Personal Injury Attorney Warwick – Marasco & Nesselbush
A car crash, an unnecessary surgery, a slip and fall incident in a poorly maintained building, a workplace mishap – unexpected accidents can take many forms, but the results are the same; inconvenience at best and life-altering devastation at worst. If the accident happened because of the careless actions of another person or group, you might be left with an overwhelming sense of injustice.
If you have recently been involved in an accident like the ones mentioned above, it is natural to feel disoriented and even somewhat helpless. The injuries you have sustained can affect you not only physically but also financially and emotionally. The road to recovery may seem long and even if you realize that you are going to need help, you may not know where to start.
Our team of personal injury lawyers in Warwick, know what you are going through. We have seen hundreds of people experience something similar to what you are experiencing now and there is something we want to tell you. You deserve justice. Your wrongs can be made right. And you don’t have to be in this alone.
Helping you to get through this difficult time would be an honor for us. You can count on our personal injury team in Warwick to provide you with vigorous and effective representation of your interests, with a kind, compassionate, and personal approach. Our practice is focused on helping people like you to obtain just and satisfactory compensation both for your physical injuries and other damage or losses you might have sustained.
How Will Your Attorney Help You?
First and foremost, your attorney will be your personal representative before the at-fault party, their insurance company, and in court if it comes to that. In your current situation, your priority likely is to finish your treatment and rehabilitation and return to living the life you had before the accident – as soon as possible and to the greatest extent possible. It is understandable, then, that mustering up additional physical strength as well as mental and emotional capacity to deal with the legal jargon and red tape may seem like too much. A personal injury attorney can do all that legal work for you.
They will analyze all the details of your accident and will help you to gather and organize evidence of fault. They will also give suggestions as to how to gather the testimony of witnesses and how to organize it. Similarly, your attorney will help you to manage your medical records and will take care of all the legal procedures involved in a personal injury claim. This will help you build a strong claim with high chances of success.
If you find the thought of communicating with the at-fault parties and their insurers stressful or intimidating, your personal attorney will handle that for you too. And if the negotiations with the insurance company prove unfruitful, your attorney will vigorously represent you in the court of law in order to ensure that you really receive just and satisfactory compensation that you truly deserve.
Types of Compensation
Compensation is money that may be paid out to you as reimbursement for the harm you have suffered and for the actual financial losses that you have sustained, or may sustain in the future, in connection with the accident and your injuries. Thus, you may be in position to seek compensation for the following losses and damage:
- medical bills
- cost of future medical healthcare
- lost earnings
- lost future earnings
- pain and suffering (physical and emotional)
- property damage
Why work with a Warwick personal injury attorney?
Personal injury law is a specialized and complex area of the law. Bringing a case to a successful resolution through all its stages from filing a claim form, through settlement negotiations, to possibly a court case, requires considerable previous experience and thorough knowledge of law and procedure. If you already know a lawyer who is practicing another area of the law – for example, real estate law or criminal – you might be inclined to turn to him or her. However, just as you would not go to a dentist to treat a heart problem, even though he is a certified medical doctor, similarly, you should not entrust your financial future and chances of recovery to a lawyer who does not specialize in personal injury law.
If you have been injured in an accident in Warwick, RI, or anywhere in Kent County, working with a local personal injury attorney will increase your chances of securing the compensation that you truly deserve. An attorney from Warwick will have experience dealing with local insurers and their representatives. He or she will also know how to get the best results with a local jury if your case goes to court.
Marasco & Nesselbush personal injury attorneys in Warwick, RI, will give you and your case the needed attention. We will take time to answer your questions and keep you informed about the progress of the case through all of its stages. Your recovery is our priority and our focus will be to secure the full and fair compensation for your losses.
Cases We Handle
Marasco & Nesselbush’s extensive staff of experienced lawyers are able to offer you representation in a wide variety of personal injury cases and scenarios. It is important to choose an attorney who has experience with your particular kind of case. Below we present a list of some of our many practice areas along with a short explanation you may find helpful if you are not sure whether your case qualifies for a claim:
Car accidents usually happen when one or more drivers fail to exercise a sufficient level of care and caution, thus making them guilty of negligence. Whether it’s speeding, failure to signal a turn, not stopping at a red light or stop sign, or any other traffic offense, negligent drivers jeopardize not only their own lives but also those of other users of the road including pedestrians. If a driver willfully engages in behavior that is likely to cause harm, then he or she can be found guilty of recklessness which is a more serious offense than negligence.
Typical accidents that may merit a personal injury claim include:
- T-bone collision
- Rear-end collision
- Heads-on crash
- Intersection accidents
- Failure-to-yield accidents
- Multiple car pile-ups
- Rollover accidents
DUI and Distracted Driving Accidents
Rhode Island is one of the safest states to drive in and has lower accident records than most other states. Nevertheless, some of the recurring and pronounced problems that cause a number of accidents each year in our state are driving under influence and distracted driving.
In 2014, in Warwick alone there were 3 fatal accidents involving drunk persons. That same year, the city’s ratio of fatal accidents where a drunk person was involved per 100,000 residents reached 3.7 – which is more than twice the state average. The worrying trend seems to continue. For example, by August of 2017, the Warwick Police Department reported having already pulled over almost 200 people for allegedly driving under influence. Commenting on the worrying trend, Rhode Island Department of Transportation Col. Richard Sullivan said: “This is the message: You need to drive sober or you will get pulled over by the police”.
