Types of Rhode Island Personal Injury Claims
January 13th, 2015
Personal injuries in Rhode Island happen far too often. What the victims of injuries may not know is whether circumstances warrant legal action. In many cases, negligence plays a role in how the injuries were sustained. If the injuries were directly caused by negligent behavior of another party, then the responsible party may be held accountable for the negligence. In that case, the victim may be entitled to compensation for the expenses related to the accident. Thus, it pays to be aware of the basic types of personal injury claims in Rhode Island.
Common Personal Injury Claims
In general, personal injuries that warrant legal action involve some form of negligence, abuse, or accident. These elements create a wide scope of harmful circumstances that can result in someone being injured and needing to file a personal injury claim.
Types of claims include but are not limited to:
- A workplace injury
- Prescription medication errors
- Vehicle accidents involving other vehicles, pedestrians, objects or property
- Elderly abuse or neglect
- Birth injuries
- Product liability
- Harm caused by an animal
- Slip and falls
- Injury or illness caused by environmental hazards
- Wrongful death
- Surgical errors
- Diagnostic errors
Taking Legal Action
A personal injury victim may not always be aware that negligence has occurred. Obtaining legal advice from an experience personal injury attorney such as Mike Bottaro, Esq. can help identify details in the case that could indicate negligence. Proof must be available indicating that the injury was sustained because of the negligence of the other party. The Bottaro Law Firm, LLC can be instrumental in determining who is accountable for the injuries. For example, it may be another driver involved in a vehicle accident or it might be a manufacturing company that failed to use adequate warning labels.
If enough evidence exists to prove the negligent party caused the victim’s injuries, then a personal injury claim can be filed. The purpose of a claim is to help the victim recover some of the financial losses incurred by the injury. This could involve medical bills, lost wages, or pain and suffering. Depending on the severity of the injuries, the victim may not be able to return to work for some time and may require extensive medical treatment to restore the pre-injury condition.
If you have experienced a personal injury, call today or fill out our online contact form. If you are unsure of whether your case involved negligence, we can help assess the details of the case. If the qualified attorneys at the Bottaro Law Firm believe your personal injury is due to the negligence of someone else, their extensive knowledge of Rhode Island personal injury law will allow them to establish the best course of action. The Bottaro Law Firm understands how personal injuries can affect your life. Call today for a free consultation or fill out our online contact form and we will get in touch with you within 24 hours.