Car accidents involving serious personal injury caused by another’s negligence require skilled legal representation. If you have suffered a fractured bone or worse on the roadways of Rhode Island, you need the services of the Law Offices of William Kolb, LLC. With over 30 years of successful litigation behind us, we are well-prepared to defend your right to just compensation. The sooner you contact our accomplished car accident attorney for a free assessment of your case, the sooner we can begin fighting for the just outcome you deserve.
The Broad Range of Car Accident Injuries
Depending on a number of factors — the speed of the vehicles involved, the weather, the direction each vehicle is going, where victims are seated — car injuries can range from minor bruises to spinal cord injuries resulting in paralysis. Obviously, the more serious the injury, the more compensation is necessary to restore the victim to some semblance of normalcy.
Whereas a broken leg can keep the patient incapacitated for several months, a traumatic brain injury may require lifelong nursing care. As your dedicated car accident attorney, William Kolb will carefully calculate the resources you will need to keep you comfortable and secure for as long as necessary and fight tooth and nail to ensure that you are rightfully compensated.
How Our Strong Car Accident Attorneys Will Help You Recover Damages
William Kolb will do what it takes to make sure you receive every dollar you are entitled to by:
- Thoroughly investigating the site of your accident
- Poring over physical evidence, police records, and medical reports
- Uncovering any prior misconduct on the part of the defendant
- Interviewing witnesses who can testify to the other party’s fault
- Consulting with experts in pertinent fields who can bolster your case
- Handling all communications with opposing attorneys and insurance adjusters
Once you become our client, you can relax, knowing you are in extremely capable hands. We will do all the heavy lifting while you take the time you need to recover.
Common Causes of Car Accidents in Rhode Island
The busier our roads become, the more accidents occur. Add to that the fact that modern life provides more and more devices to distract drivers, and more and more substances for them to abuse, and you have a recipe for an increasing number of traffic disasters. Common causes of car accidents include:
- Distracted driving (while texting, talking on the phone, eating, reaching)
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Reckless driving
- Ignoring traffic signals and signs
- Driving while sleepy or fatigued
- Improper turning or lane changing
- Failing to signal, tailgating
- Failing to take weather conditions into account
If another driver’s negligence or recklessness caused your serious injury — jeopardizing your health, your ability to earn a living, and your life — it is time to contact knowledgeable car accident attorney William Kolb.
When Car Accident Injuries Are Caused by Third Parties
While no one can be held responsible for an animal suddenly running onto the road or a strike of lightning, there are times that someone other than another driver may be held accountable for causing your injury. In such cases, the Law Offices of William Kolb may be able to file a lawsuit against, for example:
- A trucking company that failed to load or tie down cargo properly
- The county, city, or state maintenance crew that failed to repair a dangerous pothole
- A car manufacturer that sold a vehicle with defective brakes or steering
Leave it to our competent car accident lawyer to determine who was at fault in the accident that caused you harm. In some cases, we may file lawsuits against more than one party in order to make sure that you receive maximum compensation.
What happens if you bear some responsibility for the car accident?
The law takes into account the fact that more than one driver may be at fault in a car accident. Laws relating to comparative negligence vary from state to state. Fortunately, for people injured in car accidents in Rhode Island, our state follows the principle of pure comparative negligence.
This means that if you are the injured party you can collect damages even if you bear most of the responsibility for the crash. The only catch is that the court will decrease your awarded damages by the percentage of your fault. In other words, if you are found to be 30 percent at fault for the accident and are awarded $100,000 in damages, you will actually receive $70,000.
Our Goal Is to Recover Maximum Compensation for You and Your Loved Ones
At the Law Offices of William Kolb, we know that serious car accident injuries upend your life, overwhelming you not only physically, but emotionally and often financially as well. We will do everything in our power to obtain the damages you need as recompense for:
- Medical and rehabilitation costs
- Property damage or loss
- Lost income, present and future
- Replacement services
- Pain and suffering
- Psychological counseling
- Permanent disability
- Long-term nursing care
- Permanent scarring or other disfigurement
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Final medical costs, funeral costs, loss of financial and emotional support (in cases of wrongful death)
If the actions of the party that caused you harm were extraordinarily reckless or involved malice, we may be able to persuade the court to award you punitive damages in addition to the compensatory ones mentioned above. Punitive damages serve two purposes: punishing the guilty party and discouraging similar abhorrent behavior.
Contact Our Experienced, Empathic Car Accident Attorney as Soon as You Can
Suffering a severe injury is overwhelming, but once you get in touch with the Law Offices of William Kolb, you will begin to feel back in control, knowing you have an accomplished lawyer at your side. We will make your cause our cause and will not charge you any attorneys’ fees until we win your case. Contact the Law Offices of William M. Kolb today.