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  • American Association for Justice
    As members of the AAJ, we are committed to promoting a fair, effective justice system that allows for victims of misconduct or negligence to obtain the justice they deserve.
  • Rhode Island Association for Justice
    Members of the Rhode Island Association for Justice follow the organization’s mission: Working together to ensure equality.
  • Rhode Island Bar Association
    The Rhode Island Bar Association has been working to uphold and protect federal and state laws since 1898, with an emphasis on maintaining a democratic government and honoring the justice system.
  • DC Bar
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  • Super Lawyers
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  • Distinguished Martindale Hubbell
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  • Brain Injury Association
    Our work with the Brain Injury Association of Rhode Island is designed to provide information and services to survivors.
  • Brain Association of America
    As members of the Brain Injury Association of America, we are the voice of awareness, and we are here to help survivors.
  • Southern New England Brain Injury Law Center
    Southern New England Brain Injury Law Center
  • NABIS
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  • Melvin M Belli
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Providence Car Accident Attorneys

Protecting the Rights of Car Crash Victims in Rhode Island

If you have been injured, speak with one of our car accident lawyers in Providence, RI to learn how we can help you recover compensation for your injuries and other losses. Since 1974, the dedicated legal team at Karns & Kerrison has represented auto accident victims throughout Rhode Island and Massachusetts.

We handle all types of car accident cases, such as:

At Karns & Kerrison, we believe that no one should have to suffer due to the negligent or wrongful acts of another. If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident caused by another party, we can help you fight for justice and full compensation. Our track record includes millions of dollars in successful recoveries.

Contact us today at (888) 281-3100 to schedule a FREE consultation with one of our experienced car accident attorneys in Providence, Rhode Island.

Should I Speak with the Insurance Company?

You have a duty to cooperate with your own insurance company after an accident; however, if the other driver's insurance company asks to speak with you or get a statement, you should direct them to your lawyer. Speaking with the other party's insurance company will do nothing but hurt your case since they have no interest in protecting your rights. Their goal is to pay you as little money as possible to protect their bottom line.

What Damages Can I Recover After a Car Accident?

Depending on the severity of your accident, you may be suffering from a wide range of injuries. These injuries don’t just represent higher costs for you in the short term; you may also need compensation to cover long-term care, medical treatment, and other costs. These costs are known as “damages,” and when the other party has been negligent, you have the right to pursue a lawsuit against them to recover those damages.

After an auto accident, you may be able to recover damages for:

  • Medical bills and prescriptions
  • Doctor visits
  • Hospitalization costs
  • Long-term care
  • Lost wages (current and future)
  • Loss of consortium
  • Non-economic damages, like pain and suffering
  • Punitive damages, for extreme cases of negligence

It is important to note that if the other driver's insurance policy is not sufficient to cover all of the damages listed above, then your own automobile insurance policy may be able to help cover the rest of these costs through uninsured motorist (UM) or underinsured motorist (UIM) coverage and collision coverage.

When you contact the Providence car accident lawyers at Karns & Kerrison for a free initial consultation, we can help you explore your options for financial compensation.

Seek Medical Treatment as Soon as Possible

Make sure you seek immediate medical treatment after an accident, whether you take an ambulance to the hospital, drive yourself to the hospital, visit a walk-in clinic or urgent care facility, or make an appointment with your primary care physician. Tell whoever examines you about any pains and injuries you have from the accident. In addition to getting immediate care, it is also extremely important to get follow-up care.

How Much Will It Cost to Hire an Attorney?

At Karns & Kerrison, we do not charge any legal fees unless we are able to recover compensation on your behalf. You will never get a bill as the case proceeds. We do not take a percentage of the property damage recovery; we only charge a percentage of the rest of the settlement that we get you at the end of your case. This is known as contingency-fee representation – which, put simply, means: no recovery, no fee.

Statute of Limitations for Car Accident Claims in Rhode Island

In any civil case, there is typically a statute of limitations that imposes a time limit on your claim. In general, Rhode Island residents have three years to pursue a lawsuit after they’ve been hurt in an accident, whether that involves a car, truck, motorcycle, or any other type of vehicle (Rhode Island General Laws § 9-1-14).

In cases where wrongful death occurred in a car accident, you also have three years to pursue a case. Claims that only concern property damage, on the other hand, are given a 10-year deadline for submitting.

Put 85+ Years of Combined Experience on Your Side

If you have been injured or someone you love has been killed in a fatal car accident, we invite you to call our office at (888) 281-3100 or send us an email to schedule a free consultation. Cases are taken on a contingency fee basis, meaning you pay no attorney fees unless we win compensation for you.

Call us at (888) 281-3100 to schedule a FREE, no-obligation consultation.

  • Car Accident Traumatic Brain Injury
    I would definitely recommend Karns & Kerrison to anyone who asked - they come through for you.

    - Patricia Feeley

  • Slipped on Greasy Floor
    I have no reservations whatsoever in recommending Karns & Kerrison.

    - Mike Carey

  • Rear End Collision
    Nothing but positive results from consultation, to filing the legal suit, handling of a major operation, to recovery and finalizing a generous settlement.

    - Larry Goldfarb

  • Horrible Car Accident
    They not only got me a fair settlement, they helped to get me well.

    - Nancy

  • Motor Vehicle Accident - Braga Bridge
    It was comforting to know I had someone watching out for me.

    - Jeanie Small

  • Pedestrian hit by Car
    I did not know where to turn when I realized I needed legal help but I am very happy that I found Karns & Kerrison.

    - Martin

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If you or your loved one suffered severe, life-altering injuries due to someone else’s negligence, we are here to help you fight for justice. For answers to your questions or to schedule a free consultation, contact our personal injury team at (888) 281-3100. We offer our legal services on a contingency fee basis, meaning you only pay attorneys’ fees after we have recovered compensation on your behalf.

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