Rhode Island Personal Injury Statute Of Limitations
According to Title 9, Ch. 1, Sec. 9-1-14 of the Rhode Island statutes the
statute of limitations on personal injury cases is three years. This means
you have three years from the date of your injury to file a claim or you
will lose your right to recover compensation. Rhode Island does recognize
some exceptions to the statute of limitations, depending on the specifics
of your case.
For example if an injury victim is a minor at the time of an accident,
they have until three years after their eighteenth birthday to file a
claim before the statute of limitation runs out. Because of these excetpions
that can both extend and shorten your time to file, it is best to file
your personal injury claim as soon as possible. Have questions about the
statute of limitations? Call our firm today to speak to an attorney.
How Do I Determine the Value of My Personal Injury Claim?
If you were injured due to negligence, you have a right to seek compensation
for your injuries. Justice can be carried out when you partner with our
injury attorneys in Warwick. We understand the nuances of injury claims
and will help you navigate through the complexities that may arise in
dealing with insurance companies.
When calculating an injury claim, insurance companies use the following
types of damages to determine the value of a claim:
Special Damages- Also known as "economic damages" these types of losses are
measurable. They refer to the amount of money that you lost and may continue
to lose as a result of your injury due to negligence. Special damages
include medical bills and lost wages.
General Damages- Also known as "non-economic damages" these types of losses
are intangible in nature. General damages include losses such as pain
and suffering and emotional trauma. These types of damages are measured
by the amount that you've endured and will continue to endure as a
result of your injury due to negligence.
If you believe you have grounds for an injury claim or if you have questions
regarding the value of your case, contact
Sands Law Offices for experienced and dedicated representation to receive maximum compensation
for your suffering!
Our Rhode Island Personal Injury Lawyers Have Experience in a Wide Range of Claims
After experiencing an accident due to negligence, an injured party may
feel overwhelmed by the complications that are included in filing an injury
claim. Sands Law Offices has expertise in many different types of injury
claims so that when you partner with us, you will always feel protected
and supported during this difficult time.
Our attorneys in Rhode Island handle injury claims including, but not limited
to the following:
Car Accidents- Auto and car accidents can cause chaos in an individuals life. With motor
vehicle accidents being the leading cause of death in the country, it
is important to make sure that your loved ones are protected when you
are involved in a Rhode Island car accident due to negligence. Our lawyers
will help you hold the negligent parties responsible to help you seek
compensation for injuries sustained from rollover accidents, drunk driving
accidents, distracted driving accidents, and many more.
Wrongful Death- Losing a loved one is a traumatic event, especially when their passing
is sudden and due to a negligent act. Sands Law Offices will help you
to ensure that the liable parties involved in your loved one's death
are held responsible.
Workers' Compensation- If you have been injured while on the job, there are important steps
to follow in order to ensure that you receive proper compensation for
your injuries. Our attorneys will help you to recover full compensation
and the complete workers' compensation benefits that you deserve under
Rhode Island workers' compensation laws.
Medical Malpractice- Medical professionals have the responsibility to provide their patients
with a standard of safe care. When this standard is violated, the results
can be harmful and devastating. If your doctor has failed to provide you
with a correct diagnosis, prescribed a prescription error, or conducted
a surgical error, you may be eligible for compensation by filing a medical
Premises Liability- When you are injured on someone else's property due to a slip and
fall accident, a dog bite, or an issue related to negligent security,
you may have the right to pursue compensation for your injuries. Filing
a premises liability claim can be a complicated process, so it is important
to contact an injury attorney in Rhode Island as soon as possible for
assistance with receiving proper compensation.
Call our firm today to get started with a