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Rhode Island Personal Injury Attorneys

Helping Those Who Have Suffered Catastrophic Injuries or the Wrongful Death of a Loved One

After a serious injury or the loss of a loved one, you deserve the best legal representation. The at-fault party should be held accountable, but you may face numerous obstacles along the way. From undervaluing claims to denying liability altogether, large corporations and insurance companies can make it almost impossible for an unrepresented claimant to secure a fair settlement. A Rhode Island personal injury lawyer will level the playing field so you can pursue the compensation you need to rebuild.

From our office in Providence, the team at Decof, Barry, Mega & Quinn, P.C. serves all people of Rhode Island in medical malpractice, birth injury, catastrophic injury, and a wide range of other personal injury and wrongful death cases. Since our establishment in 1975, we have had unparalleled success in holding individuals and corporations accountable for their negligence and wrongdoing. When you need help, Decof, Barry, Mega & Quinn will be with you from beginning to end. Arrange a free consultation at our office: 1 Smith Street, Providence, RI, 02903.

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Case Results

Why Choose
Decof Barry Mega & Quinn, P.C.?

  • Rhode Island’s first law firm to specialize in personal injury
  • Recovered more verdicts than any other firm in Rhode Island
  • Recognized as one of the Best Law Firms by U.S. News
  • Serving clients and their families for over 40 years
  • Contributors & supporters of numerous charitable organizations
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Record Setting Results
  • $180 Million

    Settlements on behalf of Rhode Island taxpayers following the "RISDIC" credit union collapse.

  • $61 Million

    Largest Rhode Island judgment, following a $40 million jury verdict in eight-day trial in Providence County Superior Court.

  • $46.4 Million

    Judgment for two TSA employees who suffered carbon monoxide poisoning at work.

  • $32 Million

    Jury verdict for a veteran and his wife against a university for paralysis caused by negligence.

  • $28 Million

    At one time Rhode Island's largest jury verdict, in a medical malpractice wrongful death case.

  • $18 Million

    Once Rhode Island's largest trial verdict- awarded to a victim of a motor vehicle collision.

  • $8.6 Million

    Jury verdict in a medical malpractice trial concerning delayed treatment of a post-op spinal infection.

  • $7.8 Million

    Judgment for an elderly couple against a commercial airline for injuries related to a stairway fall.

  • $2.5 Million

    Jury verdict in a medical malpractice trial involving the death of a newborn.

  • $2 Million

    Jury verdict in a workplace injury trial involving an arm amputation.

Practice Areas

Our Areas of Practice

We focus our practice on catastrophic injuries in Providence and have extensive experience and success in these complex matters.
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Our History

Decof Barry Mega & Quinn is Rhode Island's first law firm to specialize in personal injury. Watch this video to learn more about our firm's history and our dedication to help our clients.

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Personal Injury FAQs

The answers you need to get started on your case.

What Damages Can Be Recovered in Personal Injury Lawsuit?

A negligent party can be held responsible for the following types of damages, and more:

  • Lost wages
  • Costs of medical care
  • Permanent disability
  • The pain, discomfort, and inconvenience caused by an injury
  • Emotional distress
  • Any other costs caused by the injury

How Much Time Do I Have To File a Personal Injury Claim?

The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Rhode Island is three years. If you wish to file a lawsuit against the person who caused your injury, you must do it within that period of time. The clock usually starts ticking at the date the injury occurred, but you may qualify for an extension if your injury was not reasonably discovered until later on.

Get Started On Your Case Today

If you are interested in seeking justice and pursuing the financial compensation that can help you begin the process of rebuilding and moving on with your life, we recommend calling our offices. One of our Rhode Island personal injury lawyers can answer your questions, address your concerns, and advise you of your options.

Our Team

Meet Our Legal Team

  • Mark B. Decof

    Mark B. Decof, the principal shareholder and senior trial lawyer at Decof, Barry, Mega & Quinn, P.C., serves as lead trial counsel in state and federal courts in Rhode Island and Massachusetts pertaining to complex medical malpractice, product ...

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  • Patrick C. Barry

    Patrick C. Barry joined Decof & Decof, P.C. in 1997, beginning his legal career. The firm became known as Decof, Decof & Barry, P.C. in 2013 before becoming Decof, Barry, Mega & Quinn, P.C. in 2018. He handles all aspects of cases involving ...

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  • Michael P. Quinn, Jr.

    Michael P. Quinn, Jr. joined Decof, Barry, Mega & Quinn, P.C. in 2010, with a focus on representing victims, including parents, children, and families, of tragic losses and catastrophic physical injuries. Michael is an accomplished trial lawyer and ...

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  • Jeffrey A. Mega

    Jeffrey A. Mega joined Decof, Decof & Barry, P.C. in 2014. A seasoned litigator, Jeff handles all aspects of cases in the areas of catastrophic personal injury, wrongful death, medical negligence, and product liability.

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  • Jennifer A. Barry

    Jennifer A. Barry joined Decof, Barry, Mega & Quinn, P.C. in 1997, and dedicated the first few years of her practice to handling the professional liability actions arising out of the RISDIC credit union crisis. She now represents clients in complex ...

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  • Donna M. Di Donato

    Donna M. Di Donato joined Decof, Barry, Mega & Quinn, P.C. in 1990, practicing in the areas of personal injury law, medical malpractice, and wrongful death. She litigates cases including serious personal injury and death claims, often arising out of ...

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  • Timothy J. Grimes

    Timothy J. Grimes joined the personal injury law firm, Decof, Barry, Mega & Quinn, P.C. in January 2017, handling catastrophic personal injury, wrongful death, medical negligence, and product liability claims at the state and federal levels.

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  • Shad M. Miller

    Shad M. Miller has experience advocating for severely injured clients in Rhode Island and Massachusetts state courts, as well as in federal courts. He is a well-rounded, talented litigator who efficiently handles all aspects of his clients' cases.

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  • Mark J. Brice

    Mark J. Brice joined the personal injury law firm, Decof, Barry, Mega & Quinn, P.C. in 2001 as an American Board of Trial Advocates board-certified trial attorney, devoting his practice to representing severely injured children and families in ...

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