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  • American Association for Justice
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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.
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Providence Car Accident Attorneys

We Fight Auto Insurance Companies for You

Although car accidents are an everyday occurrence in Providence, Rhode Island, they should not be seen as an everyday legal case. At Karns & Kerrison, we view every car accident claim as a unique situation because it is. You don’t get handed pre-manufactured work that doesn’t even address what happened to you. We take the time to build every case from the ground up because it’s what we would expect if our positions were switched. This is how we have handled car accident claims and lawsuits since 1974, and it has always served our clients well.

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Find out how to file a car accident claim after a crash in Providence by calling (888) 281-3100.

Different Causes of Car Accidents

At the start of your claim, we will want to investigate the circumstances of your car accident. By uncovering solid evidence of liability that shows you did nothing wrong, we can build your claim against the other driver and their auto insurance provider. The goal is to give them no room to argue back, so they are convinced to offer a fair settlement sooner than later.

We can work on car accident claims involving these forms of driving negligence and more:

  • Texting while driving
  • Drunk driving
  • Speeding
  • Merging without looking
  • Exhausted driving
  • Distracted driving

We also have the talents and experience to work on single-vehicle accident claims for our clients. Were you driving your vehicle when you suddenly lost control of it? An auto part manufacturer could be to blame. Did a huge pothole in the road cause you to crash? The local transportation department in charge of road maintenance could be liable. Let us build your claim and fight for you, no matter the cause of the accident.

Injuries Caused by Car Accidents

Car accidents are one of the leading causes of accidental injuries in Rhode Island. Even as vehicle safety technology advances, violent crashes still cause life-changing injuries in an instant.

If you were seriously injured in the crash, then we will need to take steps to prove it. The other insurance company will try to talk down the severity of your injuries and might even say that your injuries were pre-existing. By coordinating with your medical providers, we can get a clear understanding of your injuries, what caused them, and how much they will impact your life now and in the future.

man with arm in cast after car accidentInjuries that are often reported in car accident claims include:

  • Back and neck injuries
  • Head and brain injuries
  • Joint and soft tissue injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Severe scarring
  • Burn injuries

Damages in Car Accident Claims

The purpose of a car accident claim is to recover the damages that you have and will later suffer due to the mistakes of the other driver. The purpose of the other driver’s insurance company is to make sure that you get as small of a recovery as possible, which protects the company’s profits. To get ready for the tactics of the opposing counsel and insurance adjusters, put our Providence car accident attorneys on the job. We know how to calculate the damages owed to you and pursue the entire amount, even when the opposition is a nationwide insurance company with vast resources.

Your car accident claim could help you recover costs from:

  • Past and future medical bills
  • Rehabilitative care and therapy
  • Lost or reduced wages
  • Pain, suffering, and trauma

You should also be repaid for the costs of repairing or replacing your damaged vehicle. Vehicle damage claims are technically separate from injury claims, though. Our attorneys would be happy to help you understand and use your legal options in that situation, too.

What to Do After a Car Accident

A car accident claim is adversarial by nature. As such, you should expect resistance from the liable driver right away, which also means you should start working on your case immediately. In the moments right after a crash, the steps that you take can make a big difference in the legitimacy of your claim later.

Let our attorneys know if you took the following steps after the car accident:

  1. Call 911 if someone has been injured or the vehicle damage is severe.
  2. Collect contact and insurance information from the involved drivers.
  3. Take pictures and videos of the crash, including the surrounding area.
  4. See a medical professional the same day for a diagnosis of your injuries.

Leave the Work Up to Our Lawyers

Filing a car accident claim can be a highly involved process, especially when the opposition starts to push back. You shouldn’t be caught up in each step, though, not when you should be resting. Leave the busywork of your claim up to our attorneys. We can use our decades of total experience with car accident claims to file and manage yours to the most of our abilities and beyond your highest expectations.

We can work on cases involving all sorts of accidents, such as:

  • Head-on collision
  • T-bone accidents
  • Rollovers
  • Rear-end collisions
  • Hit-and-run accidents
  • And much more

Shortly after the accident, you will need to inform your auto insurance provider that it happened. We advise that you talk to our attorneys first. We can prepare you for what they will ask and how to respond to those questions. Or, if you prefer, we can notify your insurer as your legal representative.

When You Need Us, Just Call

Karns & Kerrison and our Providence car accident lawyers are never far away when you need us. Just dial (888) 281-3100 and tell us what happened. The sooner that you call us after a crash, the sooner we can start building your claim and pursuing full compensation in your name.

Remember: Initial consultationswith Karns & Kerrison are FREE!

  • 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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