Motor Vehicle Accidents
Car accident lawyers are needed because car accidents
affect 1% of the U.S. population annually. Over three
million people are injured each year in car accidents,
resulting in billions of dollars in damages.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, you need an experienced motor vehicle accident lawyer. You may be entitled to recover damages for your lost wages, property damage, medical bills and pain and suffering.
At the Law Offices of Joyce A. Faraone we have handled numerous car accident claims and understand the intricacies of the human anatomy and how it is affected by sudden impact. Our staff knows how to deal with insurance companies to negotiate the best result for you.
Below are some general statistics on car accidents in the United States from the National Safety Counsel (NSA):
Over 4,000,000 people visit the emergency department every year due to a car accident.
42,000 deaths are reported every year from car accidents.
Nearly 10% of car accident victims become disabled.
2 out of every 5 deaths in car accidents are alcohol related.
What to do I do if I have been involved in a car accident?
Even if you are careful, you may be unlucky enough to need the services of a car accident lawyer. Every week, we are contacted by many people who want to know what to do after a car, motorcycle or truck accident. Here are seven rules to help change your luck:
At the accident scene, the fist seven rules are:
- Remain calm
- Stop in a safe place
- Make sure no one is hurt
- Call 911 and ask for the police, and an ambulance if necessary
- Get the other driver's name, address and phone
number. Record his vehicle registration number. If you
believe the other driver is intoxicated, tell the police
Get the names, addresses and phone numbers of the witnesses
Ask the police officer for the police report number and where and when a copy will be available
Contact our office at 401-467-9110. We are here to help you .
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We work on a contingency fee basis. We do not get paid, unless you get paid
Contact your insurer
Get medical treatment promptly and continue to get all the medical treatment you need for as long as you need it
Do not speak to the insurance company for the other driver. Instead, tell the insurance company representative to call your lawyer
Have someone take photos of the cars and any skid marks on the road (skid marks start to fade within days)
Keep track of all the places you have gotten medical treatment, the physical ailments that you have and how the injuries affect your day-to-day life
We want you to be safe. Be a responsible, defensive driver. Approach intersections with caution, follow other cars with plenty of room, use your mirrors, and slow your speed according to the road conditions.
Additionally, ensure that your vehicle is mechanically sound and properly insured. And of course, never drink and drive.
For over 25 years, we have been vigilant in representing the injured and their families. Joyce A. Faraone has recovered hundreds of thousands of dollars for car and truck accident deaths and injuries.
If you or a loved one has been injured by one of the thousands of car accidents each year, contact our office for a free consultation today.
Again, we are here to help you.
Verdicts & Settlements
$5 Million dollar settlement for wrongful death of 8 month old infant and injuries to mother from crash with a school bus and tractor trailer truck stopped in the break down lane.
$750,000.00 settlement for inadvertent movement of vehicle. Car jumped from park into reverse injuring Plaintiff while getting out of the car. It was determined that the transmission was defective and Ford Motor Company knew of it for years.
$500,000.00 settlement in a workers compensation claim for a career ending low back injury
$475,000 settlement for amputation of finger from table saw accident. Saw was not properly guarded as Plaintiff attempted to move saw from a friends shed.
$350,000 settlement in a workers compensation claim for a career ending back injury.
$56,274 Verdict for inmate injured during workout in prison. State of Rhode Island, ACI admitted the workout equipment had never been inspected or maintained. Plaintiff sustained a laceration over his eye requiring multiple sutures from equipment failure.