Rhode Island Personal Injury Lawyers

If you or your loved one has been hurt in a Rhode Island personal injury accident, an important step to getting your life back is choosing the right personal injury lawyer.

Speak with an attorney at Rhode Island’s most trusted personal injury law firm, Marasco & Nesselbush. We have decades of combined legal experience, and a commitment to deliver exceptional results for our clients. We have handled thousands of cases in our state and invite you to review our case results.

A serious personal injury accident can be life changing. We treat each client with compassion and professional respect with one goal in mind: to help you obtain the compensation you need to move forward and regain control of your life.

Rather than talking to an insurance company, talk to a compassionate personal injury lawyer who can advocate for your interests.

If you have sustained a serious injury in an accident in Rhode Island that was another party’s fault, you need a knowledgeable personal injury lawyer who you can depend on to help you obtain compensation to pay your medical bills and move forward with your life.

The experience and skill that Marasco & Nesselbush attorneys bring to each case can make a significant different in the outcome. We care about our clients’ well being and we have years of experience to provide trusted guidance in all types of personal injury cases. We will lead you through the legal process.

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Personal Injury Questions and Answers

What types of compensation am I entitled to claim after a personal injury accident?

The examples of the most common economic and noneconomic damages that we pursue for personal injury victims include compensation for:

  • Medical bills, hospital stays, physical therapy and rehabilitation costs;
  • Current and future lost income for work missed due to injury;
  • Pain and suffering the injury victims has endured;
  • Emotional distress caused as a result of the accident;
  • Loss of enjoyment of life, often due to a permanent disability, permanent disfigurement or loss of a limb;
  • Loss of consortium or companionship to the victim’s family members;
  • Compensation to eligible family members for a loved one’s wrongful death.

Can I file a personal injury lawsuit if I was partly to blame for the accident?

In many accidents, more than one party shares the fault. Yes, you may still be entitled to seek compensation after a personal injury in Rhode Island even if you were partly at fault. The state applies a pure comparative fault rule in determining negligence after an accident. For example, if you are found to be 25% at fault in a personal injury accident, then any monetary award you obtain would be reduced by the percentage you were found at fault. Using that example, if you sustained $100,000 in damages as a result of the accident and were 25% at fault, you could recover $75,000.

How can I afford to hire an attorney to handle my personal injury case?

At Marasco & Nesselbush, we understand that legal bills are the last thing you need after a serious personal injury accident. We do not want worries over affording a lawyer to prevent you from seeking the legal help you really need. We take personal injury cases on a contingent fee basis. That means you do not pay any up front costs. Our attorneys receive payment only if we obtain compensation for you through a verdict or settlement.  That is our commitment to you. We will discuss the fee during the consultation and put it in writing in the retainer agreement.  A contingency fee arrangement allows personal injury victims to have skilled legal representation without having out-of-pocket costs.

How much money will an initial consultation with an attorney cost?

There is no charge for the initial review of your accident and injury. We will review the specifics of your accident and tell you whether or not we will be able to assist you. We are selective about the cases we work because we do not get paid an attorney’s fee unless we are successful in obtaining compensation for the client. It’s our way of showing our commitment to our clients’ cases. It allows clients to have experienced personal injury lawyers working for them that they might not be able to afford otherwise.

Do personal injury lawyers handle insurance companies?

Yes, our attorneys are experienced in dealing with insurance companies and are familiar with their tactics. Once you hire an attorney, your attorney will deal with all interactions with insurance companies regarding your accident, allowing you to focus on your recovery. If the insurance company requires you to give a statement, you attorney will be present to guide you.

Is there a time limit on filing a personal injury lawsuit?

Yes, Rhode Island and others states allow certain amounts of time to file a personal injury lawsuit. This window of time is referred to as the statute of limitations. The amount of time you have to file a personal injury case depends on the type of injury, the age of the victim and the state where the incident occurred. For example, for personal injuries caused by a car accident in Rhode Island, you have three years to file a lawsuit. There are some exceptions allowing a longer period of time if the injury was not known at the time of the accident and was discovered later. It’s important to speak with a qualified personal injury attorney as soon as possible after an accident. Investigations take time, and the quicker you talk to an attorney, the better.

What will I get if I win a personal injury lawsuit?

You may receive compensation either through an agreed upon settlement from an insurance company or a monetary award made by a court after a trial. The amount of compensation depends on several factors including the severity of your injuries and the negligence of the at-fault parties.

How We Handle a Personal Injury Claim

You may be anxious about the idea of filing a civil lawsuit and the prospect of going to court.  In fact, most cases settle before trial. Here is how our experienced lawyers at Marasco & Nesselbush go about filing personal injury cases on behalf of clients:

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INVESTIGATE CAUSE OF INJURY

After you hire us, we will investigate the cause of your accident and identify all the potentially responsible parties and the limits of their insurance coverage. We work with investigators and experts to understand precisely how an accident occurred and what individual or company is responsible for your injuries.

 

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DEAL WITH INSURANCE COMPANY

Once we have discovered all the facts about an accident, we are in a position to negotiate aggressively with insurance companies from a position of strength. We will continue to pursue a fair settlement that recognizes the full extent of your injuries, even after filing a lawsuit.

 

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LITIGATE THE CASE

Our attorneys know how to build a compelling case to present to a jury to prove that harm has occurred. We are experienced trial lawyers. We prepare each case thoroughly as if it will go to trial. Our skill in obtaining information and pressing our advantage in pre-trial motions often leads an insurance company to offer a settlement to avoid going to trial.

 

Personal Injury Settlement Timeline

If you file a personal injury claim, you should expect the process to take a number of months to complete. It is important to wait until you have a firm grasp of all your losses caused by the injury, including future medical expenses, before reaching a settlement.

If you accept a settlement and then incur additional losses, you cannot go back to the insurance company and ask for more money. It’s important to have a good understanding of your present and future losses. We work with financial planners to forecast future living expenses and medical needs for clients who have permanent disabilities.

Our experienced Rhode Island personal injury attorneys prepare our cases as if they are going to trial so we can negotiate aggressively for clients.

Reaching a settlement generally takes less time than going through a civil trial and reaching a jury verdict. But it is not unusual for cases to settle just before a trial. We will inform you of any settlement offer we receive on your behalf and offer our insight as to whether or not it is a fair offer.

What You Can Expect from a
Marasco & Nesselbush Personal Injury Lawyer

We understand that victims of personal injury accident need compassionate and trusted guidance. It’s common to feel overwhelmed after a serious personal injury accident. You need a lawyer who will take the time to understand your concerns and needs.

Our attorneys will keep you informed at each stage in the process and you will have access to your attorney.

As Rhode Island’s premier personal injury law firm, Marasco & Nesselbush has the resources and resolve to hold accountable those who cause harm and their insurance companies. Delivering exceptional results is our goal in every personal injury case we handle. Call us today.

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