Wakefield Personal Injury Lawyer

Marasco & Nesselbush
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Types Of Personal Injury Cases We Handle​

Our personal injury practice seeks justice for victims who have sustained a serious injury caused by someone else’s negligent actions. If you have suffered a significant injury in any of these personal injury case types, you need a skilled Wakefield, Rhode Island personal injury attorney with the integrity and experience to protect your rights.

What Are The Common Causes Of Personal Injuries In Wakefield?​

Car, truck, and motorcycle accidents are a primary source of personal injury claims in Wakefield and Rhode Island overall. In 2019, South Kingstown had 1,091 car accidents, with 212 injuries and 2 fatalities. In 2019 statewide deaths by crash totaled 57, with 11 being motorcycle roadway deaths.

The bulk of accidents in South Kingstown happen on several specific streets. The streets with the highest number of accidents in 2019 include:

  • Kingstown Rd – 232 (runs through South Kingstown / Wakefield)
  • Tower Hill Rd – 155
  • Main St. – 88 (Central Wakefield)
  • Commodore Perry Highway – 79 (runs through South Kingstown / Wakefield)
  • Old Tower Hill Rd. – 68 (Central Wakefield)
  • Mooresfield – 60
  • Kenyon Ave. – 18 (Central Wakefield)
  • High St. – 17 (Central Wakefield)

There were 2 fatal crashes in South Kingstown in 2019 — one on Commodore Perry Highway and the other on Usquepaugh Road, where 6 accidents had occurred.

Why Should You Work With Marasco & Nesselbush Injury Lawyers? ​

Wakefield Hospital For Immediate Medical Attention​

If you suffer an injury in an accident, you should immediately seek medical care to document any injuries. Getting excellent emergency medical care for a significant injury is important for any personal injury case you may pursue. For non-emergency situations, a visit to your primary physician as soon as possible is sufficient. Of course, in dire situations you should call 911 for emergency help.

South County Hospital. Wakefield’s hospital for medical attention after an accident is South County Hospital. The hospital is located at 100 Kenyon Ave, Wakefield, RI 02879.

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Do I Have To Pay Any Up-Front Attorney Fees?​

One commonly asked questions we hear is, “Can I afford an attorney for my personal injury case?” The answer is, YES! Our Wakefield injury attorneys work on a contingency fee basis. This means that we will not charge you or earn any money on your case until we secure just compensation for you – either through a settlement or by a jury verdict. The money we earn is a percentage of the compensation you receive. In addition, initial consultations are always free.

Please do not hesitate to contact Marasco & Nesselbush personal injury lawyers in Wakefield and obtain legal assistance tailored to your needs.

How Can A Wakefield Personal Injury Lawyer Help Your Case?​

The team at Marasco & Nesselbush assists with the following:

  • Offering you legal advice and answering your questions
  • Evaluating and assessing your injuries or losses, as well as assigning a value to damages
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  • Collecting evidence and relevant case law or statutes to support your claim
  • Interviewing witnesses
  • Negotiating with insurance companies
  • Hiring experts as required
  • Filing your lawsuit and other legal documents
  • Acting in your best interests throughout the legal process to obtain a settlement or verdict in your favor
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How Long Do You Have To File A Personal Injury Claim In Wakefield?​

You should contact an attorney as soon as possible after you have sought medical care. This is the best approach because it gives your lawyer the opportunity to identify and gather key evidence right away after the injury. This is especially important for finding witnesses before they leave the area and to gather evidence before it decays or is interfered with in any way. Your personal injury lawyer may want to take photos of the crash scene without delay or interview witnesses using video.

Statutes of limitation also make it important to contact a lawyer early on. Under Rhode Island Statutes of Limitations law, civil claims for personal injuries and medical malpractice, for example, must be filed within three years. Be sure to give yourself and your attorney ample time to evaluate and file a claim.

How Much Are Personal Injury Cases Worth?​

Every case is unique, and the specific circumstances will determine how much you can recover for your personal injury case. Based on our experience in recovering $100+ million for clients who suffered life-altering injuries, our attorneys will help you evaluate your case worth.

Our clients have received compensation for:

  • Present and future accident-related medical costs, including emergency services, medical bills, hospital stays, physical therapy, and rehabilitation costs
  • Present and future accident-related lost wages
  • Property loss or damage sustained in the accident
  • Pain and suffering including emotional distress and loss of enjoyment of life, often as a result of amputation or a permanent disability
  • Wrongful death

What If I'm Partially At Fault For My Injury?​

In Rhode Island, even if you are partially at fault you can still recover damages. The damages will be reduced proportional to the percent of the accident or injury for which the jury determines you were at fault.

If you were involved in an accident or suffered a personal injury, reach out today for a free consultation on your case.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Does a Personal Injury Claim Work?

A personal injury claim revolves around two basic issues – damages and liability. Damages are the losses you have experienced – physical, financial, and emotional. Liability means that a certain party – a person, a group of people, or a company – is responsible for these damages. For example, you might have been injured in a motor vehicle accident or in an incident at your workplace. Alternatively, you may have suffered an injury, or prolonged or worsened illness due to medical negligence. You may have suffered because of a defective product or a preventable danger on public or private property. In any of those cases, your first step is to file a personal injury claim in which you identify the responsible party and then prove their fault in causing your damages. Once this has been established, you may be able to obtain financial compensation for your losses – either through an informal settlement with the at-fault party’s insurance company or – if such settlement cannot be achieved – by a jury verdict following a court case.

How Can a Personal Injury Attorney Help Me?

As you might imagine, obtaining compensation for your losses is not as straightforward as it may seem. To succeed, you will need an attorney experienced in personal injury law to guide you through the process and to fight for your legal rights. Our Wakefield attorneys will support you by taking care of all the legal aspects of your claim. That means that you can focus completely on what is most important for you right now – your physical and emotional recovery.

Your Marasco & Nesselbush personal injury team has the knowledge and experience needed to overcome obstacles in resolving your claim. For example, even if you know who caused your accident and how it happened, that person or group of people may try to evade responsibility. In addition, their insurance company is likely to try to minimize your damage or completely invalidate your claim. They may attempt to convince you to settle for compensation much lower than the value of your claim.

Understandably, all of this may seem intimidating. Our attorneys, however, have years of experience in dealing with insurance companies and their tactics. Your attorney will represent your interests with intelligence and passion, making sure that you are compensated fairly for your damages.

How long does it take to receive a personal injury settlement?

As you might imagine, obtaining compensation for your losses is not as straightforward as it may seem. To succeed, you will need an attorney experienced in personal injury law to guide you through the process and to fight for your legal rights. Our Wakefield attorneys will support you by taking care of all the legal aspects of your claim. That means that you can focus completely on what is most important for you right now – your physical and emotional recovery.

Your Marasco & Nesselbush personal injury team has the knowledge and experience needed to overcome obstacles in resolving your claim. For example, even if you know who caused your accident and how it happened, that person or group of people may try to evade responsibility. In addition, their insurance company is likely to try to minimize your damage or completely invalidate your claim. They may attempt to convince you to settle for compensation much lower than the value of your claim.

Understandably, all of this may seem intimidating. Our attorneys, however, have years of experience in dealing with insurance companies and their tactics. Your attorney will represent your interests with intelligence and passion, making sure that you are compensated fairly for your damages.

Marasco & Nesselbush Are Ready To Fight For You​

I’ve you or a loved one has been injured due to someone else’s negligence, don’t wait. Marasco & Nesselbush injury attorneys take pride in navigating the entire legal process with you. While you may be focused on physical injuries and regaining your health, we will work to get you the compensation you deserve.

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