Personal Injury Attorney Wakefield – South County – Marasco & Nesselbush

Being injured in a serious accident can throw your life off course. If you were recently involved in an accident, you are likely wondering how to get your life back on track. The damage and injuries you sustained may have interrupted your daily routines and dealt a serious blow to your plans and dreams. Your ability to work might have been affected and mounting medical bills for your treatment are likely now putting a heavy strain on your budget. Apart from that, if your accident was caused by irresponsible, negligent, or reckless actions of another person or group, you are likely struggling with an overwhelming sense of injustice.

To get back on your feet as quickly as possible, you need somebody on your side. Somebody you can trust and who can help you deal with the physical, financial, and emotional aftermath of your accident. Marasco & Nesselbush personal injury attorneys in Wakefield, RI, are precisely what you need in this trying time of your life.

Our team of experienced, driven, and compassionate attorneys dedicate their professional lives to helping people in circumstances like yours. We believe in justice and we would like to see justice be served to you. Those who are responsible for your current situation should be held accountable. You deserve fair financial compensation for the serious damage and injuries you have suffered.

Marasco & Nesselbush personal injury attorneys in Wakefield, South County, RI, handle complicated personal injury claims like yours on a daily basis. We possess the skills and insight needed to bring, even the most challenging cases, to a satisfactory conclusion for our clients. We will guide you through every step of a personal injury claim and handle all of the necessary legal work and procedures for you. We will go above and beyond to help you recover so that you can get your old life back.

What Marasco & Nesselbush Can Do For You

Filing and handling a personal injury claim requires a thorough knowledge of the applicable laws and procedures, as well as experience in dealing with all the parties involved. Unfortunately, some people try to handle their cases on their own, without the assistance of professional attorneys. Doing so only jeopardizes their chances of obtaining the compensation they deserve. Apart from having no previous experience, most people after an accident find themselves mentally and emotionally taxed, and therefore in no state to deal with the at-fault parties or their insurance companies. This makes you vulnerable to the unfair tactics that they might employ to try and trick you into an unjust settlement.

In contrast, when you work with Marasco & Nesselbush’s Wakefield attorneys, you will not only spare yourself unnecessary stress but also increase your chances of achieving the best results and the highest amount of compensation possible. Here is a concise list of things we will help you with if you let us take care of your claim:

  • We will thoroughly investigate the circumstances the led to your accident, identify all the responsible parties, contact the witnesses and take their statements, and organize all of the evidence and other necessary documents. This will enable us to build a strong claim with a high chance of success.
  • If you need any additional treatment, medical consultations or exams, we will get you in contact with excellent, trusted medical practitioners. We will keep in contact with the doctors leading your treatment and help you organize the medical documentation needed for your claim.
  • We will analyze all of the monetary losses you have sustained, such as medical expenses and lost wages, and we will put a value on your claim that reflects and covers the financial impact of your injuries.
  • We will handle contacting at-fault parties and their insurance companies and open a personal injury claim with them. We will vigorously and passionately pursue the best possible settlement, compensating your injuries and covering your financial losses. We will not be tricked by their deceptive tactics nor coerced into an unjust settlement.
  • If the insurance company proves unresponsive or if they don’t accept a settlement that we believe is just for you, we are ready to take your case to a court of law. We will passionately represent you before a jury, working towards a successful verdict.

While we will do all that lies in our power to secure just compensation for your injuries, we also understand that it is not all about money. That is why our attorneys will treat you with kindness and dignity and will take the time to address all your questions and concerns. You can rest assured that we will help you to deal with the aftermath of your accident to the greatest extent possible.

What’s My Claim Worth?

There are multiple factors involved in assessing the monetary worth of a claim. Every personal injury case is different, so it’s worth will largely depend on the claim’s unique circumstances. The different factors in each case include the extent of damage, type and length of medical treatment, the period of inability to work, and so on. We will carefully analyze the details of your case, take into consideration your injuries, and review your expenses in connection with the accident. Then, and only then, will we be able to give an estimate of your claim’s worth.

This approach to evaluating the value of a personal injury claim is not only reasonable and professional – it’s the only viable approach. No serious attorney would make claims about the monetary value of an accident claim without having analyzed all the data and information first. Please be wary of anyone – including those in the legal profession – who maintain that they can give you an accurate assessment of the worth of your claim right at the initial stages.

What you will be told right from the beginning, however, is what type of expenses and losses for which we will be aiming to obtain compensation. The standard types of compensatory damages include:

 

  • Past and future medical expenses – this part of the compensation should cover the costs of all medical exams, administered treatment, medications, and rehabilitation;
  • Past and future lost wages – if you lost income due to a temporary inability to work as a result of your injuries, you might be reimbursed for the wages that you weren’t able to collect. In addition, if your injuries are so extensive that they are likely to prevent you from practicing your profession in the future, the prospective future financial losses may be assessed and reimbursed as well;
  • Compensation for pain and suffering, as well as emotional distress – you may be entitled to compensation for the physical suffering you experienced during the accident as well as pain and discomfort you may be experiencing now. Moreover, the compensation may also include emotional distress which often manifests itself as anxiety, loss of sleep, post-traumatic stress disorder or other psychosomatic symptoms;
  • Property damage – this includes reimbursement of any material losses you sustained in the accident.

 

Practice Areas

Accidents in which serious injuries happen can take many forms. Each has different circumstances and requires a different approach. That is why our Wakefield team is composed of lawyers who specialize in a wide range of personal injury claims. Cases we handle include:

Car Accidents

Circumstances that lead to car accidents vary, but they have one thing in common: an accident happens when one of the drivers demonstrates negligent behavior. This may involve a failure to exercise sufficient caution, speeding, ignoring signs or traffic lights, or breaking some other traffic law.

