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Choosing & Affording an Accident Attorney FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions
I don’t have the Money for an Attorney. How Can I Afford One?

Many people delay filing a personal injury claim because they don’t think they can afford an attorney. Don’t be one of them. There is no fee to hire Tapalian Law for your personal injury or car accident claim. There are no upfront costs, no hourly rates, and no retainer fees to hire us. We don’t get paid until we win your case and a settlement for compensation is reached. Only after we win your case is a contingency fee deducted from your settlement.

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I’m not Happy with my Attorney. Can I Change Injury Lawyers?

You can switch injury lawyers, and we receive this question often. After an auto accident, it is common for an injured person to retain a lawyer for their personal injury claim and then change their mind. This is not unusual. You may find the lawyer is not a good fit for your needs for various reasons, perhaps the firm is not responsive to your phone calls and emails or has not achieved a settlement that you feel is proper and fair. For whatever reason, feel free to contact the injury lawyers at Tapalian Law for a free evaluation of your claim, even if you have previous counsel for an auto accident in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Should we decide to handle your case, we will handle the changeover from your previous attorney without you having to deal with the additional burden. Tapalian Law does not require any upfront attorney fees and we do not get paid until we win your case.

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Why Should I Choose Tapalian Law as the Best Attorney for my Personal Injury or Car Accident Claim in Rhode Island and Massachusetts?

Choosing the best attorney for your RI or MA personal injury or car accident case is extremely important. When you are hurt in a serious accident caused by the negligence of another person, the experienced personal injury lawyers at Tapalian Law want to help you. Personal service and responsiveness are the hallmarks of our injury law firm. We understand getting hurt is a stressful time in your life and we take the time to listen to each individual client and treat your injury case with the respect, care, and sensitivity you deserve. To us, you are not just another number, we want to help you and will strive to meet your individual needs whether that means coming to the hospital to discuss your case or accommodating a phone call during your lunch break. Attorney David Tapalian, a graduate of Brown University and Roger Williams University School of Law, has over 20 years of personal injury experience in Rhode Island and Massachusetts and is ready to handle your accident case. He will personally meet and discuss your claim with you and following your free consultation, will recommend the best way to proceed with your legal case. Personalized service is important to us and we pride ourselves on our responsiveness to your phone calls, emails, and inquiries. We know that when you are hurt and need advice, you need answers fast from the best attorneys. Serving Rhode Island and Massachusetts, call the personal injury professionals at Tapalian Law and let us begin helping you today.

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What Does it Cost to Speak with Personal Injury Lawyer David Tapalian About my Case?

There is never any cost or fees to speak with Attorney David Tapalian about your personal injury and/or auto accident claim in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Tapalian Law offers a free, personal, consultation directly with Attorney Tapalian and together, you and he will decide the merits of your personal injury or car accident case. Call us at 401-552-5000, or contact us online.

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I Heard that if I Hire an Attorney for my Personal Injury Claim, it can Take Years to Receive a Settlement. Is this True?

Every personal injury case is different and the amount of time it takes to receive a settlement varies due to many factors including, but not limited to, the severity of the injuries and duration of medical treatment. The vast majority of our cases settle within a couple of months of your last medical treatment for the auto accident injury claim. However, particular cases can take more time to resolve due to complexities or unfair offers from the insurance company. Though the large majority of our cases settle without any litigation, sometimes it is necessary to file suit against the negligent party which may extend the duration. Should that be necessary, we will always keep you informed every step of the way. At Tapalian Law, we pride ourselves on resolving claims quickly, but fairly, and for the maximum compensation you deserve.

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Client Reviews
He took care of everything and kept me updated as well. It was such a smooth process and in the end I won my case. I would highly recommend David Tapalian! Patrice F.
When I contacted David Tapalian, Attorney & Counselor at Law, all my worries were immediately alleviated. He handled my case from beginning to end and kept me updated every step of the way. Susie M.
I visited David a couple of days after my accident and he gave me clear and concise details on what would happen throughout the process... David N.