The recently published articles below were written by reputable RI car accident lawyer, David Slepkow who explains the different legal aspects of personal injury law and financial compensation. This valuable information provides insight into understanding many legal options to successfully resolve your case while seeking justice and financial compensation for your damages.
Personal Injury Law Articles:
While every personal injury case is unique, there are general answers to common FAQs (frequently asked questions) to help you better understand how to handle your case. This RI Injury Law FAQ article explains what to do if you are involved in an automobile accident, how to determine the value of your case for compensation and the restrictions of filing your claim or suit based on the Rhode Island statute of limitations. In addition, the article will answer what to do if the individual or entity responsible for your damages has no insurance and how you can still obtain financial compensation for your injuries if you are struck by a hit-and-run driver.
Premises liability claims for compensation like those involving slip and fall accidents, community pool drownings, dog bites and retail store liability cases are complex. This article defines premises liability under RI (Rhode Island) law. In addition, the article outlines the most frequently pursued claims for compensation involving slip and fall cases, premises liability lawsuits and personal injuries caused by the negligent disregard of owners and holders of property.
The article details the most common places where slip and fall accidents occur and why property owners are legally liable to pay compensation to the victim. Readers learn valuable information concerning comparative negligence in personal injury cases to determine the level of responsibility of all parties involved in a premises liability lawsuit.
This RI Personal Injury Law article provides information on how to determine the true value of a suit or claim filed for compensation after being involved in an accident. The article informs the reader what to bring to an initial consultation to discuss the case including information the attorney will need from the victim to evaluate the claim’s monetary value.
The reader learns why it is necessary to hire an experienced Rhode island personal injury attorney along with what will happen during the initial consultation and what to expect if the lawyer negotiates an out of court settlement on their behalf for must take the case to trial. The article also outlines the entire process of filing and resolving a claim or lawsuit for compensation and how much upfront money is required to pay an attorney to handle the case.
In many cases, personal injury victims will hire a new attorney to replace a previous attorney who provided unsatisfactory results. By law, the prior RI car accdient attorney is required to turn the entire legal file over to the new law firm. This article explains how the previous Rhode island personal injury attorney will be paid for their legal services provided before they were terminated and the types of compensation cases that are handled on contingency. The article informs readers of what happens in the event that the prior car accident attorney in RI and the new Providence car crash lawyer cannot reach an agreement on how to adequately divide legal fees.
Statistics and Citations:
“According to the Centers for Disease Control, accidents (unintentional injuries) are the 5th leading cause of death in the United States. Transportation accidents account for 31.9 percent of the accidental deaths reported in 2010. 2 Motor vehicle accidents or highway fatalities are responsible for the largest share, accounting for 93 percent of transportation-related deaths. 3 However, motor vehicle crashes have been trending downward, decreasing by 20.2 percent over the past 10 years, which has resulted in fewer motor vehicle fatalities and injuries.4 Many safety factors, including the safety measures, have contributed to this decline.5 United States Department of Transportation (DOT), Office of the assistant Secretary for Research and Technology http://www.rita.dot.gov/bts/sites/rita.dot.gov.bts/files/publications/by_the_numbers/transportation_safety/index.html
Legal Notice per the RI Rules of Professional Responsibility:
The Rhode Island Supreme Court licenses all lawyers and attorneys in the general practice of law, but does not license or certify any lawyer / attorney as an expert or specialist in any field of practice. While this firm maintains joint responsibility, most truck accident, motorcycle crash, pedestrian injury and other accident causes of action are referred to other attorneys for principle responsibility.