Rhode Island Car Accident Lawyer

A car accident can be devastating, especially when it results in serious injuries, medical bills, property damage, or the tragic loss of a loved one. If you were injured in a car crash, our Rhode Island car accident lawyers may be able to secure compensation on your behalf.

Over the last 45+ years, Sokolove Law has secured over $9.4 Billion for our clients, including those injured by negligent drivers. Contact us now for a free case review.

Why Choose Sokolove Law as Your Rhode Island Car Accident Law Firm?

As a Rhode Island car accident law firm, Sokolove Law is committed to helping car accident victims get the support and compensation they need after being injured in a crash.

Learn how Sokolove Law stands out from other law firms:

  • Decades of Experience: Since 1979, Sokolove Law has helped thousands of clients who were injured through no fault of their own.
  • No Financial Risks: Our Rhode Island auto accident lawyers don’t charge any upfront or hourly fees. We only get paid if we recover compensation for you.
  • Proven Results: We’ve recovered over $9.4 Billion total nationwide. The majority of our clients receive compensation without going to court.

Our Rhode Island car accident lawyers strive to make the legal process as simple as possible, so you can focus on your health and recovery.

Call (800) 995-1212 now to find out if our team can help with your case. It costs nothing to speak with us.

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If you were injured in a car accident, you may be eligible for compensation that our Rhode Island auto accident attorneys can fight for on your behalf. Get local help now.

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Common Causes of Car Accidents in Rhode Island

Thousands of collisions happen throughout the state of Rhode Island each year. However, the majority of crashes are caused by some form of human error, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

Common causes of car accidents in Rhode Island include:

  • Distracted or drowsy driving
  • Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Poor weather conditions
  • Reckless or aggressive driving
  • Road obstructions
  • Vehicle malfunctions

Unfortunately, a car crash can happen due to factors outside of your control. Serious accidents may cause property damage, injuries, and even fatalities.

Types of Car Accident Injuries in Rhode Island

Car accident injuries can range from mild to severe, depending on the circumstances surrounding the accident.

Injuries from car accidents in Rhode Island can include:

  • Broken bones
  • Burns
  • Cuts, lacerations, and bruising
  • Head trauma
  • Internal bleeding
  • Limb loss
  • Organ damage
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Scarring and disfigurement
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Whiplash
  • Wrongful death

If you were injured in a car accident due to another driver’s negligence, you shouldn’t be further burdened by expensive medical bills. Our Rhode Island auto accident lawyers may be able to pursue compensation for your injuries.

Call (800) 995-1212 now to see if a car accident attorney in Rhode Island can help you. It costs nothing to speak with us.

How to File a Rhode Island Car Accident Claim

When you work with Sokolove Law, we strive to make filing a car crash lawsuit as stress-free as possible for you and your family.

If you have a case, our Rhode Island auto accident attorneys can handle every step of the legal process for you, so you can focus on getting your life back on track.

Below are the general steps to filing a car crash lawsuit in Rhode Island.

1. Contact Sokolove Law

At Sokolove Law, we offer free case reviews to determine if you may be eligible to file a Rhode Island car crash lawsuit.

When you contact us, a member of our team will ask you a few questions about your accident, so we can help you understand your legal options.

2. We’ll Gather Evidence to Support Your Case

Your legal team will collect evidence to show the cause of your accident and identify who was at fault for the crash.

Evidence can include:

  • Accident reports
  • Medical records
  • Photos and videos
  • Witness statements

It’s important to take photographs of the crash scene if you’re able. These can be vital in helping our team understand what happened and who may be to blame.

3. We’ll File Your Rhode Island Auto Accident Claim

Our experienced legal team will work to ensure that all necessary paperwork is filed within the Rhode Island statute of limitations, which limits the amount of time you have to file a car crash lawsuit.

Once these deadlines pass, you won’t be able to file a claim or pursue compensation for your injuries ever again.

Call Sokolove Law as soon as possible at (800) 995-1212 to make sure your claim is filed before it’s too late.

4. We’ll Negotiate a Rhode Island Car Accident Settlement on Your Behalf

Your attorney will work to negotiate a Rhode Island car accident settlement with the defendant and their insurance company.

Many of our clients never have to step foot in court in order to get compensation through an auto accident claim.

While the majority of cases are settled outside of court, our team is prepared to bring your case to trial and present it before a judge if a settlement isn’t reached.

Our Past Car Accident Settlements in Rhode Island

At Sokolove Law, our attorneys have recovered over $9.4 Billion for our clients, including many impacted by car accidents in Rhode Island.

Unfortunately, insurance companies often offer low-ball settlements in order to reduce their own potential losses. We have the resources necessary to stand up to these companies and get you the compensation you deserve.

A few of our past car accident settlements in Rhode Island include: 

  • $3 Million for a Providence man injured in a car accident
  • $600,000 for a Warwick woman who suffered injuries in a car crash
  • $165,000 for a woman in Providence injured in an auto collision

While there’s no guarantee of success in any case, our Rhode Island car accident injury lawyers will fight to get you the most compensation possible in your case.

Compensation from an RI car accident lawsuit can help pay for medical bills, property damage, and other expenses.

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Our Rhode Island car accident attorneys have secured millions locally and nationally. Let us get you the money you deserve.

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Let Our Rhode Island Car Accident Lawyers Fight for You

At Sokolove Law, our Rhode Island car accident lawyers have been committed to helping those injured in a crash get the justice they deserve for over 45 years.

We’ll handle every step of the legal process for you, so you can focus on your healing while we fight for compensation on your behalf.

Our lawyers have already recovered over $9.4 Billion for clients across the country, including many families in Rhode Island.

