After an auto accident, the insurance company may try to contact you. Their goal is simple — to diminish the cost to the insurance company. Insurance companies have little concern for the well-being of the injured victims and will do everything possible to protect their interests — even if it means asking the victims to sign documents or statements without having an attorney present to review them, or trying to persuade the victims to agree to a settlement much lower in value than they deserve.
At Murphy & Fay, LLP, the insurance companies know us and they know we’re prepared to go to trial and fight for our clients. Contact us first and let us call the insurance company back for you.
If I’m involved in a motor vehicle accident and it’s partially my fault can I still recover?
If you’re involved in an accident in Rhode Island and you believe you are partially at fault, you can recover for your injuries and the resulting damages for the percentage fault of the driver that caused the accident. To put this simply, even if you are 50 percent at fault in an automobile accident, you can still recover your 50 percent of damages for the fault of the party that caused the accident.
If I’m involved in an injury causing accident, can I sue the other driver?
If you’re involved in an accident, you can sue the other driver of the automobile. It does not matter who owns the other vehicle because you can also name the owner of the vehicle. So anytime you are involved in an automobile accident in Rhode Island you can name both the driver of the vehicle and also the owner of the vehicle as potential defendants.
What should I know if I’m involved in an auto accident that causes injuries?
If you are ever injured in an automobile accident, the first thing you need to do is to make sure that you take care of your own physical well-being. Don’t be shy about going in the ambulance. Go to the hospital. That will help your physical well-being number one. It will also help create the record that we need to represent you going forward with your automobile accident claim. Unfortunately in some situations, when people decline the ambulance ride to the hospital or don’t go to a hospital or walk-in clinic, the insurance companies will hold that against you. It is very important that you get the medical treatment you need. This will also help you with your automobile accident claim.
Contact our firm today for a free consultation and let one of our experienced auto accident attorneys explain your rights.