The aftermath of a car crash invariably takes a toll on everyone involved. If you’ve been injured, you may be dealing with costly medical care and rehabilitation procedures that can be very painful. You may be unable to return to work for an extended period of time. On top of that, it is common to struggle with the emotional fallout of the traumatic accident. This may cause anxiety and sleeping disorders. Suddenly faced with all of these challenges, it is common for a victim to wonder if they will ever make a full recovery.
When our legal team sees car crash reports and data, we don’t just see numbers. We see the individual lives affected by such tragedies. If you, or a family member, has been recently injured in an accident, rest assured that we care about what you are going through and will fight tooth and nail to ensure that you and your family are fully compensated for your losses so that you can begin to make as full a recovery as possible.
How Can an Attorney Help Me?
Marasco & Nesselbush have helped hundreds of Wakefield car crash victims to recover financially to the greatest extent possible and we can do the same for you. You deserve justice and fair compensation for the damage and losses you have suffered.
Contact our car accident lawyers in Wakefield, RI, for a free case review and legal advice. We never charge for consultation and you’ll never pay us any legal fees unless we win your case for you.
The Road to Recovery
Car crashes are usually the result of at least one of the drivers involved acting carelessly, failing to exercise caution, or displaying inattentive behavior and a lack of regard for the safety of other drivers. Those injured as a result of another driver’s negligence or recklessness can file a personal injury claim with the driver’s insurance company to obtain compensation for the losses they have sustained.
Compensation for Health Care Costs
If you are currently undergoing treatment for the injuries you sustained in a car crash, you may watch with growing concern as the bills for medical procedures quickly pile up. Hospital stays, surgeries, check-ups, evaluations, medication, and rehabilitation; all costly, yet vital aspects of necessary health care can exhaust the financial resources of virtually any household.
All of these financial losses, however, can be compensated for by the insurance company of the driver who caused the crash. You will need the assistance of an attorney to determine what this may include, from damaged property to medical expenses and emotional trauma.
Compensation for Lost Wages
Injuries sustained from you car accident might mean that you are unable to return to work for quite some time and this can cause a serious financial setback. If your injuries are particularly severe, you may permanently lose the ability to work in your previous capacity.
An attorney will help you to assess how much you have already lost due to your inability to work as well as future lost wages. These amounts may then be included in your claim for compensation. The assistance of an attorney will be crucial, as obtaining this kind of compensation is not always as straightforward as it may seem.
Compensation for Property Damage
If your vehicle was severely damaged or even totaled because of your accident, your attorney will help you to recover either the money consumed by various repairs or the fair market value of your vehicle. Your claim may also seek financial compensation for damage to any valuable items or articles that may have been in your car when the crash occurred.
Compensation for Pain and Suffering
At Marasco & Nesselbush, we understand that for some, the medical bills, lost wages, and vehicle damage is only the tip of the iceberg. Sometimes, an injury sustained in an accident causes constant pain for weeks or even months on end. Other victims suffer from the emotional fallout of the crash. The initial stress of going through a potentially life-threatening situation in itself can be overwhelming, but many victims experience anxiety and other forms of emotional distress for months or years after their accident.
While it is impossible to put a monetary value on suffering, be it physical or emotional, in some cases, it is only fair to claim damages for the pain that the victim has experienced. Your attorney will help you determine if such a claim can be made in your case and if that is so, he or she will tirelessly fight for a successful outcome.
How Can a Car Accident Lawyer Help?
Car crash cases are not always as easy or straightforward as one may think. Professional assistance will prove invaluable in analyzing the unique circumstances of your case, evaluating all the losses that you have experienced, and assessing the worth of your claim. In order to build a strong claim, knowledge of various laws, procedures and terminology is critical. Moreover, you can expect the at-fault party’s insurance company to challenge your claim, try to diminish its value, or even try to completely evade financial responsibility. Your experienced attorney will be able to recognize and counter all of these techniques.
We are proud to have helped countless clients file claims, defend them, and win their deserved compensation. If negotiations with an insurance company fail and a settlement cannot be reached, we are prepared to fight for you in a court of law. With our car accident attorneys at your side, you can focus on what is most important for your right now – recovery and recuperation.
Cases We Handle
We see a lot of types of accidents in Wakefield and we are experienced in representing victims of all of them. The most common types we see are:
A Worrying Rhode Island Trend – Distracted and Impaired Driving
Despite Rhode Island’s reputation for being one of the safest states to drive in, the number of motor vehicle-related fatalities here have been rising steadily in the last two years. According to traffic safety reports, car accident deaths in 2016 rose by 18% in comparison to the previous year.
In addition, nation-wide there has certainly been an upward trend in the number of traffic fatalities. While well-known culprits such as speeding or driving under influence still cause a fair share of accidents, it is distracted driving which seems to be responsible for the rise in both the number and the seriousness of motor vehicle accidents. Although the term “distracted driving” encompasses any kind of activity that distracts the driver from paying attention to the road, smartphones and other handheld devices certainly pose the greatest threat to safety on the American roads. According to the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT), talking on the phone while driving increases the risk of a serious accident by 300% and texting by 2,400%.
Driving under the influence continues to be a serious problem in Rhode Island as well. RIDOT informs that in 2015 about 30% of all fatal accidents involved an impaired driver. In 2016, alcohol-impairment was a factor in 42% of all crashes. It was the second most common cause of a crash next to speeding. What’s especially worrisome is that for about 10 years, the percentage of fatal crashes where alcohol was involved has been higher in Rhode Island than both in New England and the country as a whole.
Call Us Today
If you were injured in an accident and believe that you have a basis for a personal injury claim, you don’t need to worry about the cost of our services. Here, at Marasco & Nesselbush offices in Wakefield, we work on a contingency fee basis. Meaning that we will not charge you for our legal services unless we secure a successful outcome – that is, either a settlement or a favorable jury verdict. Our pay will constitute a percentage of the money you will be awarded in damages, don’t hesitate to contact us.