Who can be held responsible in Rhode Island for injuries or death to motorcycle operators and passengers?
When a motorcycle operator or passenger is injured or killed in Rhode Island the responsible parties would include the person who operated the other motor vehicle, the owner or that vehicle, and if the person driving it was in their employment at the time of the accident, it would also include their employer. Also,… Read More »
In Rhode Island, you have three years from the date of accident to file your motorcycle accident case. However, you should not wait until anywhere near the three year mark. That’s because the insurance company, when it’s defending the case, will try to blame third parties, and it’s necessary to have time to get… Read More »
I was injured in a Rhode Island motorcycle accident, but I wasn’t wearing a helmet. Can I still recover damages from the other driver?
You can recover damages from the motorist that causes a motorcycle accident as long as they were negligent. The fact that you were not wearing a helmet is not going to be admissible evidence.
In Rhode Island, when you are involved in a motorcycle accident, it is important to hire an attorney, the defense and the insurance company representing the other driver will be working on building up ways to bring down the value of your case. On top of that, insurance companies are experts at pointing the… Read More »
Should I provide statements to my insurance company and the insurance company of the driver who hit me?
When an insurance company asks you for a statement, it’s important for you to identify which insurance company it is. If it is the insurance company that represents you, you have a contractual obligation under your insurance policy to provide a statement. That having been said, it is best if you hire an attorney… Read More »