Q: How do i go about amending a personal injury suit from negligence to reckless
This is something that a Rhode Island attorney could advise best on, but your post remains open for three weeks. Ordinarily, most state civil procedure codes contain provisions for amending a complaint (if this is a state court-based claim, which most motor vehicle accidents involving parties from the same state often are). But you mention arrest, and if there is a criminal law component involved in the accident, it is generally the district attorney's office that will characterize the conduct. If that is case, a Rhode Island criminal defense attorney should be advising you about those issues, not a personal injury attorney. Good luck
Neville Bedford agrees with this answer
A: Talk to your (Rhode Island) attorney to go over ALL of the details in private. They will be most familiar with the facts of your case and best suited to amend your complaint as appropriate. If you insist on representing yourself, you will be expected to abide by all of the court rules of practice, and procedure, and risk jeopardizing your case through a procedural misstep.
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