Another driving-related issue that is becoming more and more serious is distracted driving. This broad term describes driving while engaging in other activities that divert the driver’s attention from the road. In recent years, the problem has become even greater due to the widespread use of mobile devices. As of 2017, the use of a mobile device while driving in the state of Rhode Island has been completely banned.
Rhode Island’s attorney general Peter F. Kilmartin visited the Pilgrim High School in Warwick to warn teen drivers of the dangers of distracted driving. Teen drivers are the group most likely to cause accidents due to use of mobile devices while driving. “It’s critical to teach young drivers the message that no post, message, email, or photo is worth a life… It Can Wait,” Kilmartin said.
Accidents caused by a distracted driver can vary in seriousness – from a simple fender bender or a rear-end collision, to a severe crash with great property damage and extensive injurious. Proving that a driver who caused your accident was using a mobile device or was distracted in any other way at the time they caused the crash may not be easy. However, Marasco & Nesselbush car accident attorneys in Warwick, RI, have experience in handling such cases. We will make sure that you obtain compensation corresponding to the damage you have sustained.
Motorcycle and Truck Accidents
Motorcycle and truck accidents technically fall into the wider category of motor vehicle crashes. However, the circumstances leading to a crash as well as those pertaining its aftermath can differ substantially from a typical car accident scenario. This is why personal injury cases pertaining to motorcycle accidents and truck accidents often proceed in a slightly different way and require additional expertise. If you are a motorcyclist and suffered injury at the hands of another driver, you need to turn to a lawyer with experience handling this type of situation. Marasco & Nesselbush motorcycle accident and tractor-trailer truck accident attorneys in Warwick, RI, will be happy to assist you.
Motorcycle accidents often happen because a car driver failed to notice an oncoming motorcycle. Because motorcycle riders are more exposed and lack the relative protection that bigger vehicles offer, they often suffer more substantial injuries and require more extensive medical attention. Consequently, this should be reflected in the amount of compensation paid out to an injured motorcycle rider. Mary Maguire of the AAA of Southern New England stressed that “motorcyclists enjoy the same rights and privileges as other drivers” and that “motorists need to be aware of their presence”, especially at the times of the year where there are more motorcycles on the road.
Tractor-trailer truck accidents can often lead to catastrophic injuries and even wrongful death. If you or a family member suffered in an accident where a truck driver was at fault, in many cases the personal injury claim will be filed against the trucking company itself and their insurer rather than simply against a driver. The prospect of going up against a big company may seem intimidating. Nevertheless, we can promise you that we have experience in handling such cases and we will not be intimidated nor taken in by their tactics. You can be confident that our truck accident attorneys will do everything that lies in our power to bring uphold justice and see that you are fairly compensated
The owner or a manager of building, be it a private individual or a company, can be held responsible for damage or injuries that others may suffer on their property. Owners and business establishments have a legal obligation to ensure a safe environment on their premises. If an accident occurs due to lack of or improper maintenance, insufficient security measures, or any other dangerous conditions, the responsible entity may be found guilty of negligence. Typical accidents that merit a personal injury claim based on the principle of premises liability include:
- Slip and fall accidents
- Swimming pool injuries
- Animal and dog bites
- Accidents related to inadequate maintenance
- Snow and ice falls
Sometimes medical doctors and healthcare professionals make mistakes that have bad consequences for patients. Not every such case will merit a personal injury claim against a doctor or a hospital. However, if a patient sustains injuries and health damage due to negligence and a substandard level of care, they may be entitled to compensation for their losses. Medical malpractice cases are often complex and require patience as it can take a long time from filing a claim to the resolution of the case.
A great deal of experience in handling such cases is a must to secure a just settlement or a favorable jury verdict. Both thorough knowledge of the relevant laws and testimony of expert witnesses will be needed. If you have suffered from negligent health care providers in Warwick, RI, or in Kent County, teaming up with Marasco & Nesselbush medical malpractice attorneys is your best chance of success for receiving a just and satisfactory compensation. We possess the knowledge, experience and resources that you will need to win in this difficult type of a personal injury case.
Medical malpractice cases often arise as a result of the following circumstances:
- Bad diagnosis
- Inadequate medication
- Unnecessary surgery
- Unsanitary conditions
- Failure to recognize a medical issue
- Birth injuries
- Nursing home neglect or abuse
Workers Compensation Accidents
If you have been injured at your workplace or in a work-related accident, you may be entitled to receive a type of insurance called workers compensation. This is a type of financial compensation required of employers under state law to help you cope with the financial impact of your situation. Workers compensation may cover lost wages, medical expenses and other financial damage. Our attorneys will help you file your claim, fill out the application without errors, and work with you to maximize the amount of your compensation so that all your losses are covered.
Workers compensation should normally be paid out by your employer. If they are unresponsive, however, or question your status as an employee, our attorneys may help you to resolve these issues too.
No Legal Fees Unless You Get Compensated
There is no need to worry about the costs of our services. Marasco & Nesselbush personal injury attorneys in Warwick, RI, work on a contingency fee basis. This means that you will only have to pay us if we manage to secure financial compensation for your losses, either through a settlement or a jury verdict. There are no upfront payments and we always provide an initial consultation free of charge. Our payment will constitute a percentage of the settlement we manage to negotiate or the damages that you will be awarded.