What Is A Rhode Island “Wrongful Death” Claim?

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Dealing with the legal consequences of a loved one is one of the most difficult experiences you can imagine. Having practiced personal injury a long time, there are no words to help ease the pain. Relatives and heirs may be entitled to monetary damages if the death was due to another’s fault. Today, I am providing a brief overview of what a Rhode Island civil (money damages) claim looks like for wrongful death compensation for financial and emotional damages.

Causes of Rhode Island Wrongful Death Claims

In Rhode Island, Section 10-7-1 of the Rhode Island General Law defines a “wrongful death” as a death caused by “the wrongful act, neglect, or default of another.”  Individuals, companies, motorists, doctors, etc. may be found at fault for the death of another.  Wrongful death claims can result from a variety of reasons, such as:

Why You Need The Best Personal Injury Lawyer

These cases are complex.  There are time limits, and sometimes other requirements such as providing special notice. We often need to deal with family issues and set up an estate in the correct Probate Court.

The Wrongful Death Act in Rhode Island is old and not easily understood by general lawyers. Certain types of money are available, but there are many tricks and traps for the unwary.

If your loved one has wrongfully died from any of the causes above, I want to help you and your family obtain maximum compensation.  Below are just some of the money damages that may be available:

  • Medical expenses
  • Funeral and burial costs
  • Loss of care and companionship
  • Pain and suffering

We know the stress that an untimely death can cause and have recovered millions of dollars for our clients in their time of need. Our experienced legal team will take the time and care to build a strong case on your family’s behalf.

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At the Bottaro Law Firm, LLC, my team and I handle Rhode Island and Massachusetts 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: 401-777-7777 or fill out our free and confidential online form.