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Rhode Island Automobile Accident Attorney
Every year, the Law Offices of James P. Howe successfully represent Rhode Island Automobile Accident victims throughout the state.
Immediately after being injured in an auto accident here in Rhode Island, you are thrown into an adversarial legal system that is complex and confusing. While you are still receiving initial treatment for your injuries in a hospital emergency room, the parties at fault have already notified their insurance company of the accident. Every insurance company has in place, a team of adjustors, investigators and attorneys whose sole responsibility is to limit the liability of the insurance company and minimize the amount of money they may be required to pay "innocent" auto accident victims. The unfortunate reality is you need the assistance of a qualified Rhode Island Personal Injury Attorney to guide you through the system to ensure that you receive the maximum compensation allowable by law for your injuries. It is the only way to level the playing field against the insurance companies. Remember, they do not want to pay the full value of your claim.
There are many mistakes that can be made during the initial stages of a personal injury claim that cannot be undone by even the most experienced attorney. Remember: Insurance companies are big business. They do not have your best interests in mind. The adjuster's sole objective is to settle your claim for as little as possible.
What You Should Do After An Automobile Accident
As soon as possible after the auto accident, you should photograph any visible injuries (i.e. cuts, bruises, broken bones, etc.) Before repairing your car, photograph the damage from all angles. Provide your attorneys with the prints (and negatives) of all photographs pertaining to your claim.
Consult with your attorney to determine who is responsible for payment of your medical bills. Your medical bills could be processed through the other driver's insurance company, your auto insurance policy or through your group health insurance. Be aware that most insurance policies require reimbursement of any medical expenses they paid upon settlement of your claim.
Keep accurate records of your lost time and wages from work as a result of your auto accident. This information will assist your attorney in determining the value of your claim.
Before you repair the damage to your car, contact your attorney. Generally, your insurance company will pay to have your car repaired or pay you the value of the vehicle if it is a total loss. If it is determined that you are not at fault for the accident, your insurance company will seek reimbursement for medical bills from the driver at fault. Your attorney will explain the best way to have your car replaced or your total loss adjusted.
A person who negligently operates a vehicle is required by law to pay for any and all damages caused. All operators of vehicles must drive with "reasonable care under the circumstances". If such care is not used, and an accident occurs, they are responsible for all damages.
If you have been injured through the carelessness, negligence or irresponsible behavior of another individual or organization, you probably have a valid personal injury claim. Since most of the time you will suffer some form of loss (be it income, physical, emotional, or other), our legal system provides you with a limited time within which to pursue your claim. You should therefore contact us immediately.
The success of any accident/injury case requires the immediate retention of highly experienced personal injury attorneys who are devoted exclusively to auto accident litigation. Such personal attention and compassion is found at Howe Law Offices. When you're injured the right lawyer does make a difference.
In a case where injuries are substantial and the insurance coverage is inadequate, you need experienced and aggressive lawyers to fight the insurance companies and obtain every possible recovery for you. Replacing your future income, obtaining lost wages, damage to your car, hospital bills, doctors' visits, medication, rehabilitation and obtaining full compensation for all of your pain and suffering is what we do.
Remember, you owe it to yourself and your family to make sure you obtain the maximum possible recovery for your injuries.
When your in a car accident the right lawyer does make a difference. You must have the right lawyers working for you. We will protect your rights.
Why Hire Us?
We have handled all types of automobile claims including objects falling off of vehicles onto the roadway, dangerous roadway design, and negligent roadway construction.
Remember, personal injury law is a specialized area. You must hire an extremely aggressive law firm to fight the insurance companies in order to level the playing field against the vast resources and manpower of the insurance companies.
Contact us today by Email or call us today at (401) 788-0600 to speak with a representative from our firm