If a negligent driver injured you in a car accident, they should be responsible for the damages you have suffered. However, that driver’s insurance company may not be willing to give you the compensation you deserve. A car accident lawyer serving Newport, RI at Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick LTD can help you level the playing field and guide you through the claims process.

Call 401-331-6300 for a free consultation today.

Damages You May Recover After a Car Accident

When a car accident happens, the effects can be devastating. If you suffer from physical injuries, you may be unable to work or support your family. The emotional stress of being involved in a traumatic accident can also keep you from enjoying your life.

You may be entitled to compensation for any of the following:

  • Medical bills related to your injuries (e.g., emergency transport, physical therapy, X-rays, or MRIs)
  • Equipment, such as a wheelchair
  • Prescription drug costs
  • Loss of income and earning capacity
  • Physical and emotional pain and suffering
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Loss of consortium if your spouse was injured or killed

You may not be immediately aware of all your damages. For example, you may experience minor neck pain after your accident and assume it is a minor case of whiplash. You may discover later that your neck pain was actually a sign of nerve damage or another more serious medical issue.

We can assist you in determining all your damages from your car accident. The insurance companies may try to offer you too small a settlement for your physical injuries. CCK’s car accident attorneys will work to maximize your recovery for your damages.

Why You Want a Car Accident Attorney on Your Side

You may feel confident that you can file a claim with the insurance company and receive appropriate compensation for your injuries. But are you sure that you are not making any legal errors or missing out on additional damages for which you should receive compensation?

The insurance company has experts on their side. They deal with car accident claims every day, and their goal is to pay you as little as possible to settle your claim.

We can help make sure that you do not leave money on the table or make mistakes that could cost you. Instead of talking to the insurance company yourself, our attorneys can handle that for you. We also know what evidence they are expecting to see and how to get it.

The claims process can be complex and frustrating. Our personal injury lawyers can deal with all the back-and-forth communications with the insurance company, which can go on for months.

Get Help Navigating the Claims Process

You may have already received a call from the insurance adjuster. They want to talk to you about your accident, and you are not sure what you should say. Of course, you are going to tell the truth, but do you know how to quantify your damages for pain and suffering?  Do you understand the questions that you are being asked and the reason for them?  DO NOT feel pressured to talk to the insurance adjuster before you are ready. You should speak to an experienced car accident attorney first.

Talk to your attorney before you agree to a recorded statement. We can help you prepare your thoughts and let you know what questions the insurance adjuster will ask. These conversations often follow a familiar script and we can let you know what is coming before it happens.

We handle car accident cases on a contingency basis. That means that you do not pay any money out-of-pocket for legal fees. We are only paid if you recover compensation.

Our attorneys can help you with many different aspects of the claims process, including the following:

  • Handling verbal and written communications with the insurance company on your behalf
  • Gathering evidence to support your claim, such as medical proof of your injuries and disabilities caused by the accident
  • Maximizing your recovery by determining all your damages related to the accident
  • Preparing your case for trial, if necessary

The majority of car accident cases never go to trial. But if the insurance company knows you are willing to go to court, it may offer you a better settlement to avoid the costs of heading to court.

Just the fact that you have a car accident attorney can change how the insurance company views your case. They know they will not be able to offer you a lowball settlement offer and send you on your way.

Contact a Car Accident Attorney Serving Newport, Rhode Island

Do not wait too long to contact our team. It is often better to file your claim shortly after your accident when your memory is fresh and evidence is easier to locate.

Call Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick LTD now at 401-331-6300 for your free car accident injury consultation.

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