The breach directly caused the victim’s losses.
In order to recover payment for your losses, you must be able to show a clear connection between your injuries (or property damages) and the breach of duty.
The victim suffered actual harm.
A victim has the right to recover any expenses incurred as a direct result of the crash. This includes the cost of medical bills, lost wages, and loss of future earnings. The recovery may also include compensation for pain and suffering and reduced quality of life.
Once you have proven liability for the accident, the amount of your compensation is determined by state law. Rhode Island negligence laws are based on a system of pure comparative fault, meaning your damages are reduced by your percentage of fault. For example, if you are awarded $100,000 but are found to be 25% at fault for the crash, you will only receive $75,000 in damages.