Understanding Personal Injury Law in Rhode Island

Most personal injury cases in Rhode Island require you to prove the defendant was negligent and that he or she failed to use reasonable care, thus causing your injury.

In order to do this, you must prove:

  • The defendant owed you a duty of care, such as the obligation to drive a car safely or provide appropriate medical care to a patient;
  • The defendant failed to carry out this duty by doing something wrong, or by failing to do something they should have done;
  • The defendant’s failure to fulfill their duty of care caused your injury; and
  • You suffered damages as a result.

You may have a valid claim against another person, a company, a hospital or other entities, even if several people are at fault. Under the personal injury laws in Providence, RI, like many other places, a negligent party is responsible for paying for:

  • Past and estimated future medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Costs of care including hiring an assistant to help with everyday tasks
  • Permanent disability
  • Scarring
  • The pain, discomfort and inconvenience caused by an injury
  • Emotional distress
  • Any other costs caused by the injury

Decof, Decof & Barry uses the extensive knowledge and experience gained from litigating personal injury cases to guide you through the complicated legal system. Our Providence, RI injury law attorneys help clients in Rhode Island and Massachusetts find compensation for the following areas of personal injury law:

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Confused about how to file an injury lawsuit in Providence, RI?  Personal injury law is complex and is best understood with the help of an experienced law firm. Decof, Decof & Barry offers free initial consultations and provides services without attorneys’ fees unless we receive a judgment or settlement in your favor.


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