Trusted Legal Advocacy After A Serious Injury
Suffering a serious injury because of someone else’s negligence can throw your life life into uncertainty in a moment. On top of the shock of the event, you may be facing pain, hospitalization, large medical bills, and the prospect of being unable to work. At DeLuca & Associates, Ltd., our attorneys are here to help you and your loved ones pursue justice and secure compensation for the injuries you have sustained.
Helping Families Move Forward
A catastrophic injury or illness as the result of another person’s negligence usually occurs suddenly and without warning. While most accident injuries heal with time and proper medical treatment, catastrophic injuries last a lifetime and have an enormous impact on the lives of the individuals and families of the injured individual. Catastrophic injuries can include:
- Broken bones
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Vision loss
While some persons may recover from certain catastrophic injuries if they receive proper or early medical treatment, many experience permanent disability, significant suffering, and reduced life expectancies. A catastrophic injury may lead to a lifetime of care and support needs.
Whether you are seeking representation for yourself or a loved one, our attorneys and nurses will provide a comprehensive analysis of your immediate and future needs to ensure that you recover the compensation that you deserve. We always work with top experts to support our cases, including medical experts and life care planners. It is our primary objective to see you and your family financially secure after a catastrophic personal injury.
What Is Negligence?
At the heart of every personal injury claim, you must prove that you suffered emotional or physical harm and/or property damage because of negligence committed by another person or party. Negligence must be proven by showing that a person or company failed to exercise a reasonable standard of care when it comes to ensuring the safety of others. If another party or parties fail to meet this standard of care, they may be liable for any resulting damages, injuries and harm. Our attorneys are well-versed in building strong cases that prove negligence occurred in all types of situations, from defective products to poorly maintained parking lots to nursing home negligence that unfortunately result in catastrophic injuries and wrongful deaths.
Can I Still Pursue A Case If I Was Partially At Fault For My Injuries?
Yes. In Rhode Island, you are allowed to pursue money damages even if you are 99% at fault. However, your recovery opportunities will be reduced by your own degree of fault. In Massachusetts, the answer to this is also yes, but a different standard is used. Massachusetts uses a modified comparative negligence standard. In this case, liability for an accident is based on which party is deemed to be more than 51% responsible for the crash and resulting damage.
Our firm understands how to prove what percentage of compensation you are entitled to based on who is at fault and the extent of your injuries. We spend the time needed to carefully investigate the facts, collect all the evidence, calculate damages and apply the relevant laws correctly.
Learn More During A Free Consultation – Contact Us Today
If you have any more questions or if you want to know if your situation qualifies as a valid claim, we encourage you to contact DeLuca & Associates, Ltd. in Providence, Rhode Island. Our experienced lawyers represent clients throughout Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Contact our lawyers at 401-354-7233 or fill out our online contact form today.