The most important factor in a potential personal injury case is whether or not you have grounds for a claim. This is the first of many points where retaining a proven Providence personal injury lawyer from D'Alessandro & Wright, LLC can benefit you greatly. With over 25 years of experience, we know how to establish liability in a personal injury claim. Our attorneys also understand what it takes to win compensation in your case.
We help those who have suffered injuries from car or motorcycle accidents, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse, pedestrian accidents, dangerous drugs, birth defects and many other areas of harm. When a wrongful death was caused by the actions of another, we are the firm to contact for committed legal assistance. We have consistently obtained fair compensation for our clients, whether it was for a burn, spinal cord or other catastrophic injury. Providence is one of the most densely populated cities in the U.S. As such, there are plenty of opportunities for an accident to occur. If you now find yourself a personal injury victim, we would like to assist you and your family through this tough time.
Based on the legal skills we have demonstrated and the high ethical standards our attorneys have upheld, our firm has obtained an AV® rating by Martindale-Hubbell®. In addition, we have been named in the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers Association. These accolades mean that when we take on your case, we do so with the just one purpose in mind. Our attorneys are determined that you and your family receive full and just compensation for your injuries.
In our state, there are 3 distinct reasons why we can file a claim for financial compensation on your behalf. If another person or group fails to exercise due care or caution in relation to you and your surroundings, they can be considered negligent and thus liable for your injuries. An example would be the intoxicated driver who runs a red light and causes a collision with you.
When a person willfully and intentionally harms you, they can be held responsible for the resultant injuries. In this situation, the responsible party also opens themselves up to possible personal injury litigation. A common case might a worker who purposefully places you in harm's way for whatever misguided reason.
Finally, there is a facet of the law referred to as "strict liability." Using these grounds, a manufacturer of a product has liability for the injuries their product caused, regardless of any negligence or not. While strict liability is frequently seen in defective product cases, it has other applications as well. It is used in some construction injury situations when a worker is hurt on the job and the employer is shown to be liable. Strict liability also applies in the case of dog bites or similar injuries where the pet owner is considered strictly liable for his or her pet's actions.
Our attorneys investigate and research to find out which of these grounds applies to your case. We work to locate who is responsible for your accident and how their actions or neglect brought about your injuries. Our firm also strives to document the full responsibility the liable party had in the harm that was done. In our state, it is very important that we establish the degree of responsibility.
Rhone Island is what is known as a "comparative negligence" state. This means that although you may have had some responsibility in the accident, you are still entitled to recover damages. It also signifies, however, that a judge or jury will allocate a certain percentage of the fault to each person who is liable for the injuries. Any damages that are awarded will be apportioned based on the amount of negligence that a person is assigned. When we are able to show the complete degree to which another was responsible for your injuries, it can go far in obtaining compensation that truly resolves your financial difficulties.
While we work to resolve personal injury situations on a daily basis, we never forget that behind the legal words and process is an individual who has been harmed. In many cases, the effects of the injuries will last for many years. It may be obvious to you that someone else caused your injury. You may wonder, "Do I need an injury attorney?" While the facts may be plain from your point of view, convincing an insurance company or a jury is, many times, a wholly different matter. You substantially increase your chances of receiving the full compensation available by utilizing a skilled personal injury lawyer to represent you.
Contact a Providence personal injury attorney from our firm to find out if you have grounds to pursue claims for personal injury compensation and damages.