Misconceptions About Personal Injury Lawsuits in Providence, RI

Decof, Decof & Barry seeks to inform our clients about the common misconceptions and misunderstandings surrounding personal injury lawsuits. We work with clients on a variety of injury cases, including the following practice areas:

Misconception #1: I must settle my Providence, RI injury lawsuit before getting medical help

You deserve to receive medical attention in a timely fashion and complete all the treatment your doctors recommend. In fact, you can use your records of prompt and necessary medical treatment in a personal injury lawsuit in Providence, RI to show the damage done by the defendant’s negligence.

Misconception #2: I was partially at fault for the accident and cannot receive compensation

Rhode Island has different types of negligence laws that take the fault of all parties into account. You may still be able to receive compensation from a personal injury law suit in Providence, RI if you were partially at fault for the injuries you suffered.

Misconception #3: An injury lawsuit in Providence, RI guarantees compensation

While hiring an attorney to advocate your case and file a Providence, RI personal injury law suit is a step towards getting the compensation you deserve, the courts make rulings and base judgments on merit. Just filing a lawsuit does not entitle you to compensation and your attorney should give you an understanding of what to expect from the legal process.

Misconception #4: Any lawyer can handle a personal injury case.

Any personal injury lawsuit contains elements and case law that not every attorney is familiar with. Also, many cases settle without a trial, but you should always work with a personal injury lawyer that has specific experience with litigation. If your case does not settle, you want an advocate prepared to go before a jury with your lawsuit.

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Please contact one of our attorneys to schedule a free consultation. We work for clients on a contingency fee arrangement, which means you pay no legal fee or costs unless we obtain a verdict or settlement for you. We cover all areas of RI, including Providence plus the Boston, MA area and southern CT.