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RHODE ISLAND

Negligence / Personal Injury
3 Years with Discovery Rule.
Wrongful Death
3 Years from injury or death with Discovery Rule.
Medical Malpractice
3 Years with Discovery Rule.
Malpractice (Other Professions)
3 Years for legal, veterinarian, accounting and real-estate malpractice with discovery rule.
Products Liability
3 Years with Discovery Rule.
Intentional Torts
3 Years except 1 year for libel and slander.
Fraud
Fraudulent concealment by actual misrepresentation of a cause of action tolls running of period of limitation and such cause of action is deemed to accrue at time its existence is first discovered.
Municipal Liability/Sovereign Immunity
3 Years If arising out of maintenance of streets, highways, or bridges, 60 day notice of claim requirement.
Discovery Rule
Standard rule applies in RI.
Comparative Negligence
Applies.
Charitable Immunity
Abolished.
Disabilities
For infants (18th birthday), incompetents, and insane persons, SOL applies after disability removed. Does not apply in wrongful death cases. Medical malpractice and legal malpractice cases must be brought within 3 years from removal of disabilities.
Punitive Damages
Punitive damages may be awarded in torts involving malice, wantonness, or willfulness, false imprisonment, assault, libel, or slander.
No-Fault Insurance
None
Consumer Fraud Complaint
Rhode Island Department of Attorney General, Consumer Protection
http://www.riag.ri.gov/civilcriminal/consumerprotection.php
(401)274-4400

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