Providence is the largest city in Rhode Island and one of the oldest cities in the United States. Located in the county of its namesake, Providence County, the city is home to 178,042 residents and is the 37 th largest metropolitan population in the country. Providence is located on the mouth of the Providence River at the very top of the Narragansett Bay.
The history of Providence dates back to 1636, when the Massachusetts Bay Colony exile Roger Williams founded it as one of the original Thirteen Colonies. It was one of the first cities in the country to welcome industrialization, being noted for its jewelry and silverware production. Today, the city of Providence carries on that legacy as the Creative Capital.
Providence is a quintessential eastern seaboard city, with both suburban neighborhoods and a compact cityscape. It is one of most densely populated cities in the country and has the eighth largest number of pedestrian commuters. For the size of the city, there is a large number of streets – over one thousand – making the street layout unique to the state. Among a number of other educational facilities in the city, Providence is the location of the nationally recognized Ivy League school, Brown University, which is the second largest employer in the city behind the Rhode Island Hospital. Other notable employers in the city include Bank of America and Verizon.
As densely populated and excited as the city of Providence is, accidents do occur on a daily basis. That means that innocent people are made victim to negligence on every day, facing the financial and emotional costs of going through something like that. It is for that reason that the Law Offices of Robert H. Humphrey is dedicated to representing innocent injured victims of negligence against insurance companies and defendants in order to obtain the compensation they are owed. Whether it is a matter of products liability due to a defective product or a simple car accident, you can greatly benefit from the assistance of a personal injury attorney with over 25 years of legal experience. Call our office today to learn more about the firm and the services we offer.