14 02, 2017

What to Think About When Hiring a Wrongful Death Lawyer

Feb 14th, 2017|

The unexpected death of a loved one is always a traumatic event.  When that death may be due to the carelessness of another person, however, the trauma is even more severe. This area of civil litigation is known generally as “wrongful death.”  The effects on the surviving family can cause unparalleled turmoil.  The central

12 01, 2017

What You Need to Know About Personal Injury During the Winter

Jan 12th, 2017|

As evidenced by the recent snowfall of this season, those of us who enjoy the cooler weather and wintertime sports and outdoor activities are thrilled that winter has finally arrived.  Whether you are snowboarding, ice skating, tubing, skiing or just having a good old snowball fight, be aware of the potential dangers and hazards

21 12, 2016

Texting and Driving: What You Need to Know

Dec 21st, 2016|

The dangers of texting while driving are readily apparent.  Texting distracts the driver from focusing on the road.  When a driver’s focus drifts from the road to a phone or mobile device’s screen, accidents are more likely to occur.  Drivers should avoid texting while operating a motor vehicle for numerous reasons, primarily for your

5 12, 2016

What is “Pain and Suffering” in a Personal Injury Claim?

Dec 5th, 2016|

News stories about lawsuits or jury awards for “pain and suffering” are often misunderstood.  Make no mistake – they are “real” results of physical injuries and worthy of compensation. 
Nonetheless, a little explanation might help you gain a better understanding.

The concept of “pain and suffering” is meant to capture the numerous results of a

22 11, 2016

How Is Fault Determined in a Product Liability Case?

Nov 22nd, 2016|

Malfunctioning airbags.  Exploding cell phones.  Toxic ingredients in our food.  News stories are replete with examples of consumer products not fit for their stated purpose.  Americans are needlessly exposed to dangers from such items on a regular basis.  Did you know that companies that make or sell defective products and goods may be liable

27 10, 2016

Product Liability: What You Need to Know

Oct 27th, 2016|

Makers and sellers of consumer products come in all shapes and sizes.  Some are major manufacturing corporations that have well-known “household” names.  Others are small businesses, often privately-held, and difficult to identify.  Still others may be foreign companies exporting products into this country.  When someone is hurt due to a product defect or malfunction,

20 10, 2016

When Should You Seek a Personal Injury Lawyer?

Oct 20th, 2016|

When someone suffers a personal injury they often wonder “should I hire a lawyer” or “can I handle this on my own?”  As legal advocates for families and victims who have suffered significant personal injuries, we at Decof, Decof & Barry in Providence, Rhode Island handle a wide variety of personal injury claims and want to