Donna M. Di Donato

Donna M. Di Donato practices in the fields of personal injury law, medical malpractice, and wrongful death in the state and federal courts for Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Her litigation practice includes pursuing claims on behalf of pedestrians, bicyclists or other motor vehicle drivers sustaining severe personal injuries or family members who have lost a loved one as a result of an accident, including those caused by drunk drivers. Weekly of Rhode Island has published several articles on the favorable decisions she has obtained. Read full bio.
Wrongful Death Time Limits
05/08/18

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

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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What are the Time Limits to Make a Wrongful Death Case?
01/12/17

What You Need to Know About Personal Injury During the Winter

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 that…

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What You Need to Know About Personal Injury During the Winter
09/20/16

What to Do If You’re in a Car Accident

Automobile accidents are a leading cause of injury and death in the Unites States.  According to the U.S. Department of Transportation National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2015, the estimated number of people injured on our nation’s roads increased from 2.34 million to 2.44 million.  Unfortunately, a car accident can happen at any time, so…

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What to Do If You’re in a Car Accident
04/25/16

The Top 5 Things to Know About Personal Injury Cases

When someone suffers a personal injury, often times, the individual is unsure of the key steps to take and not prepared when meeting with an attorney.  As a legal advocate for the families and victims of personal injuries in Providence, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts, we at Decof, Decof & Barry handle a wide range of…

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The Top 5 Things to Know About Personal Injury Cases
12/14/15

3 Important Tips You Should Know about Your Doctor’s Visit & Medical Records

There are many reasons why an individual sees a medical provider.  They could be due to a new or worsening medical complaint (shortness of breath, pain or swelling) or injuries from a recent trauma (slip and fall, bicycle accident, car accident or other related injury).  Depending on the circumstances, you may go to the emergency…

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3 Important Tips You Should Know about Your Doctor’s Visit & Medical Records
09/09/15

What You Need to Know about Construction Accidents & Worker’s Compensation

Sadly, year after year, we hear about accidents at a construction site — some causing serious injuries and some causing death. For instance, news stories revealed several tragic incidents in the U.S. over the last year. A year ago, in Georgetown, Idaho, a construction crew was working on a new sewage system for the city…

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What You Need to Know about Construction Accidents & Worker’s Compensation
03/30/15

Important Springtime Bicycle Safety Tips

Now that spring has officially sprung, many of us will be participating in outdoor activities. As much as we all want to be outside and active, we must keep our children’s safety in mind when they participate in any sport, including outdoor sports, such as bike riding. Wearing a helmet is the critical component of reducing…

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Important Springtime Bicycle Safety Tips
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