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Personal Injury Lawyers in Providence, Rhode Island

When you need help with a serious personal injury or wrongful death claim, you deserve the best legal representation. Speak with one of our experienced personal injury lawyers today. We focus our practice on medical negligence, catastrophic injuries and more, and have extensive experience and success in jury trials. When you need help, the law firm of Decof, Decof & Barry will be with you from beginning to end.

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Notable Wins

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 and wrongful death case.

18
Million

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

7.2
Million

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

61
Million

Judgment following a $40 million jury verdict in eight-day trial in Providence County Superior Court.

2.5
Million

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

8.6
Million

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

2
Million

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

180
Million

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

Areas of Practice

Medical Malpractice

Medical Malpractice

When healthcare providers fail to adhere to accepted professional standards, tragedy often occurs. Medical negligence cases, also known as medical malpractice cases, require extensive skill, experience and dedication. The Providence, RI medical malpractice attorneys at Decof, Decof & Barry have the knowledge and resources necessary to hold doctors, hospitals and other providers accountable for their…

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Personal Injury

Personal Injury

Life-changing injuries can happen in the blink of an eye, and often could have been prevented. The attorneys of Decof, Decof & Barry fight to bring justice to the victims of personal injury caused by others. Our many past successes include the largest personal injury jury verdict and largest individual personal injury settlement in Rhode…

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Wrongful Death

Wrongful Death

When an avoidable death occurs because of someone’s negligence, it’s referred to as “wrongful death” within the legal and court system.  The extensive experience our lawyers have accumulated since the firm’s inception in 1975 enables us to provide solid legal representation in such cases. Sometimes people think about wrongful death in the context of hospital or medical errors,…

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Birth Injury

Birth Injury

Pregnancy, labor and delivery care can result in horrific injuries if the medical providers are negligent.  Babies can be asphyxiated prior to delivery, resulting in brain damage and cerebral palsy, or suffer traumatic damage to their limbs if not handled properly.  These cases are extremely complex, but the birth injury lawyers at our firm have extensive experience in these challenging complex cases.

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Products Liability and Defective Products

Products Liability and Defective Products

The lawyers of Decof, Decof & Barry in Providence, RI help hold manufacturers and retailers accountable when defectively designed or manufactured products injure or kill consumers or workers.  Our products liability attorneys stand up to major corporations and their insurers so that the injured and their families have equal rights and resources. Product Liability/Defective Product…

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Automobile, Truck & Motorcycle Accident

Automobile, Truck & Motorcycle Accident

Car accidents and crashes involving trucks and motorcycles continue to cause serious injury. Many innocent drivers are put at risk by others on the road engaging in distracted driving, texting while driving, and driving under the influence. The motor vehicle accident attorneys at Decof, Decof & Barry have successfully represented and helped hundreds of clients…

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Construction Accident

Construction Accident

Construction sites and other workplaces can be dangerous, and serious injuries can occur when other workers or supervisors are not careful.  In addition, even when an injured worker receives workers compensation benefits, the law generally allows additional claims if a property owner, supplier or other subcontractor on the site has been negligent.  Our construction accident…

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Airplane Crashes and Airline Liability

Airplane Crashes and Airline Liability

Airplane travel is generally safe. However, when an aircraft incident occurs, the results are often fatal or otherwise very serious. While death is common in a crash, an injury can occur during boarding, landing, or in flight. Several factors may affect an airline’s liability, such as a pilot or airline’s failure to adhere to federal standards,…

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Professional Malpractice

Professional Malpractice

Legal, financial, design, accounting, and insurance professionals have a duty to uphold stringent standards. The professional malpractice attorneys of Decof, Decof & Barry help protect clients’ interests when professionals in Rhode Island fail to do so. Our Providence, RI professional malpractice lawyers are formidable advocates for victims of professional negligence. Finding the right attorney is…

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Spinal Cord Injury

Spinal Cord Injury

A victim of a spinal cord injury suffers greatly. In addition, specialized knowledge is required to understand the anatomy and medical issues of a spinal cord injury, along with the types of lifetime care, services and equipment required. Our personal injury lawyers have extensive experience in these specialized cases.

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Brain Injury

Brain Injury

Traumatic brain injuries and other types of brain damage create special hardships for the victim.  Specialized knowledge is required to understand the anatomy and medical issues of a brain injury, along with the types of lifetime care, services and equipment required. The personal injury lawyers at Decof, Decof & Barry have extensive experience in these…

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Premises Liability

Premises Liability

Owners and operators of different types of properties and businesses owe duties of care to the people allowed on the premises. These cases can range from “slip and falls,” to negligent security, to dangerous and hidden conditions existing on the property. The premises liability lawyers at Decof, Decof & Barry have extensive experience in these…

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Accolades

“’Thank You’ to you and the whole firm for the successful conclusion of my case. Your ability to obtain the right doctors as expert witnesses was a most significant part of my case.”

Edmund C.
Firm News and Events
Decof, Decof & Barry Wins $32M for Iraq War Veteran Left Paralyzed after a Swimming Accident at the University of Rhode Island
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Decof, Decof & Barry Recognized among Best Law Firms by U.S. News – Best Lawyers®
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Attorneys of Rhode Island Law Firm Decof, Decof & Barry Named Super Lawyers & Rising Stars
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From our Blog
Are You a Victim of Misprescription and Drug Addiction?

June 12, 2018

The United States is experiencing an epidemic of drug overdose (poisoning) deaths. Since 2000, the rate of deaths from drug overdoses has increased 137%, including a 200% increase in the rate of overdose deaths involving opioids (opioid pain relievers and heroin). The CDC recently analyzed multiple cause-of-death mortality data to examine current trends and characteristics…

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How to Legally Prevent Unexpected Medical Bills

May 22, 2018

Nationwide nearly one in three Americans with private insurance received a surprise medical bill between 2014 and 2016. A surprise medical bill is an unexpected bill from an out–of–network provider or from a provider not chosen by a patient. Surprise medical billing happens when a patient goes to a hospital, emergency room or doctor’s office…

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What are the Time Limits to Make a Wrongful Death Case?

May 8, 2018

In Rhode Island, the legislature has enacted the Rhode Island Wrongful Death Statute, also referred to as the Death by Wrongful Act (Law § 10-7-1, et. Seq). There are different sections within the Wrongful Death Act in Rhode Island detailing the following aspects: the types of damages recoverable, by whom the damages are recoverable, who…

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