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To Sue or Not to Sue, That's Not Actually the Question...

Posted by April Picozzi | Dec 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

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We've all seen them before--cheesy attorney commercials. They often include spotty camera angles, poor lighting, bad makeup, and painfully obvious green screens. In addition to these faux pas, there is an aggressive attorney wagging his or her finger at us, attempting to convince us we need their help because insurance companies are out to get us. However, the truth is, very rarely does a car accident or resulting personal injury go to trial.

The process is quite different with or without a Rhode Island personal injury lawyer. Here's how:

WITHOUT A PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY:

  • Someone rear-ends you, resulting in minor injuries which require a doctor.
  • Doctor's bills add up, and you must pay for the vehicle damages.
  • One option includes going to the insurance company, filing a claim, and getting the minimum amount necessary to cover your basic injuries and car damages
  • Conversely, the insurance company either rejects your claim or wants to give you much less than you deserve. Overall, this process is quite frustrating.

WITH A PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY:

  • Someone rear-ends you, resulting in minor injuries which require a doctor.
  • You must now pay for medical bills and vehicle damages.
  • You call a Rhode Island personal injury attorney.
  • The attorney walks you through the process of what to expect, seeing a doctor, and how much you can get for your claim.
  • You are relieved you don't have to deal with the insurance company anymore, because you are getting the most money for your damages and injuries.
  • The attorney negotiates with the insurance adjustors, handling all paperwork.
  • If all goes well, you receive a settlement paying for your medical bills, your car loss, and any other expenses.

As you can see, these two processes are quite different—though neither requires suing the other party. While car accidents are quite complex, stressful and confusing, we at Inman & Tourgee are here to explain the process and make things as simple as possible. Our Rhode Island personal injury attorneys offer free consultations and don't take any money from you until you have received your settlement.

Call (401) 229-5521 today!

About the Author

April Picozzi

PUBLIC ADJUSTER / OPERATIONS & FINANCE MANAGER April M. Picozzi joined the firm in 2013 as a licensed Public Adjuster and legal assistant to Mark D. Tourgee, Esq. She handles all aspects of personal injury claims including client intake, maintaining client files, negotiating settlements and assi...

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