Dealing with an injury is a burden that some have to endure, every day, for months or even years after an accident. In these circumstances, it is important that you seek compensation so that you can have what you need to recover.
It may not be as easy as it sounds.
In regards to filing a claim for compensation in Providence, there are limitations that you need to be aware of. There is a statute of limitations, for a general personal injury or medical malpractice, you have a time limit of 3 years after the incident occurred to file for compensation. Wrongful death claims also have a three-year limit. With product liability claims, such as if you were injured by a defective product, you have ten years from the date of the injury to file a claim for compensation. But keep in mind, the sooner, the better. When you are filing a claim for compensation, it is important that you’ve kept track of all the evidence that surrounds your case; such as witness testimony, photo evidence, medical bills, etc. If a significant amount of time has passed, then it will be increasingly difficult for you and your injury attorney to receive the compensation that you need.
Remember: when you file a claim, you are essentially asking the insurance company involved to provide you compensation for the injury. Often times, it is the insurance company of the person who caused the accident, unless the negligent party was uninsured or underinsured. In the case that it is the negligent person’s insurance company, you will be or will have been in contact with the insurance adjuster. Their job is to settle on the lowest possible amount by using your conversations as evidence that the accident was not as severe as perhaps you are claiming in court.
With a Providence injury attorney, you can be protected from insurance companies and get the support to receive the compensation you need.