Located on the opposite side of the Sakonnet River, Tiverton is disconnected from the remaining state of Rhode Island. It is attached to the town of Little Compton on an island east of the Aquidneck Island, which is the island of Rhode Island. While it has a history dated back to the first English colonists, Tiverton is the epitome of a quiet close-knit east coast town.
When it was first incorporated in 1694 by English colonists, Tiverton was considered a part of the Province of Massachusetts Bay. It was not until 1746, just a few years before the Revolutionary War, that Tiverton was annexed to Rhode Island by Royal Decree and then incorporated as a Rhode Island town one year later. During the Revolutionary War, the main island of Rhode Island was occupied by the British for three years. For that time, Tiverton acted as a refuge for Americans fleeing the British takeover.
After the war, the town served mainly as farming community along with fishing and boat construction. In more recent history, the town suffered a plunge in economy when the soil was found to be contaminated by a number of harmful minerals. After a moratorium on digging in the soil, residents experienced a loss of equity due to low housing prices. There are local and national organizations providing these residents with a means of recovering those financial losses and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management has been taking measures to treat the contamination.
Although it may be detached from the main Rhode Island, Tiverton is as much a part of the state as any other town. As such, the Rhode Island personal injury attorney at the Law Offices of Robert H. Humphrey dedicated providing the residents of Tiverton with reliable legal representation for their personal injury disputes. In fact, the law firm is located in the town of Tiverton. If you are a resident of Tiverton and you were injured by an accident caused by the negligence of another person, contact our office today to learn how our firm can help you claim the compensation you deserve.