Personal Injury FAQs

Efficient Rhode Island Personal Injury Attorneys

At Inman & Tourgee, our legal team is well trained in handling complex cases. If you have suffered an injury because of someone else’s negligence or carelessness, we can help you file a claim to seek justice. We believe in holding individuals and companies responsible for actions that cause harm to others. Whatever your situation, our Rhode Island personal injury lawyers will answer your questions and help you make informed decisions regarding your case.

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How Long Do I Have to File the Claim?

Personal injury cases have a time limit, known as the statute of limitations. This time limit varies by state, and protects defendants from the long-term threat of a lawsuit. In Rhode Island, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims is 3 years. This means you have 3 years to file a claim after the date of your injury, or your claim may be denied.

How Much Is My Case Worth?

Each case is different, and the answer depends on the facts of your situation. Generally, you will need to calculate all your expenses directly resulting from your injury. This includes the total cost of your medical bills for past, present, and future expected treatment, as well as wages you have lost from time off of work. For emotional distress and other non-measurable damages, the insurance company will choose a number between 1 and 5 to multiply times your calculated expenses. Some cases may bring in a few thousand dollars, while others may result in multi-million dollar settlements.

What Damages Will I Be Able to Get?

There are 2 types of damages: economic and non-economic. Economic damages include medical bills, lost wages, property damage, and other measurable amounts. Non-economic damages include pain and suffering, emotional distress, loss of consortium, and other unmeasurable amounts. In rare circumstances, you may be entitled to punitive damages to punish the defendant for egregious behavior.

Will I Have to Go to Court?

Many times, your attorney will be able to negotiate a settlement with the insurance company without having to use litigation. However, in some cases, you may need to go to court. If the insurance company disputes your claim, or if there are complicating factors associated with your case, you may need to rely on a judge or a jury to determine a settlement.

How Should I Prepare for My Personal Injury Case?

After you are injured, you should get medical attention right away. You should also hire a reliable and trustworthy personal injury lawyer who can file the necessary documents and negotiate with the insurance company. Gathering evidence is an important step to prepare your case. This includes pictures or videos of the accident, witness statements, and medical records. Furthermore, you should avoid posting anything on social media until your case is complete, because anything you post may be twisted and used against you in court.

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With more than 125 years of collective experience, Inman & Tourgee represents clients who have been injured by someone else. We know you are going through a stressful experience. Our team of Rhode Island personal injury attorneys will work hard to handle the legal issues of your case so you can pursue the justice you deserve.

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