Have you been injured in a motorcycle, car, slip and fall or pedestrian accident? Has a family member been harmed by a dangerous drug, medical malpractice or through a premises liability issue? Even though Cranston was rated as one of the top 20 safest cities in the U.S., needless accidents do happen. If your injuries were caused by the willful actions or negligence of another person, you may have grounds for a personal injury claim for financial compensation.
As you may be aware, an insurance company can attempt to deny or reduce the value of your claim. This is not uncommon and is the type of problem that a dedicated Cranston personal injury attorney from D'Alessandro & Wright, LLC has overcome numerous times in the past. With over 4 decades of combined experience, we are wholly familiar with insurance company tactics and how to aggressively fight for your rights to maximum compensation.
In nearly all personal injury matters, there are several key issues which require committed legal action. The first is that our attorneys must demonstrate who actually caused you harm and how their actions or inactivity brought about your injuries. Additionally, we need to show that the responsible person had an obligation of care towards you and that they violated this duty in some way. Our legal team also works on documenting that you were in fact injured, plus the extent and severity of the harm that was done. In order for us to secure the large damages that you may entitled to, we will have to clearly illustrate what affect the injuries have had on all aspects of your life, as well as what the future will likely hold for you. These actions, while sometimes difficult to accomplish, are part of the service that we routinely provide to those who desire our help.
There is another situation, however, that our attorneys want you to know of. It illustrates why it is essential that we get involved early on in your case and helps to answer "Do I need an injury attorney?" In the matter of liability in a personal injury claim, Rhode Island uses what is known as a "pure comparative negligence" system. In this method, a jury or judge works out and gives a percentage of fault to each person who was responsible for your accident. Damages are then apportioned according to the percent of fault found for each person. An example would be an individual who received a burn injury, dog bite, a spinal cord injury or other harm but was found 50% responsible for the accident. This person would only be able to receive a maxim of 50% or one-half of any damages awarded in the case. This system applies to injury to property as well as catastrophic injuries and wrongful deaths.
Whether it is demonstrating this issue of liability in a car accident or a defective product , it is crucial to the success of your case that you have proven legal representation. Our attorneys have been named as Top 100 Trial Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers Association. We have also earned an AV® rating by Martindale-Hubbell®, which is the highest possible ranking an attorney can receive for professional ethics and legal skill. Our success is based partly upon the detailed and thorough investigation we engage in to determine exactly into what occurred in your accident. We research and analyze witness statements, police reports, physical evidence and, in many cases, the accident scene itself. In addition, we work to get the full medical information regarding your injuries. We obtain this from physician's notes, ambulance records and other sources so as to be able to present a complete picture of the full scope of your injuries.
The information we gather, combined with our years of experience, helps us to determine who caused your injuries and the extent of that individual's responsibility. Armed with this information, we can then begin negotiations with the appropriate insurance company, workers' compensation authorities or other responsible third parties.
Using our proven method of pursuing maximum compensation for our clients, some of our cases make it to trial but the majority will be settled prior to trial. A recent example was a $700,000 jury verdict in a products liability (medical device implant) case. We know that you and your family may be in an extremely tough financial situation that you never envisioned having to go through. In order to assist you through this difficult time, we assist clients by meeting with debt collectors on the payment of medical bills and related matters. Meanwhile, we endeavor to work as fast as possible to obtain fair compensation in your case.
Contact a Cranston personal injury lawyer from our firm for assistance in pursuing compensation for all damages in an injury claim or lawsuit.