RI Personal Injury FAQS answered by a Rhode Island Personal Injury Lawyer

Q.Do you charge any fee for Rhode Island Personal Injury Cases?

A:  We do not charge any fee unless you collect as a result of your personal injury or Car Accident claim. In the event that we are successful in obtaining a settlement for you we will be reimbursed out of pocket expenses. We typically refer medical malpractice and product liability claims to top Rhode Island Personal Injury Attorneys. Some Rhode Island Medical Malpractice Attorneys charge 40 percent for Medical malpractice cases.

Please contact Rhode Island Personal Injury Attorney, David Slepkow at 401-437-1100

Q: Will you always pay out of pocket expenses up front in Rhode Island personal Injury cases?

A:  We almost always pay all out of pocket expenses and get reimbursed from the proceeds upon settlement or judgment. 

Q: What are normal and usual out of pocket expenses in a RI Personal Injury or Auto Accident Case?

A: In Rhode Island, filing fees and servie of process fees are usually less than $250. Deposition transcripts cost $250 to $750.  Rhode Island Personal Injury Lawyers also have to pay for Medical providers to write comprehensive Medical reports.

The costliest personal Injury expense is the cost of having Medical Doctors or experts testify at trial. We do everything we can to limit case costs.  For cases with lower values, we will discuss with you making reasonable choices regarding case costs.


Q: What is the process of a Rhode Island Personal Injury Claim?

A: We negotiate with the insurance company to get the best settlement possible. We exchange information with the insurance adjuster including proof of medical expenses, lost wages and proof of negligence. If we cannot reach an agreement with the insurance company that you are satisfied with, then we file a lawsuit. 

After a lawsuit is filed we may take depositions of important witnesses. Depositions usually take place in a lawyer’s office.  The insurance company may request that our client be examined by a doctor selected by the insurance company. (This is usually known as an IME, or independent medical examination). If the lawsuit cannot be resolved, the case will be scheduled for trial. At any point in time, a Rhode Island Personal Injury, slip and fall or car accident lawsuit may be settled.

Q:  What is the value of my Rhode Island personal Injury claim?

A:  We assess and consider many variables in determining the value of your RI Car accident or Personal Injury claim. If Liability is uncertain then the value of the case will be lowered. In order to determine the value of the case, the attorneys must look at a combination of factors, including lost wages, pain and suffering, permanency of the injury, any scarring or disfigurement, loss of consortium, periods of disability, etc. Determining the value of a case is an art rather than a science. The amount of the medical bills incurred will be one important factor in determining the value of the case.

Q: What if I live outside of Rhode Island?

A:  We do everything we can to accommodate out of State Clients in their Rhode Island personal Injury Claims. You may never need to actually come to Rhode Island. If you do need to visit Rhode Island it will usually be for a deposition, IME or trial. In Most cases clients never need to come to Rhode Island for their Personal injury case. Rhode Island Personal Injury Lawyer, David Slepkow will communicate with clients via, emails, fax and phone.

Legal Notice per RI Rules of Professional Responsibility:

The Rhode Island Supreme Court licenses all lawyers and attorneys in the general practice of law, but does not license or certify any lawyer/ attorney as an expert or specialist in any field of practice.While this firm maintains joint responsibility, most cases are referred to other attorneys for principal responsibility.


David Slepkow is a Rhode Island RI Personal Injury Lawyer, practicing personal injury, premises liability, slip and fall, insurance claims, automobile / auto / car accidents, and serious accidents.David has been practicing since 1997 and is licensed in Rhode Island (RI), Massachusetts (MA) and Federal Court.  David Aggressively represents clients in Premises Liability, Slip and Fall, trip and fall, motor vehicle accidents and Personal Injury claims. Please visit: Rhode Island Personal Injury Law Center Rhode Island Car Accident Lawyer Profile
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