting better. And even if it is hard to do financially, if your doctor states that you cannot return to work then it is important to follow this advice as the courts will frown upon this. All of these processes are very important to your case.
But finding the right Rhode Island personal injury attorney can be a challenge. Some of the best qualities of good legal representation in these cases are those that offer you free consultation’s, work with you personally rather than hand you off to their paralegals, always keep you informed, and someone that has a good amount of experience under their belts. These are all the types of qualities you want to find the right help. What’s more, getting legal help will allow you the piece of mind knowing that your case will be handled correctly.
Because there is so much paperwork and legal research to do, not to mention dealing with the insurance companies, other attorneys, the courts, and more, having an attorney is the only way you will get what you deserve.
If you have been injured due to the neglect of a third party you need a Rhode Island personal injury lawyer that will not only handle your case professionally, but will also handle it with compassion. You need a Rhode Island attorney with the experience and knowledge in not just personal injury law, but in insurance law and in dealing with insurance companies to handle your case and make sure you receive maximum compensation for your injuries. An attorney with the experience and knowledge of having worked for insurance companies for over 15 years with the inside knowledge of how they investigate, evaluate and settle Rhode Island personal injury claims.
Attorney Jared Tomassi is a former insurance adjuster working for insurance companies nationwide for over 15 years; investigating, evaluating, adjusting and settling claims. Put this experience and knowledge to work for you on your Rhode Island personal injury claim.