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 Island.  Throughout the life of our firm, our attorneys have handled countless state and local injury cases, acquiring invaluable experience and expertise while maintaining a stellar record of success. Most of our clients are in the Providence, RI and central/southeastern Massachusetts areas.

Personal Injury Expertise

We handle a wide variety of injury claims, including:

  •      Car Accidents
  •      Alcohol-related injuries
  •      Boating accidents
  •      Injuries to seamen
  •      Burn injuries
  •      Electrocutions
  •      Explosions
  •      Fires
  •      Gas and electricity injuries
  •      Hunting accidents
  •      Inadequate security
  •      School/university negligence
  •      Child care negligence
  •      Slip and fall injuries
  •      Swimming pool accidents

The following examples 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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Personal Injury Case Wins

Confidential settlement on behalf of a 13-year-old child and her family who suffered catastrophic injuries when she was struck by a motor vehicle (owned by a leasing company) operated by an intoxicated driver. This was believed to be the largest personal injury settlement in Rhode Island.

An $18 million dollar 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, paralyzing her. The verdict followed a precedent-setting decision by the Rhode Island Supreme Court, which held that the lessors of motor vehicles were subject to Rhode Island’s vicarious liability laws. See Oliveria v. Lombardi, 794 A.2d 453 (R.I. 2002).

$3 million jury verdict against a parking lot operator for the negligent failure to properly mark a lowered gate, resulting in serious injuries to a moped driver.

Jury verdict of over $2 million in favor of a 63-year-old commercial fisherman who lost his arm to a negligently maintained dock winch.

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