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Have you been injured in an accident? If so, you are likely dealing with an influx of fallout: from medical bills to lost wages and more. When you should be focused on recovery, trying to handle financial issues is an incredible burden to bear. And why should you have to face the financial consequences of someone else’s negligence?
At the Law Office of Mark B. Morse, we believe that you should have the opportunity to recover without the stress of worrying about how you will pay for basic necessities. So whether your personal injury matter has put you out of work temporarily, accrued extensive medical bills, or caused a traumatic injury that has changed your life forever – we want to help.
Personal Injury Lawyer Mark Morse has been helping victims of harm and negligence for over 25 years. With a commitment to compassion and long-term solutions, Attorney Morse has built a legal practice that serves Pawtucket, RI, and Providence County with a degree of excellence that’s difficult to beat.
Because personal injury cases can consist of such a wide variety of circumstances, it’s so important to work with a skilled attorney who is ready to find resolutions that work for your specific needs.
Read on to learn more about our Personal Injury practice in Pawtucket:
It’s not uncommon for people who were partially at fault for an accident to assume that their personal injury claim isn’t “worth it.” Fortunately, this is typically far from the truth.
Rhode Island recognizes “Comparative Fault” for personal injury cases. This rule dictates that when a person is partially responsible for an accident, their percentage of responsibility will be calculated and deducted from the overall damages owed to them.
For example, consider that you are in a car accident and you accrue $100,000 in damages. You decide to file a suit to recover those damages, and it is later determined that you were 20% at fault for the accident. In this case, you would have a 20% reduction of the original $100,000 in damages, resulting in your ability to recover a total of $80,000.
As you can see, because of the comparative fault rule, you could likely find the financial compensation you need from a case even when you are partially responsible. This remains the case, regardless of your level of fault. Therefore, if you were 80% responsible for the same accident, you could still recover $20,000 in damages.
When considering whether or not to pursue litigation, the most important first step is to contact an attorney and discuss your case. In your consultation, you will be able to gain insight into your situation and have an expert recommendation as to whether or not you should pursue your case.
The Statute of Limitations is the timeline within which you must file your case for it to be considered by the court. In Rhode Island, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims is typically three years from the date of the incident. Therefore, if you fail to file suit before the three-year period has elapsed, you will likely lose the opportunity to litigate the matter permanently.
Even if your goal is to reach a personal injury settlement to avoid costly and time-consuming litigation, it is crucial to keep your case’s statute of limitations in mind. Often, lawsuits are filed strategically during settlement negotiations – and losing out on that opportunity will drastically impact your ability to reach a successful outcome.
If you believe that you have a personal injury claim, contact an attorney as quickly as possible to review your case before it is too late.
When a person is convicted of a crime, they are held responsible for breaking the laws of the state. While this is often a vital part of ensuring that the person who has harmed you is held accountable for their actions, you may have needs that extend beyond government concerns.
Personal injury crimes cases can help you recover financial compensation greater than what the court may order in criminal sentencing. What’s more, the civil litigation side of criminal cases can provide you with a greater sense of agency and opportunities for resolution that go beyond what courts typically offer.