How Long After a Car Accident Can You Sue In Rhode Island?


Today, I am blogging about an important topic – if you have suffered injuries in a Rhode Island car accident, there are potentially several time deadlines that start ticking right away. One of the biggest reasons why you need our help is to comply properly and understand these time deadlines.

Rhode Island Personal Injury Statutes of Limitation

After a Rhode Island car accident or personal injury, there are deadlines  that may limit or destroy your right to collect money damages.

First, a disclaimer – very case is different and may include all sorts of deadlines. Some deadlines may be a matter of days such as completing certain accident forms. Some states legally require you to report an auto accident that results in personal injury or involve more than $2,000.00 of property damage. Or, if your claim involves a RI town or city!

One general deadline is known as the statute of limitations. This is the technical time period for actually filing a lawsuit in Court. The law states that you must have three (3) years to file a personal injury law claim. If a victim dies as a result of an accident, a wrongful death claim must be filed within three (3) years of the person’s death.

Don’t Wait– Act Now!

While you may read about this general three year deadline and feel you have time, that would be a mistake on your case.

At the Bottaro Law Firm, LLC, our personal injury attorneys get to work right away to obtain any evidence that might be lost if you wait too long, such as witness statements. Your attorney will also be there to handle all communications with the insurance companies, help with medical treatment and bills, complete all other time sensitive paperwork and forms, and ensure that some of the shorter deadlines are complied with.

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At the Bottaro Law Firm, LLC, we handle all types of personal injury claims every day. Honesty. Integrity. Results. Our experienced legal team is here to fight for your rights. Contact us in any method you prefer 24/7 for a fast, free, and confidential consultation about your case. Text or call: 401-375-8635 or fill out our free and confidential online form.