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Compensation for Rhode Island car accident injuries

Car accidents are all too common on the roads of Rhode Island. Many are severe enough to cause injuries to victims both inside the vehicles and outside the vehicles. Injuries can range from minor to severe, sometimes leading to death, but there is a way to obtain compensation for those injuries.

There are quite a bit of factors a claims adjuster will review prior to issuing compensation for a car accident. Those factors include the following:

- The police report.

- Whether or not you sought out medical attention and if so, how quickly you did it.

- Pre-existing injuries you claim have gotten worse as a result of the accident.

- Any statements made to other drivers, passengers or witnesses following the accident.

- Any citations, such as DUI or DWI, in relation to the accident.

- Photos taken at the scene of the accident.

- Testimony provided by witnesses.

- The personal injury limits written in your auto insurance policy.

- Any records or documents that can validate the number of days and/or wages lost because of the accident.

Damages in a personal injury case strictly refer to the cost of the injuries you have sustained. They consist of two elements: emotional and indirect costs and direct financial costs.

The most common type of damages that can are compensated include compensatory damages, which are known as specific damages. Specific damages are exactly that, the specific amount incurred due to the accident. For example, specific damages would be medical bills, loss of property, lost wages and loss of earning capacity.

Another form of compensation comes as general damages. These are damages that do not have easy-to-calculate values. General damages can include pain and suffering, loss of an extremity, emotional distress, loss of consortium and the inability to have children due to injuries sustained in the accident.

Visit our page today to learn more about car accidents and how you can obtain compensation from injuries sustained in Newport, Rhode Island.

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