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Rhode Island Personal Injury Lawyer
If you or a loved one has suffered a personal injury in Rhode Island, you may have realized that the accident itself was just the beginning—the aftermath can be overwhelming, with medical bills piling up and the future seeming uncertain. It can feel all the more devastating to know that your accident was due to no fault of your own but from the negligence of someone else. That's where personal injury lawyers in Rhode Island can help.
If someone else is responsible for your accident and subsequent injuries, you may be entitled to compensation that can be used to cover medical bills, repairs, and even lost wages due to missed time from work. If you want to help your chances of successfully recovering the compensation you need, the right personal injury lawyer could make the difference.
At Morgan & Morgan, we understand the hardships that these accidents can cause. Our law firm was founded on that understanding after John Morgan’s own brother was seriously injured at work. Since then, Morgan & Morgan has been fighting for injury victims’ rights for over 35 years and has recovered over $20 billion in the pursuit of justice. As the nation’s largest personal injury law firm, we have offices in Rhode Island, and our attorneys are experienced with Rhode Island’s specific laws that govern personal injury lawsuits.
If you live in the Ocean State, were injured, and are unsure about your next steps, contact Morgan & Morgan today for a free, no-obligation case evaluation to learn more about your options. We may be able to help your case with no upfront cost to you. Our Fee Is Free™, and you only pay if we win.
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What Are the Major Causes of Injuries in Rhode Island?
Rhode Island has once been labeled the sixth-safest state in America. Even so, accidents can and do happen. The major causes of injuries in Rhode Island include:
Vehicular road crashes are the leading cause of death in the country, and Rhode Island reports a higher percentage of alcohol-related driving deaths than the national average every year. The other most frequent types of car accidents in Rhode Island include rear-end crashes, head-on collisions, rollovers, and side-impact collisions.
Whether you've been involved in a car, truck, or motorcycle accident, the injuries can be severe, the expenses can be high, and the insurance companies can be unhelpful. Morgan & Morgan's attorneys are prepared to investigate the incident, gather evidence, and build a strong case to help you fight for the compensation you deserve.
Slip and Falls
Slip, trip, and fall accidents aren’t always due to clumsiness—often, many property and business owners fail to keep their premises safe and free from hazards. Whether the owner was negligent or simply trying to save money at the expense of customer safety, the result of their carelessness is that you are injured.
Morgan & Morgan's premises liability lawyers have the knowledge and expertise to hold negligent property owners accountable.
Medical malpractice occurs when a healthcare professional neglects to provide appropriate treatment or take appropriate action—or even gives substandard treatment that causes harm, injury, or death to a person.
Under Rhode Island state law, a patient may pursue a civil claim called medical liability or medical malpractice against physicians or other health care providers if the health care provider causes injury or death to the patient through a negligent act or omission. For your case to be successful, you must establish:
- A doctor-patient relationship existed
- The doctor violated the owed duty of care
- Your injury was caused by the doctor’s actions or omissions
- You suffered damages as a result of the medical malpractice
In Rhode Island, you may bring a medical malpractice case against a medical care provider, including a medical doctor, nurse, physical therapist, and mental health care professional.
If you’ve been a victim of medical malpractice or negligence, Morgan & Morgan's skilled attorneys can help you fight for justice.
Employers have a duty to keep the workplace safe for their employees, but far too often, accidents and injuries happen on the job. In Rhode Island, the industries with the most frequent injuries include construction, transportation and warehousing, healthcare, and manufacturing.
If you've been injured on the job, Morgan & Morgan's personal injury lawyers are well-versed in workers' compensation laws. They can help you to fight to ensure you receive the benefits and compensation you're entitled to.
What Do Rhode Island’s Laws Say About Personal Injuries?
The basics of Rhode Island personal injury laws include the time limits to sue, limits on compensation, and government injury claim rules.
Statute of Limitations
Rhode Island's set of laws includes a statute of limitations—a time limit on filing a personal injury case in the state's civil court system. Generally speaking, you have three years after the date of an accident to get your lawsuit filed. If you don't file your lawsuit before the three-year window closes, your case will very likely be thrown out. So it's important to keep track of the statute of limitations as it applies to your case.
Comparative or "Shared" Fault
If you file an insurance claim or a lawsuit after an injury, the person you're seeking to hold liable may respond by saying you are at least partly at fault for the accident.
Rhode Island has a "comparative fault" rule that reduces the amount of damages an injured person can recover if he or she is at fault for the accident. Damages are reduced by an amount equal to the percentage of fault assigned to the injured person.
Injury Claims Involving the Rhode Island Government
When an injury or accident involves the potential liability of a state-level government employee or government agency in Rhode Island, a different set of rules may apply to the case. You have three years after an injury to file a formal claim—not a lawsuit—which must be filed in writing with the state Attorney General.
How Can a Personal Injury Lawyer in Rhode Island Help?
A qualified attorney can help you navigate the complex laws that are specific to Rhode Island, as mentioned above. They can also demonstrate how serious you are about your case, and working with Morgan & Morgan can also let them know that you have the resources and experience of the largest personal injury law firm in the country.
When you choose Morgan & Morgan, you can also trust that their attorneys will conduct a comprehensive investigation into your case. They can gather evidence, interview witnesses, and consult with experts if necessary. Armed with this information, they can build strong and compelling cases designed to maximize your chances of obtaining fair compensation for injuries, medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages.
By working with one of Morgan & Morgan’s personal injury lawyers in Rhode Island, you can also rest assured that you have an advocate in your corner, ready to fight. Morgan & Morgan understands that every personal injury case is unique, and we treat each client with the care and attention they deserve. Our attorneys take the time to listen to a client’s story, understand the impact the injury has had on their life, and tailor a customized legal strategy accordingly.
Contact the Personal Injury Lawyers of Morgan & Morgan
No matter what kind of injury you may have experienced in Rhode Island, a lawyer can help you to pursue the compensation you may be entitled to. The unfortunate circumstances of being involved in an accident can be heartbreaking and even life-changing, and there’s no reason to go through that alone.
By pursuing compensation for an injury that wasn’t your fault, you can acquire the means necessary to recover and move forward with your life. Don’t wait to take action and to get justice. Contact Morgan & Morgan today for a free, no-obligation case evaluation to get started.
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