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 injured by negligent drivers in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Our lawyers have the experience and expertise to protect your rights and get you the full compensation you deserve.

Automobile Accident Attorney Expertise

Our experience is diverse:

  • Automobile accidents
  • Interstate highway accidents
  • Trucking accidents
  • Uninsured/underinsured motorist claims
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Alcohol-related injuries
  • All-terrain vehicles
  • Other vehicles including personal watercraft and jet skis

Our auto accident lawyers are not afraid to negotiate aggressively with defense attorneys. When negotiation fails to bring a reasonable settlement, we do not hesitate to take a case to trial.

The following examples of auto-related accident cases demonstrate our success on behalf of numerous clients. While every case is different, and there are no guarantees of success or value, these examples provide some insight into the claims we have handled.

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Automobile, Truck & Motorcycle Accident Case Wins

$18 million jury verdict on behalf of a 48-year-old woman against the owner and lessor of a motor vehicle that struck the woman’s car and paralyzed her. This verdict followed a precedent-setting decision by the Rhode Island Supreme Court in this case, that held that lessors of motor vehicles were subject to Rhode Island’s vicarious liability laws. See Oliveira v. Lombardi, 794 A.2d 453 (R.I. 2002).

Confidential multimillion-dollar settlement on behalf of a young girl who suffered severe brain and nervous system injuries when she was struck by a vehicle leased from a car manufacturer. This case is widely recognized as Rhode Island’s largest individual civil settlement.

One million dollar settlement on behalf of elderly woman seriously injured when a shipping company’s truck negligently pulled out in front of her.

$2.5 million settlement on behalf of the family of a municipal worker who was struck and killed while working in the breakdown lane.

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