Woonsocket Personal Injury Lawyers
Injured by Negligence in Woonsocket, RI?
If you have been injured in an accident due to someone else's negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. At Decof, Barry, Mega & Quinn, P.C., our Woonsocket personal injury lawyers can help you recover the compensation you deserve.
Our firm handles the following types of personal injury cases in Woonsocket, RI:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Premises liability
- Product liability
- Catastrophic injury
- Medical malpractice
- Birth injury
- Nursing home abuse
- Construction accidents
- Wrongful death
What Is Considered a Personal Injury?
In Rhode Island, personal injuries are considered to be any physical harm that is caused by another person or entity. This can include accidents that occur at home, at work, or while you are out in public.
Common personal injuries include:
- Broken bones
- Head injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injury
- Nerve damage
- Soft tissue damage
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
The Role of Liability in Personal Injury Cases
In order to pursue a personal injury claim, you will need to prove that the defendant was liable for the harm they caused. In most personal injury cases, the defendant will be liable if they were negligent, or if they failed to follow certain rules or regulations that are meant to keep everyone safe.
To prove that the defendant was liable, our Woonsocket personal injury lawyers will investigate the accident and gather evidence that supports our case. This may include:
- Photos of the accident site
- Police reports
- Testimony from eyewitnesses
- Evidence of the defendant's negligence
Once liability has been proven, the Woonsocket personal injury attorneys at Decof, Barry, Mega & Quinn, P.C. can help you file a personal injury claim. To succeed, you will need to prove that you suffered both economic and non-economic damages. Our legal team can help you do this by building a strong case that is supported by the best evidence.
Recovering Damages in a Personal Injury Claim
In Rhode Island, you can receive compensation for economic and non-economic damages in a personal injury claim. Our legal team can calculate all your losses as a result of the accident and your injuries.
Economic damages are those that can be calculated in a dollar amount, such as:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Property damage
Non-economic damages are those that cannot be calculated in a dollar amount, such as:
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of enjoyment of life
Often, the defendant will argue that you are not entitled to any compensation because your injuries are not severe enough. To prove that your injuries are severe, we will often rely on the opinion of an expert. An expert can be a medical professional who can testify about your injuries and their impact on your life.
How Our Woonsocket Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help
At Decof, Barry, Mega & Quinn, P.C., our Woonsocket personal injury lawyers can help you recover the compensation you deserve if you have been injured due to someone else's negligence. We are committed to helping our clients get the care they need to recover and rebuild their lives. We are also dedicated to holding negligent parties accountable for their actions.
If you or a loved one has been injured, we can help. Call (401) 200-4059 today to schedule a free consultation.