PROVIDENCE WRONGFUL DEATH LAWYER

The death of a loved one is one of life’s most painful experiences, but when it is the result of someone else’s carelessness, the grief is compounded. In addition to the emotional distress, many families face the threat of financial disaster when their loved ones are taken from them too soon.

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The law firm of Marasco & Nesselbush, LLP understands the overwhelming burden families carry while burying their loved ones and planning for the future. While we understand that financial compensation cannot replace a beloved family member, it can alleviate financial stress and provide security.

$6,200,000 Awarded

to a client who sustained serious injuries in a rollover crash caused by a distracted driver.

$4,500,000 Awarded

for a client who sustained a traumatic brain injury in a car crash

$5,100,000 Awarded

for the estate of a woman who passed as a result of surgical negligence.

OUR HISTORY OF SUCCESS

Our skilled legal team offers a personalized approach and strives for nothing less than extraordinary results. Below is a small representation of our achievements on behalf of our clients:

  • $5.1 million awarded in the wrongful death of a woman caused by surgical negligence
  • $3 million awarded in the wrongful death of an infant due to delayed medical treatment
  • $1.4 million won in the wrongful death of a son from a brain injury sustained in a high-speed car accident
  • $1 million achieved after a detailed investigation into a truck accident resulting in wrongful death
  • $900,000 recovered in the wrongful death of an infant after a hospital failed to provide an interpreter

We value the attorney-client relationship. Our clients praise our professionalism and compassion because we keep them informed and treat every client with kindness and respect.

WHAT CONSTITUTES WRONGFUL DEATH?

Wrongful death occurs when death ensues as a result of neglect, default or any wrongful act. Wrongful death cases may be brought subsequent to criminal actions, but criminal proceedings are not a prerequisite for filing a wrongful death lawsuit.

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CAUSES OF WRONGFUL DEATH

Wrongful death is most commonly the result of negligence, which occurs when a party fails to exercise a reasonable level of care given the circumstances. Below are a few of the most common causes of wrongful death in Providence:

automobile accidents

AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENTS

Motor vehicle accidents are tragically among the most common causes of wrongful death. In 2018, 46 people died in car accidents in Providence County, with 69 traffic-related deaths statewide. These accidents are almost always preventable. Drunk driving and speeding are the most common factors in traffic fatalities.

slip and falls

SLIPS AND FALLS

Falls are the second most common cause of accidental injury in Rhode Island, with 67 percent resulting from snow and ice. Older adults are especially susceptible to falling on snow and ice, and they are more prone to fatalities from falls. Nationwide, 32,000 elderly adults die from falls every year. Property owners are responsible for maintaining safe premises and taking measures to prevent falls.

medical malpractice

MEDICAL MALPRACTICE

Medical malpractice causes approximately 251,000 deaths annually. It occurs when a medical professional makes mistakes through negligence or a failure to exercise a reasonable standard of care.

Common Types of Medical Malpractice

  • Incorrect or delayed diagnosis
  • Delayed treatment
  • Medication errors
  • Surgery and anesthesia errors
  • Nursing home abuse and neglect
  • Birth injuries

workplace accidents

WORKPLACE ACCIDENTS

Workplace accidents can happen in any occupation, but construction jobs are the most dangerous. As many as one in 10 construction workers is injured every year, and 5,000 are killed.

The most common causes of fatalities include:

  • Falls
  • Being struck by objects or equipment
  • Electrocution
  • Being caught between objects
  • Being crushed by structures

COMPENSATION FOR WRONGFUL DEATH CLAIMS

Compensation for wrongful death claims can be substantial. According to Rhode Island law, the minimum compensation amount for wrongful death cases is $250,000, with no upper limit. Compensation usually comes from liability insurance companies. The following types of compensation may be available:

WHO CAN BRING A WRONGFUL DEATH CLAIM IN PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND?

Wrongful death claims may be brought by the executor or qualifying administrator, which could be an immediate family member. Proceeds are divided between the surviving spouse and children, or in their absence, the next of kin. Actions for loss of consortium, society or companionship must be brought separately by the affected family members and are awarded separately.
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HOW LONG DO I HAVE TO BRING A WRONGFUL DEATH CLAIM?

Wrongful death claims must be brought within three years after the date of death or after the wrongful act is or should reasonably have been discovered. It is imperative to contact an experienced Providence personal injury lawyer as early as possible to allow adequate opportunity to investigate and build your case ahead of the statute of limitations.

WHY DO I NEED A PROVIDENCE WRONGFUL DEATH ATTORNEY?

Managing the details of a wrongful death case without qualified legal representation can be overwhelming at an already difficult time. Insurance companies use legal tactics to minimize compensation, and your family may need access to accurate legal advice, forensic investigators and medical experts to refute their findings. An experienced personal injury attorney can handle these details and ensure your family is compensated fairly.

WHY SHOULD I CHOOSE MARASCO & NESSELBUSH?

Marasco & Nesselbush prioritizes honesty, integrity and attention to detail in each of the law firm’s practice areas. We advocate skillfully and vigorously on behalf of our clients because we care. We are committed to holding those accountable who carelessly injure others and to improving the lives of their victims.

Joe Marasco and Donna Nesselbush

We care about the people in the communities where we live and work. We support many worthy organizations that improve the lives of Providence residents, including the following:

  • Amos House
  • The Providence Center
  • Pawtucket Red Sox

Our Providence law office is located at:
685 Westminster St. Providence, RI 02903

We offer an initial free consultation and case evaluation. We charge fees only after we have won you compensation. Schedule your free consultation today to learn how our wrongful death attorneys can help you.

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“For anyone who is really looking for a team of Attorneys that will fight for you every second of the way, this here is the team you want and need in your corner. Attorney Ryan Kelley and his team helped me through such a difficult time after my accident. The stress of thinking what happens next was lifted off my shoulders.

Communication is key for me, and my M&N team was on point with the level of communication they provided. The get-well cards and flowers after surgery were just a special touch that brightened my day. I wasn’t treated like another number or another case, they really made me feel like family. They really care for you and your wellbeing. Words will never express but I will forever be grateful for all they have done for me. Thank you !!!!!”

Heather P.

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