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If you have been injured anywhere in the State of Rhode Island, the first thing you should do is contact an established Providence personal injury lawyer to schedule a consultation regarding your potential claim. There is no up-front charge to meet with me, and I only get paid if you get paid. The bottom line: No win, no fee.
Here is the reality: If you have been injured due to someone else's negligence, it is highly unlikely that you will be paid fairly for any lost wages, medical costs, or your pain and suffering. Even if they do offer you something for your injury, signing paperwork without legal advice from a Providence personal injury attorney will leave you left with a settlement that is far lower than what is fair or what you are truly entitled to in a court of law (if it would even need to go that far).
A Rhode Island personal injury lawyer works on your behalf to ensure that the other party or insurance company provides you with the compensation that you are entitled to.
I aggressively negotiate on behalf of each one of my clients so that they can have peace of mind throughout the healing process. Let me fight for what is rightfully yours.
Whether or not you have a viable personal injury case due to someone else’s negligence can only be reached after a careful analysis of the facts and applicable insurance coverage. The devil is in the details, so I want to work with you to examine every avenue of recovery. It is best to speak to one another directly to ensure that nothing is lost in translation.
Unfortunately there is no direct answer to this common question — every case has its own unique set of facts. Some cases may be settled faster while others may take longer. One thing you can count on is that I will make sure that you receive the full compensation you are entitled to and that you are treated fairly throughout the process, no matter how long it may take. For a more thorough answer, please call me to discuss further.
The statute of limitations for personal injury cases differs from state to state. The Statute of limitations in Rhode Island is three years. It is important for me to gather evidence, speak to witnesses, and take a recorded statement before the insurance company sends out their investigator. The time to act is now. Don’t let the insurance carrier get the upper hand. Time is of the essence.
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Looking for a personal injury lawyer in Rhode Island? If you have been injured because of someone else's negligence, you may be entitled to compensation or a cash settlement. There is no cost to determine if you are eligible and it costs you nothing to file your personal injury lawsuit. Contact me today to learn how.
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Negligence is a legal concept that determines who is at fault in a personal injury lawsuit. Fault can be assigned either by the actions — or inaction — of the party responsible for the injuries.
“Duty of care” is another legal concept that is important to understand. In a nutshell, it is the responsibility one person has to maintain certain standards in order to avoid injuring another person.
So, when someone is said to have “breached their duty of care”, it simply means that under the circumstances surrounding the injury, the at-fault party had a reasonable expectation to adhere to a certain standard, and because that standard was not adhered to, another person was injured.
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Gross negligence is like negligence on steroids. Rather than simply neglecting to maintain certain standards, someone who is guilty of gross negligence acted in a way that any reasonable person would know, or should have known, would be dangerous or unsafe.
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Reckless conduct and intentional misconduct fall into this bucket and the short answer is that if you can prove your injuries were a result of the gross negligence of the other party, you are likely entitled to punitive damages — meaning your claim will be higher.
How do you prove negligence?
There are four main elements that you need to prove in order to move forward with a valid claim.
- Duty of care — The other party had a legal duty to act in a reasonable manner or to take reasonable steps to prevent harm to another person.
- Breach — The other party breached their duty of care because of their actions or inaction and this resulted in another person being injured.
- Causation — The injury occurred as a direct result of the other party and the injury could not, and would have not, occurred in any other way.
- Damages — The plaintiff was harmed physically, financially, and/or emotionally because of the actions of the defendant.
The two main ways that negligence is proven is through evidence and through testimony. Testimony is the recounting of facts from the defendant or witnesses, which can be obtained through witness affidavits and depositions of the defendant(s). Evidence can be obtained through medical and police reports, and any other items that aid in proving up your case. Obtaining all of the evidence you can is a critical first step in filing a personal injury claim.
If you are unsure of what steps to take, please give me a call now or schedule a free case evaluation.