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At Mike Lombardi Injury Attorneys, our Rhode Island car accident attorneys are skilled, results-focused advocates for injured victims and their families. We fight tirelessly to help our clients get justice, accountability, and the maximum financial compensation. If you or someone you know was hurt in a motor vehicle collision, our legal team is ready to help. To arrange a free, no commitment consultation with an experienced Rhode Island car accident attorney, please call us today.

What You Should Know About Car Accident Liability in Rhode Island

Rhode Island is an at-fault car accident state—meaning the party responsible for causing the crash will be responsible for the damages. Fault is based on the legal concept of negligence. Defined as the failure to take proper safety precautions in a given situation, negligence comes in a wide range of different forms. Some common examples of negligence include:

Rhode Island operates under pure comparative negligence rules. Under state regulations, more than one party may share fault for the same collision. When fault is split, each party will be liable in proportion to their share of the blame for the crash. As an example, a driver found 15 percent at fault for their own crash will be responsible for covering 15 percent of their own damages. All serious collisions should be investigated by an experienced professional. An unfair finding of fault could take thousands of dollars out of your pocket.

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Building the Case for Full and Fair Financial Compensation

Auto accident victims are entitled to compensation for the full value of their damages. Unfortunately, the big insurance companies are often difficult to work with—their representatives will try to resolve your claim for significantly less than you deserve. At Mike Lombardi Injury Attorneys, our Rhode Island car accident attorneys know how to get our clients the full financial support. Depending on the nature of your crash, you may be entitled to compensation for:

Why Trust the Providence Car Accident Attorneys at Mike Lombardi Injury Attorneys

We believe that experience counts. At Mike Lombardi Injury Attorneys, our personal injury lawyers have helped many car accident victims get just compensation for their injuries. When you reach our to our Providence law office, you will speak to an experienced Rhode Island car accident lawyer who can:

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20 Car Accident Statistics & 10 Steps to Take After a Collision

The infographic below is a by-the-numbers look at car accident statistics in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, and a 10-step guide on what to do if you get into a collision. Click the sample below to view the entire infographic.
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Rhode Island Car Accident: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How Long Do I Have to Bring a Car Accident Claim in Rhode Island?

Under Rhode Island law, car accident claims are subject to a three-year statute of limitations. If you fail to bring a claim before the deadline, you will be barred from filing a lawsuit. That being said, you should not wait to take action. The sooner you initiate the claims process, the easier it will be to recover full and fair financial compensation.

My Injuries are Not That Bad, Do I Still Need to See a Doctor?

Yes. All motor vehicle accident injuries should be evaluated by a qualified physician. Many common car crash injuries occur with a delayed onset. You may be more severely injured than you recognize. Further, you will not be eligible to bring a personal injury claim if you have not been examined by a doctor.

Should I Give the Insurance Company a Statement After the Crash?

Be very careful when dealing with insurance adjusters—especially representatives of another driver’s insurance company. You have no obligation to give a recorded statement of a collision. As a general rule, it is a best practice to deal with the insurance company through your Rhode Island car accident lawyer.

How Much Can I Realistically Expect to Recover in Compensation?

It depends entirely on the specific facts of your case. Your car accident compensation will depend on the severity of your damages, your ability to prove liability, and how effectively you navigate the claims process. During a free initial consultation, our Rhode Island car accident attorneys will help you better understand the value of your claim.

Call Our Rhode Island Auto Accident Lawyers for Immediate Assistance

At Mike Lombardi Injury Attorneys, our Rhode Island car accident attorneys provide reliable, personalized representation to injured victims. If you or your loved one was injured in a crash, we can help. For a free, strictly confidential review of your case, please contact our law firm today. With an office in Providence, we represent car accident victims throughout Rhode Island, including in Cranston, Warwick, Pawtucket, Woonsocket, East Providence, Newport, Central Falls, and Westerly.



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