A personal injury law firm for Woonsocket and all of Providence County
Woonsocket is a “can’t miss” destination for many visitors to Rhode Island. The city is ethnically unique – with nearly 50 percent of its population of French or French-Canadian heritage, some consider it to be the most French city in the nation (move over, New Orleans!).
In any case, Woonsocket’s history is unavoidable – 37 local sites are listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Annual festivals include the Woonsocket Polkafest, the Fishing Derby and the Autumnfest, all of which draw in locals and tourists alike. Outdoor activities in the scenic Blackstone River Valley area include kayaking, canoeing, and the Explorer riverboat cruise.
Getting into and out of Woonsocket is not particularly difficult with I-95, I-295, and Route 146 all running through town. Woonsocket’s high population density means that local roads get clogged too – and accidents happen. When a traffic accident seriously injures you or kills your family member through the fault of a careless or intoxicated driver, you may be entitled to full compensation from the culpable party. At The Bottaro Law Firm, it is our job to see that you get it, no matter what it takes.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What if the hospital was partly at fault for my condition?
If you were injured in a traffic accident and the hospital compounded the injury while treating you, it is possible for you to file a personal injury claim against the party that caused the accident and a medical malpractice claim against the hospital. The difficult part would be apportioning damages between the two sources of your injury.
How will I calculate damages if my injuries are long-term?
If your injuries result in long-term debilitation, you will need to calculate future medical expenses. This can be quite tricky; nevertheless, it is absolutely critical that you get it right and that you prove all of it with admissible evidence – after all, if you run out of money many years from now, you won’t be able to come back and demand more later. Your lawyer and your health care provider can help you with this.
If you had to permanently abandon your career, your damages from lost earnings could be extensive. Depending on the nature of your injury, you might also be able to claim hefty damages for permanent disfigurement, incapacitation, loss of enjoyment of life, or other noneconomic damages.
What is the statute of limitations and why does it matter?
The statute of limitations is a law that sets a deadline for you to file a lawsuit over a claim. In Rhode Island, the statute of limitations deadline expires three years after the claim “arises.” For a personal injury claim, this normally means three years after the accident occurs; for a wrongful death claim, it normally means three years after the date of the victim’s death; and for a medical malpractice claim, this generally means three years after the malpractice occurs.
This deadline can be extended under certain circumstances – if, for example, a doctor leaves a clamp in your body during an operation and you reasonably fail to discover it until six months later, a court might extend the statute of limitations deadline for six months.
If you decide to negotiate your claim on your own (without a lawyer), it is possible that the insurance company may seek to lull you into missing the statute of limitations deadline by stalling negotiations between you and hoping you don’t know about the deadline. Once you miss the deadline, your claim will be dead.
Contact The Bottaro Law Firm Today
If you have been injured in a car accident in Woonsocket, Rhode Island, there is no better time than right now to retain a top-notch personal injury law firm. We do not receive any legal fees until you receive a settlement or a verdict, which means that if you fail to receive any compensation, then you will owe us nothing.
Put the professionals to work for you fighting for the compensation you deserve. Call us at 401-777-7777 or contact us online for a free initial evaluation of your case.