Smithfield Personal Injury Attorneys

Just northwest of Providence is Smithfield, Rhode Island, a town in Providence County and the home of Bryant University. The area was first settled in 1636, and today, it is home to principal employers, including Fidelity Investments, Honeywell, and Citizens Bank.

The bustling and beautiful area is within commuting distance of Providence and offers residents beautiful outdoor recreational activities. If you live in Smithfield, Rhode Island, and suffered accident-related injuries that were not your fault, you might be entitled to compensation.

The personal injury attorneys of the Law Offices of Ronald J. Resmini, Accident & Injury Lawyers, Ltd. recognize that money cannot make up for the injuries and property loss you may have suffered. However, if you’re unable to return to work, you likely have medical expenses that need to be paid, and you may have lost wages.

Compensation can help alleviate some of the financial burdens and make your recovery just a little bit easier. We believe our clients deserve the best legal representation possible. Yet, we also recognize that experience and skill can be expensive. For this reason, we work on contingency.

This means that your first case consultation is free of charge. If we decide to work together, we won’t charge you any fees unless we obtain money for you. In other words, if you don’t get paid, neither do we.

Call our office today at (401) 751-8855 to find out more about how we can help in your situation.

What Happens After the Accident?

After an accident that was not your fault, you may be overwhelmed by injuries and the necessity to file the correct paperwork for your insurance claim. If we work together, the Smithfield, Rhode Island, personal injury attorneys from the Law Offices of Ronald J. Resmini, Accident & Injury Lawyers, Ltd. will handle the work involved in preparing your case.

We want you to know that you are not in this alone. The insurance company may send an adjuster to ask questions or to request a recorded statement. However, it is in your best interest to refuse to answer questions until your attorney is present.

Our experienced and skilled legal team can help prevent you from inadvertently saying something that negatively affects your case. Insurance adjusters are skilled negotiators and may present themselves as if they want to be your friend. However, it’s their job to gather evidence that disproves your claim.

When you work with our team, we’ll gather the necessary evidence that demonstrates who was at fault in the accident and that proves your related injuries. We draw on our considerable experience and resources to protect our clients and fight for their right to fair compensation.

Personal Injury Claims We Handle

In the aftermath of an injury, you are likely facing an intimidating mountain of paperwork and information that needs to be gathered. Our skilled legal team in Smithfield, Rhode Island, is experienced in handling the challenging aspects of a personal injury case so that our clients can focus their energy on recovering.

You need an attorney who has experience in your type of accident. Even slight nuances in the law can make a difference in your personal injury claim or lawsuit results. Below is a list of the types of personal injury claims we handle. If you do not see your type of accident on this list, call our office today at (401) 751-8855 to discuss your options.

  • Bad Faith Insurance
  • Bicycle Accidents
  • Boating Accidents
  • Car Accidents
  • Drugs or Alcohol
  • Dangerous Products
  • Dog Bites
  • Head/Brain Injuries
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Nursing Home Abuse
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Truck Accidents
  • Workplace Accidents
  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Wrongful Death
  • Rollover Accidents
  • Snow and Ice Injury
  • School Bus Accidents
  • Pool Accidents
  • Personal Injury
  • Slip and Fall
  • Distracted Driving
  • Commercial Accidents
  • Catastrophic Injury
  • Mesothelioma

What Is the Statute of Limitations?

Every state in the U.S. places a time limit on how long you have to file a personal injury lawsuit. This time period is defined by the statute of limitations. In Rhode Island, you have three years from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit against the at-fault party in court. If you miss this three-year deadline, you likely relinquish your right to seek justice and compensation in court.

When insurance adjusters recognize that they are dealing with someone inexperienced in the law or insurance negotiation, they might try to reduce the compensation you receive. They may delay negotiations to discourage you or so that you miss the three-year deadline.

When you work with the Smithfield personal injury attorneys from the Law Offices of Ronald J. Resmini, Accident & Injury Lawyers, Ltd., we recognize and fight the strategies insurance companies use to limit your potential compensation.

Types of Available Compensation

After an accident-related injury that was not your fault, you may wonder what type of compensation is available. If negotiations with the insurance company are successful, you could receive compensation for economic and non-economic damages.

Economic damages are compensation for verifiable and objective costs. These can include medical expenses, lost wages, and lost future earnings. An insurance settlement may also include non-economic damages. These are compensation for non-verifiable losses such as disfigurement, loss of enjoyment of life, and pain and suffering.

If negotiations with the insurance company are not successful, you may choose to file a personal injury lawsuit. If the court finds in your favor, you will likely be awarded economic and non-economic damages. In rare instances, the court could award punitive damages. These are not compensation for you, but rather a punishment for the malicious and intentional actions that caused the accident.

Call an Experienced Smithfield, Rhode Island, Personal Injury Attorney

If you were injured in an accident that was not your fault, call the experienced and skilled attorneys from the Law Offices of Ronald J. Resmini, Accident & Injury Lawyers, Ltd. today. Our legal team has the resources necessary to develop a customized plan and fight for fair compensation in your case. Call our office today at (401) 751-8855 to schedule your free consultation and case evaluation.

Written By: Ronald J. Resmini

Last Updated : Thursday, September 8, 2022