Rhode Island might be a tiny state, but it's got its fair share of car accidents every year, as well as other types of personal injury and negligence cases. Maybe it was you who experienced an accident; maybe it was a family member or friend.
Whatever happens during your Rhode Island journeys, if you need guidance for your personal injury case, Enjuris can help.
This is where you’ll find the Rhode Island general laws. The website has details about how long you have to bring a case, monetary limits on personal injury cases (which are also known as damage caps), and other important information.
In Rhode Island, you have three years to bring a personal injury and ten years to bring a property damage claim. That means you have three years to file your paperwork with the court, not that your case has to be completed in that time frame.
The first meeting with a personal injury attorney is normally free of charge. (Note that other legal specialties, such as traffic law or white collar crime law, are different.) After that, lawyers work on a contingency basis, which means that they will take a third of the eventual reward, plus whatever office expenses they incur along the way.
If your case goes to trial, that percentage could rise to 40% of the eventual reward or judgment. These numbers aren't determined by law, so don't be surprised if your lawyer suggests something else.
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There are a number of issues you can solve without the help of a lawyer. If you don't know where to begin, a law librarian can help you. They are usually legally trained, and they can help you both with texts or online research engines like LexisNexis or Westlaw.