If you have been injured as a result of another driver behaving negligently or recklessly, you may be entitled to compensation. However, you will first have to prove that the other driver demonstrated negligence and was at fault for the accident and the resulting damage. If you feel unsure about how to do that, our personal injury lawyers will guide you through the process of proving fault.

Even if your injuries seem minor to you, you should still contact a car accident attorney. It is common for one’s condition to become more serious over time. You also may require medical attention now even though you haven’t realized the full effects of the accident. In any case, consulting with an experienced car accident attorney about your case will help you explore all your options and increase your chances of obtaining compensation.

DUI Accidents in Rhode Island

Rhode Island roads and drivers have a reputation for being one of the safest in the country. In addition, RI has one of the lowest drunk driving fatality rates in the US. Nevertheless, fatal accidents caused by drivers under influence of drugs are increasing. The highest number of drugged driving fatalities has been reported in South County / Washington County. According to a recent report, Rhode Island has seen the second-biggest increase in drugged driving, related almost entirely to South County / Washington County. The number of drug-related traffic incidents spiked 250% between 2014 and 2015.

Our Wakefield / South County car accident lawyers can help you cope with the traumatic aftermath of an accident with a driver who was under the influence of alcohol or drugs. We will provide professional legal care to ensure that they are held accountable and that justice is served to you.

Distracted Driving

Accidents caused by distracted drivers can now be called a national plague. According to the NHTSA, in 2015 alone, 3,477 people were killed, and 391,000 were injured in crashes related to distracted driving. In the state of Rhode Island, driving while distracted by a mobile device was linked to 251 crashes last year, 117 of them resulted in injuries, according to preliminary statistics from the state Department of Transportation. Since mobile device use tends to be the main culprit, many states have decided to introduce legislation limiting or completely banning the use of handheld devices while driving. In 2017, Rhode Island became the fourth state in New England to do so.

One group prone to causing accidents due to distracted driving is teenagers. Commenting on this trend, one of the initiators of the new bill Rep. Kathleen Fogarty, D-South Kingstown, said: “I think it is a safety issue, especially with some of the younger drivers. I think there is a lot of distracted driving going on. You can see people on the road with their phone up to their ear all the time.”

Proving that distracted driving was one of the main causes of the accident might not be easy. It may involve obtaining cell phone records from the defendant or images from surveillance cameras. Your Marasco & Nesselbush car accident attorney will analyze the circumstances of the accident with you and inform you of the best and most viable options.

Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle accidents often involve extensive bodily damage and complicated, even catastrophic, injuries. The damage may include disfigurement and scarring and usually requires prolonged medical attention and rehabilitation. If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident due to the negligence of a car driver, your attorney will help you receive just compensation. The amount of compensation will correspond to the extent of your injuries and their economic impact, allowing you to finish all necessary treatments and recover to the fullest extent possible.

 Tractor-Trailer Truck Accidents

Smaller vehicles usually stand no chance in a crash with a large tractor-trailer truck. Victims of such accidents often sustain extensive injuries, requiring complicated medical treatment. People involved in accidents caused by negligent truck drivers often are not able to return to work for months or even years. It’s important that you contact a personal injury attorney as soon as possible if you have suffered injuries in a tractor-trailer truck-related traffic accident. Your attorney will help you with filing a claim with the insurance company of the driver or the trucking company. Marasco & Nesselbush truck accident lawyers are known for the kind of aggressive representation of their clients that is indispensable in these types of cases, as trucking companies and their insurance companies can often be uncooperative.

Medical Malpractice

Each patient rightly expects that he or she will be treated with the highest standard of care possible. Unfortunately, sometimes medical personnel fail to live up to that expectation and demonstrate negligence in treating patients. This may lead to serious complications and bad consequences to their health. In extreme cases, medical malpractice can even result in death.

If you’ve experienced substandard medical care and have suffered negative consequences to your health as a result, you need to contact a medical malpractice attorney as soon as possible. The damage to your health may have occurred due to a bad diagnosis, a botched surgery, or a medication error. While not every negative medical outcome merits a personal injury claim, a legal action will be justified if you have suffered due to negligence on the part of healthcare providers.

Medical malpractice cases can sometimes involve multiple at-fault parties and are often very complex. You need to contact a seasoned medical malpractice attorney who will help you explore all your options and vigorously represent your case. Marasco & Nesselbush’s medical malpractice attorneys have brought many medical malpractice cases to successful conclusions and we promise to defend your claim to the best of our abilities.

Slip and Fall Injuries

Property owners or managers have a legal responsibility to ensure that their premises are kept in a safe and habitable condition. If you have slipped or fallen on rented property or property of another person or business due to wet floors, holes, debris, snow and ice, or any other hazard, you may be entitled to compensation from the parties responsible for the premises.

Defective Equipment and Machinery

Accidents related to defective equipment and machinery can often result in extensive and painful injuries that have a profound effect on the life of a victim. Common types of bodily damage related to such accidents include crushed appendages, amputations, or injuries caused by impact.

If you have suffered an accident at your workplace or while performing work-related duties, you are entitled to obtain reimbursement for your losses on the basis of workers compensation. This is a type of insurance that your employer is obliged to pay you. It covers medical expenses as well as any related loss of earnings due to inability to work. Your attorney will help you to fill out a claim in order to maximize the amount of compensation you may obtain. He or she will also offer assistance and representation if your employer proves uncooperative.

No Recovery, No Fees

If you are wondering if you can afford a personal injury attorney, you should know that an initial consultation at our offices is always free. If we take on your case, you will not owe us anything unless we manage to secure a positive outcome for you. We work on a contingency fee basis which means that payment for our services will be paid as a percentage of the financial compensation you obtain. Don’t hesitate to contact Marasco & Nesselbush and take the next step towards recovery.