Jury verdict for a client whose lifelong disabilities were caused by medical negligence.


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


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


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


For nearly twenty years, Marasco and Nesselbush has maintained an office in Woonsocket to provide trusted legal care to local residents. Our Woonsocket office is located on the corner of Park Avenue and Hill Street. Many members of our team live in and around Woonsocket, we know how important it is for you to have the resources of a prominent firm here in your backyard. Clients in and around Woonsocket receive convenient, personal attention with the strength, expertise, experience, and resources of a distinguished Providence-based firm. Our dedicated legal team is eager to help if you have been injured in a motor vehicle collision, by medical malpractice, or in a workplace accident. We also have three other offices to serve residents in neighboring areas: ProvidenceWarwick, and Wakefield.


In addition to helping clients resolve their legal issues and recover from an injury, our team members are deeply committed to the communities where we live and work. In Woonsocket, we have been able to provide legal care to so many of our neighbors and friends that we’ve come to know through local events like listening to music at Diamond Hill Park. Our team members enjoy visiting Pearl’s Candy and Nuts for a quick sugar fix or heading over to Wright’s Dairy Farm for ice cream on a hot day.


The city of Woonsocket is located in the northernmost part of Rhode Island and lies directly south of the Massachusetts state line.

According to the National Vital Statistics Report published by the CDC, accidents are one of the leading causes of death in the state of Rhode Island. From 2009 to 2011, there were 428 fatal accidents overall, 84 of which were related to motor vehicles.

While car accidents make up a significant portion of serious accidents in Rhode Island, there have been a number of workplace injuries due to an unsafe work environment. Based on an OSHA News Release, a contractor in Woonsocket was cited for serious safety violations that led to a fatal falling injury for one of their employees.

The experienced personal injury attorneys at Marasco & Nesselbush operate in Woonsocket, helping residents fight for justice and attain the compensation they deserve due to an accident or injury.

Joseph Marasco and Donna Nesselbush


If you or someone you know has been injured in Woonsocket, Rhode Island, or the vicinity, hiring the right personal injury attorney for the job is a very important decision.

By hiring a law firm experienced in handling personal injury cases in the state, you’ll be able to receive legal advice, assistance with collecting evidence and documentation, a comprehensive evaluation of your case, and expert and witness testimony.

Marasco & Nesselbush have proven results, having recovered over $100 million for their clients since 1999. For example, they were able to recover $6.2MM for a client who sustained serious injuries in a rollover car crash and $5.1MM for a woman who passed due to surgical negligence.

When it comes to any personal injury or wrongful death claim, Marasco & Nesselbush have the experience and knowledge to take on your case and fight for just compensation.

Joseph Marasco and Donna Nesselbush


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Personal injury claims vary case by case, and the specifics of each incident dictate how much damages you’ll be able to recover and for what reasons.

For example, a recent serious car accident in Woonsocket caused the death of an elderly woman, and the 30-year-old woman involved in the accident was arrested for leaving the scene of the accident following the fatal crash, which is required under Rhode Island General Laws § 31-26-1.

While car accidents are a leading cause of injury in Woonsocket, other causes of injuries are frequently reported. For example, NBC 10 News reported in July 2021 that two workers were injured when the retaining wall they were building collapsed.


Car accidents are responsible for a majority of documented personal injury claims, typically involving cars, trucks, and motorcycles on the road.

While the state of Rhode Island saw 53 fatal crashes in 2019, its most recent Highway Safety Plan showed a gradually decreasing number of fatal accidents per 100 million vehicle miles traveled (VMT) from 2013 to the present, indicating a positive trend.

There are, however, specific roadways and intersections in Woonsocket that are prone to car accidents.

SR-122 Mendon Road

There have been a significant number of fatal accidents along SR-122 Mendon Road in Woonsocket, primarily due to the large number of vehicles that travel along Mendon in its northbound and southbound directions. The majority of accidents occurred on Mendon between SR-122 to the south and Diamond Hill Rd to the north.

Cumberland Street

Cumberland Street travels right into downtown Woonsocket and parallels the Blackstone River. There are a number of small streets that weave into and out of Cumberland Street, which can yield themselves to accidents.

Cass Avenue

There have been a significant number of fatal accidents along SR-122 Mendon Road in Woonsocket, primarily due to the large number of vehicles that travel along Mendon in its northbound and southbound directions. The majority of accidents occurred on Mendon between SR-122 to the south and Diamond Hill Rd to the north.

SR-104 Main Street

Main Street travels right through downtown Woonsocket and crosses over the Blackstone River. Because Main Street is a major roadway, the sheer number of vehicles that travel down Main Street contributes to the increasing likelihood of car accidents.



If you need emergency medical care, Landmark Medical Center in Woonsocket provides patients with excellent emergency medical care.

Located at 115 Cass Ave., Woonsocket, Rhode Island, and rated among the top hospitals in America, Landmark Medical Center received an ‘A’ rating for patient safety, quality, and health from Leapfrog Hospital Safety. It is an acute care hospital with 214-beds, providing emergency, diagnostic, medical, and surgical care.

Remember, for emergencies and life-threatening situations, dial 911. For non-emergencies, contact your primary care physician (PCP) for medical care.


The Rhode Island statute of limitations states that you generally have up to 3 years to file a claim following your accident or injury. To ensure that you file your personal injury claim within the appropriate time frame, collect all documentation related to the accident. This includes medical records, accident reports, and witness information.

Review Title 9, Chapter 1 of the Rhode Island General Laws for time limits on specific types of injuries. For example, the period of limitation “[a]gainst towns for injury or damage arising out of maintenance of highways, causeways or bridges” includes 60 days’ notice after the incident, whereas the statute of limitations for product liability actions is 10 years from the date of purchase of the product.


Since every case is unique, the compensation you’ll receive due to your accident or injury depends on the specific circumstances of your accident.

If you’re partially at fault for your injury, you’re still entitled to compensation. Rhode Island doesn’t prevent you from recovering damages. The caveat is, however, that the amount of damages you can recover is diminished in proportion to your responsibility for the accident.

For a free consultation, reach out to the attorneys at Marasco & Nesselbush today!

They’ll be able to review your case in-depth, examine the circumstances surrounding your claim, and determine the best course of action for you to take regarding your personal injury or accident.

“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 !!!!!”

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