Let us put our experience to work for you. Call (800) 995-1212 now or fill out our contact form for a free case review.

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Smithfield, RI 02917

Car Accident Lawyer in Rhode Island FAQs

Can you sue for a car accident in Rhode Island?

Yes. You may be able to file a car accident lawsuit if another person is found to be partially or totally at fault.

Depending on your case, you could have a case against a negligent driver, their insurance company, or vehicle manufacturers if faulty equipment played a role in your accident.

Call (800) 995-1212 now to see if we may be able to help you file a car crash lawsuit in Rhode Island.

What is the statute of limitations on a car accident in Rhode Island?

In Rhode Island, the statute of limitations for a car accident is 3 years. If your lawsuit is not filed before this deadline, you won’t be able to take legal action for your injuries ever again.

Our experienced car accident attorneys in Rhode Island can gather evidence and file a claim on your behalf — before it’s too late. Get started now.

Do you need a lawyer to sue for a car accident in Rhode Island?

Hiring a car accident lawyer is highly recommended if your case involves serious injuries or disputes over who’s at fault.

Insurance companies often try to pressure victims into accepting small payouts that don’t cover the full extent of the damages caused by the crash — but Rhode Island car crash attorneys can help you get what you deserve.

If you or a loved one was injured in a car accident, Sokolove Law may be able to help. Get a free case review now.

How much does a Rhode Island auto accident attorney charge?

At Sokolove Law, there are no upfront costs or hourly fees to work with our Rhode Island car accident lawyers.

We work on a contingency-fee basis, which means our team only gets paid if we successfully secure compensation for you.

What do you do after a car accident in Rhode Island?

If you are involved in a car accident, the most important thing to do is seek medical attention if you have been injured.

Once medical needs have been met, you should:

  • Call 911: Regardless of whether or not you or others involved in the crash have been injured, calling 911 is an important step to take to ensure that there is an accurate record of the accident.
  • Collect evidence: Taking photos and videos, in addition to collecting eyewitness testimonies, can help you prove who was at fault in the accident if you choose to take legal action.
  • Call a lawyer: A Rhode Island car accident attorney can help you maximize the compensation you may receive.

At Sokolove Law, our car crash lawyers have decades of experience helping victims who were injured through no fault of their own.

Call (800) 995-1212 now to find out if you have a case.

Is Rhode Island a no-fault state?

No. Rhode Island is a “fault” state, so drivers hurt by another driver’s negligence can receive compensation for their injuries.

Rhode Island is also a “pure comparative negligence” state, which means if you're in a car crash and partly at fault, you may still be able to get compensation. However, the amount you may receive will be reduced based on how much you're to blame.

For example, if you're found 20% responsible for the accident, your compensation could be reduced by 20%.

Sokolove Law Affiliations and Recognition

Our Professional Affiliations

  • American Association of Justice
  • Rhode Island State Bar Association


  • National Trial Lawyers - Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • Rhode Island Academy of Trial Attorneys
  • U.S. News & World Report - 2022 Best Law Firms / Best Lawyers
  • Martindale-Hubbell - 2022 Peer-Reviewed for Ethical Standards and Legal Ability

Sokolove Law Local Reviews

  • Better Business Bureau® (BBB): A+ Rating since 2013
  • Average Google Rating: 4.6/5

Local Rhode Island Areas We Serve

While Sokolove Law helps people throughout the country, we provide our services to people across the entire state of Rhode Island as well.

Sokolove Law serves locations across Rhode Island, including:

  • Barrington
  • Bristol
  • Burrillville
  • Central Falls
  • Charlestown
  • Coventry
  • Cranston
  • Cumberland
  • East Greenwich
  • East Providence
  • Exeter
  • Foster
  • Glocester
  • Hopkinton
  • Jamestown
  • Johnston
  • Lincoln
  • Little Compton
  • Middletown
  • Narragansett
  • New Shoreham
  • Newport
  • North Kingstown
  • North Providence
  • North Smithfield
  • Pawtucket
  • Portsmouth
  • Providence
  • Richmond
  • Scituate
  • Smithfield
  • South Kingstown
  • Tiverton
  • Warren
  • Warwick
  • West Greenwich
  • West Warwick
  • Westerly
  • Woonsocket
  • And more

Rhode Island Zip Codes We Serve

As a national law firm, Sokolove Law can help families wherever they may be in the U.S., including across the state of Rhode Island.

Some of the zip codes we serve in Rhode Island include: 

  • 02806
  • 02809
  • 02813
  • 02814
  • 02816
  • 02817
  • 02818
  • 02822
  • 02828
  • 02830
  • 02840
  • 02842
  • 02852
  • 02857
  • 02859
  • 02860
  • 02861
  • 02863
  • 02864
  • 02865
  • 02871
  • 02874
  • 02878
  • 02879
  • 02881
  • 02882
  • 02885
  • 02886
  • 02888
  • 02889
  • 02891
  • 02893
  • 02895
  • 02896
  • 02903
  • 02904
  • 02905
  • 02906
  • 02907

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  1. State of Rhode Island General Assembly. “R.I. Gen. Laws § 9-1-14.” Retrieved from: http://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/Statutes/TITLE9/9-1/9-1-14.HTM#:~:text=Limitation%20of%20actions%20for%20words,words%20spoken%2C%20and%20not%20after. Accessed on February 7, 2024.
  2. State of Rhode Island General Assembly. “R.I. Gen. Laws § 9-20-4.” Retrieved from: http://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/Statutes/TITLE9/9-20/9-20-4.HTM. Accessed on February 7, 2024.