In a Rhode Island wrongful death case, it is almost always necessary to have expert witnesses. It is necessary to prove that the conditions which caused the death were the result of someone else’s negligence. Often that requires an expert to prove. In addition, some of the damages that were sustained by the deceased… Read More »
Experienced Rhode Island wrongful death attorneys almost always charge what’s called a contingency fee. That is a percentage of the recovery that they make for the estate and for the survivors of the deceased person. So there is no upfront money that is owed to the attorney to hire them for a wrongful death… Read More »
It’s impossible to say how much money a case is worth. However, in Rhode Island, we do have a minimum recovery of $250,000 for the loss to the estate in a wrongful death case. In addition to that, there would be claims for the spouse and for the children and survivors of the person… Read More »
An attorney should be contacted and hired as quickly as possible. The reason is that the defense is already beginning to gather information and work up the reasons why it is going to try to bring down the value of the claim at a later point in time. You need to have someone working… Read More »
In a Rhode Island wrongful death claim, typically, the damages include conscious pain and suffering, which is the pain that the person experience from the time of the incident that will lead to their death up to the time of death. Medical bills involve in trying to save the person in something called the… Read More »
In a Rhode Island pedestrian accident case, your damages and claims would include pain and suffering, medical bills, lost earnings, any scarring or disfigurement, fractures, cuts, scrapes, bruises, and if you suffered a brain injury, also that.