In Rhode Island, you do not need an attorney for your personal injury case or for any other legal matter. However, it makes good sense to hire an attorney right away. That’s the only way you will know what your legal rights are, what your claims are, and if there’s any immediate investigation that… Read More »
How long do I have to bring a lawsuit against those who are legally responsible for my personal injuries?
In Rhode Island you have three years from the time you were injured to bring most personal injury cases. There are some exceptions to that. There are a few statutes that are shorter than that, but they are rare, and there are times when the statute of limitations does not begin to run against… Read More »
Most Rhode Island attorneys that handle personal injury cases charge a contingency fee, which is a percentage of the recovery that is made on behalf of the client. That fee is obviously collected at the end of the case, so there is no upfront cost to the client to hire the attorney in the… Read More »
Whenever another person has caused you injury, it is important to hire an attorney right away. The only way you can understand the legal rights you have and the types of claims that you have against that person is through consultation with an experienced attorney. Also, it is very common that an investigation needs… Read More »
Most Rhode Island personal injury cases involve pain and suffering, medical bills, lost wages and sometimes permanent loss of use of a bodily part or scarring and disfigurement.
When a person has a case that involves personal injuries, whether it’s in court or prior to court, the case does not end upon their death. There is a law that allows for an estate to be filed in the probate court, and the representatives of the estate are the ones who would therefore… Read More »
In Rhode Island, in a personal injury lawsuit, the attorney usually represents the client on what’s called a contingency fee, which is a percentage of the amount of money the lawyer collects from the client and therefore is collected at the end of the case. For legal fees, the client does not have to… Read More »
Often it is not necessary to go to court to make a recovery on your personal injury case, this is called a settlement. Most personal injury cases will settle prior to trial. If there are questions about how your injury was occurred, such as who was at fault or how extensive your injuries are,… Read More »