For over three decades, The Law Offices of William Kolb, LLC has provided excellent legal services to clients in Providence and throughout Rhode Island. If you have been injured as a result of someone else’s negligence or reckless behavior, it is time to contact principal attorney William Kolb for a free consultation to see if you have a viable case for personal injury litigation.
Attorney Kolb is an empathic person with a long history of successful courtroom outcomes and negotiated settlements. Once you become his client, he will use his extensive knowledge and consummate litigation skills to win you the compensation you deserve for all you have been through.
When is personal injury litigation appropriate?
If you have suffered serious injury because of the negligence, recklessness, or malice of another person or entity (e.g. a large corporation, educational institution, or government agency), you are entitled to damages to cover your physical, emotional, and financial losses. It is not usually easy to collect from the offending party, however, without the clout of a strong legal advocate.
Don’t Miss the Clearest Window of Opportunity for Personal Injury Litigation
The sooner you reach out to our offices, the better. For one thing, Rhode Island has a 3-year statute of limitations for personal injury claims. For another, the earlier we get started the more likely it is that:
- The site of the accident will remain as it was at the time you were injured
- Evidence will be obtainable to be closely examined
- Witnesses memories will still be clear
- Police reports and medical records will be easily accessible
As you probably know, the wheels of justice turn slowly; taking legal action quickly will give us an edge. At the Law Offices of William Kolb, we always prepare a winning legal strategy that in many cases allows us to negotiate a significant settlement without ever entering the courtroom.
Types of Personal Injury Claims We Handle
Unfortunately, there are a great many ways to become an accident victim. Luckily, William Kolb has the comprehensive legal knowledge and experience to tackle most, including:
Though most drivers who have been licensed for years have had a fender bender or two, being severely injured in a car accident due to another driver’s distracted driving, speeding, or impaired is something else altogether. William Kolb has a clear understanding of both traffic law and insurance regulations. This gives him an advantage when negotiating with opposing attorneys.
Because trucks outweigh cars by thousands of pounds, collisions between the two are likely to cause catastrophic or even fatal injuries to drivers and passengers of the car. Because there is so much interstate commerce in Rhode Island, it is difficult for cars to avoid the risks associated with sharing the road with them.
Our personal injury attorney is adept at navigating truck accident litigation. He is well aware that truck drivers, as professional drivers, are held to a higher duty of care, and that trucking companies can be held liable for the misconduct of their drivers.
Although motorcyclists are, for the most part, responsible drivers enjoying the freedom and exhilaration of the open road, they are at far greater risk of personal injury than drivers of other vehicles who are encased by protective metal frameworks.
Besides that, because of their small size, motorcycles remain nearly invisible to drivers. In addition, some drivers regard bikers as thrill-seekers and do not offer them the room and respect they deserve. William Kolb believes in protecting the rights of bikers and making sure they receive maximum compensation if they are injured in accidents with much heavier vehicles.
Slip and Falls
Slip and fall accidents caused by negligence (premises liability) are extremely common. Serious injuries, some resulting in long-term disability or fatality, are too often the result of icy walks uncleared or unsalted, spills unwiped, banisters broken, holes left unfilled, obstacles unmarked. Neighbors, business owners, school systems, and government agencies guilty of such negligence must be held accountable for the disastrous consequences of their irresponsibility.
Injuries due to medical malpractice are particularly troubling because we expect healthcare professionals to heal us and count on them to obey the Hippocratic oath and “do no harm.”
If you have suffered an injury due to a failed diagnosis, a surgical mistake, neglect at a nursing facility, or mistreatment because a doctor did not take the time to read your medical history, the Law Offices of William Kolb will fight vigorously to see to it that those who hurt you are held accountable.
If you are enduring the anguish of losing a close family member to wrongful death as a result of the negligent, reckless, or intentional misconduct of another party, our personal injury litigation attorney will stand with you in your fight for justice. Remember, if your loved one was killed by assault, even if the defendant escaped criminal repercussions, we may win a civil lawsuit against that individual. In Rhode Island, the minimum recovery for a successful wrongful death claim is $250,000.
Damages We Will Fight to Win for You and Your Family
The Law Offices of William Kolb will work diligently to bring you compensatory damages to reimburse you for all you have lost, including:
- Medical, rehabilitative, and nursing costs
- Property damage
- Lost income (present and future)
- Pain and suffering
- Permanent disability and/or disfigurement
- Loss of enjoyment of life
If the defendant behaved in a particularly heinous manner, we may be able to persuade the court to award you punitive damages, i.e. funds to punish the offender and discourage others from similarly egregious behavior.
Contact Our Experienced Personal Injury Attorney Today
A severe personal injury can turn your life upside down, affecting not only your body, but your emotional well-being, your job, your recreational activities, and your loved ones. This is the time to get in touch with Attorney William Kolb. This is the time you need a lawyer of his stature to stand with you, offering you the personalized attention and resources you need to move forward. Contact the Law Offices of William M. Kolb today!