Rhode Island Personal Injury Attorney FAQS
These Rhode Island Personal Injury FAQS were authored by Rhode Island Auto Accident Lawyer David Slepkow 401-437-1100
When I consult with my Rhode Island Personal Injury lawyer, are there any particular documents I should bring with me?
You should provide your Rhode Island Car Accident Lawyer with as much documentation that you have in your possession. The more information your RI Auto Accident has the better he will be able to properly advise you of your legal rights. The accident report and the Police Report are very important documents.
This Article was authored by East Providence Accident Attorney, David Slepkow (401) 437-1100.
Please bring photographs of the accident or of your injury as well as the vehicles involved to the attorney meeting. Also, if you have medical treatment records or reports from your doctors, you should bring those to your Personal Injury Lawyer. Your attorney will collect all other documents and medical records for you.
What information will I need to provide to my lawyer at the initial consultation concerning my RI Personal injury, Car / Motorcycle or Auto accident case?
Your RI Car Accident attorney will inquire regarding your medical treatment. The attorney will compile a list of all physicians, chiropractors, physical therapists and medical providers.
What usually happens at the first consultation?
The Personal Injury Attorney informs you whether you have a valid personal Injury claim. If you decide to retain that lawyer, then the Attorney will request that you sign a fee agreement. At Slepkow Slepkow & Associates there is never a fee in a personal Injury Case unless we collect on your behalf.
At the initial stages of your case, it is extremely difficult for your Attorney to determine the value of your Personal injury case. The value of your car accident or slip and fall claim is dependent on many circumstances. These circumstances include the amount of your medical bills, whether there is permanency to your injury and the extent of pain and suffering. Another important factor is whether or not there were periods of partial or complete disability. The RI Auto Accident Lawyer will evaluate whether or not there was any disfigurement, scarring or other physical injury and the amount of your lost wages, etc.
After you have completed treatment, the lawyer will forward a demand to the insurance company with all relevant medical records and documentation. If the insurance company believes the claim has merit and the insurance adjuster and the attorney can agree on a figure, then the case will be settled out of court. Despite the fact that the attorney will attempt to settle the case, the attorney will be preparing the case for court in the event that the case does not settle.
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Legal Notice per 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. Most cases of this type are not handled by this firm, but are referred to other attorneys.