One minute you are driving down the road, running errands or heading home from work or school. The next, you are involved in a car accident, resulting in serious damage to your vehicle as well as injuries to yourself. How do you know if you are entitled to compensation?
Is There a Debate On Who’s At-Fault?
Conditions, such as road construction, traffic, and weather, are to blame for some accidents. Many are the result of reckless and negligent driving behavior on the part of drivers. How do you know if another driver is responsible for your accident? A good indicator is if the other driver hit you, or behaved in such a manner as to cause a collision, such as weaving back and forth between lanes or running a traffic light. To be completely confident you have a case, consult with our car accident lawyers.
Was Anyone Injured?
Even a minor car accident or fender bender can result in injuries that can be severe or have a lasting impact. Common types of car accident injuries include:
- Muscle strains, sprains, and tears;
- Broken bones and lacerations;
- Back and neck injuries;
- Head injuries, including traumatic brain injury (TBI)
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), TBI is one of the most common types of car accident injuries, yet symptoms may not appear for days, weeks, or months after the accident. Do not rule out the potential for injuries without a proper medical evaluation. The initial rush of adrenaline after an accident can mask some injuries that are quite painful a few days later.
If you or your passengers have serious injuries caused by another motorist’s error or disregard for safety, you may have a car accident case.
What Evidence Do You Have to Prove Your Story?
In some accidents, there is strong evidence that points to another driver being to blame, such as a police report stating the other driver was speeding, or blood tests showing the driver was legally intoxicated at the time of the accident.
In other cases, it may come down to statements from yourself and others at the scene, medical evidence of your injuries and a determination by the insurance adjuster of who is at fault. Before speaking with the insurance company or admitting any liability, speak with our car accident lawyers first. We can assist in investigating your accident and advocating on your behalf for a just settlement.
Contact Us for Professional Assistance
At Marasco & Nesselbush, LLP, our Rhode Island car accident lawyers will evaluate your accident free of charge and discuss your eligibility for seeking compensation. We will negotiate aggressively on your behalf with the the at-fault driver’s insurance company. Our experienced Rhode Island car accident lawyers can assist you in getting the compensation you are entitled to for the damages you have suffered. As one of New England’s most trusted personal injury law firms, we have the legal knowledge and experience needed to help you. If you or a loved one has been involved in a car accident, contact Marasco & Nesselbush, LLP today.