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Tenacious Rhode Island Injury Lawyers Advocate for Accident Victims

Zealous representation for those seeking full, fair compensation

When a car crash or a slip and fall accident changes your life forever, a skilled lawyer can be your voice and help you file a claim for damages to cover medical expenses, lost wages, and other costs. At Rappoport, DeGiovanni & Caslowitz, Inc in East Providence, our formidable team of trial attorneys will review every piece of evidence to get you the reimbursement you deserve. We have long represented victims of accidents and medical malpractice in both Rhode Island and Massachusetts, so we know the laws and courts of both states. If you have been injured in a trucking accident, during surgery, or because of a defective product, our attorneys will fight aggressively for your rights. All injury cases are handled on a contingency fee basis, so there is no fee if there is no recovery.

Seeking damages after a car accident

If you’re hurt in a motor vehicle accident, how you pursue damages depends on where you live. Since Rhode Island is a fault state when it comes to auto insurance, whoever is found liable for the accident is responsible for paying medical bills and other expenses of the injured party. If you are injured in Massachusetts, a no-fault insurance state, you must first seek compensation under your own policy, regardless of who is at fault.

No matter if you live in Rhode Island or Massachusetts, our attorneys investigate your case, determine liability, and work tirelessly to help you obtain maximum compensation. Drawing on our 140 years of combined experience, we are equally skilled at negotiating with insurers and litigating injury lawsuits in court. And if a family member is killed in an accident, we can help you attain some measure of justice and compensation by bringing a wrongful death action on your behalf.

Filing a medical malpractice claim

In both Massachusetts and Rhode Island, you only have three years from the date of your injury to file a medical malpractice claim. We can review the circumstances of the substandard care or practice that harmed you and consult with healthcare experts to prove that you were the victim of medical negligence. Our legal team has represented medical malpractice victims in many types of cases including those involving:

  • Misdiagnosis
  • Failure to diagnosis
  • Birth injuries
  • Surgical errors
  • Prescription errors

The last place anyone expects to suffer harm is in a hospital or doctor’s office. But if a physician or surgeon fails to perform according to an accepted standard of care, resulting in harm to you, we work diligently to hold them accountable and get you the compensation you need for medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses.

Proving fault in slip and fall accidents

To prove negligence in a slip and fall case on someone else’s premises, you must show that the property owner owed you a duty of safety, that they knew of the hazard in question, that the dangerous condition caused your accident, and that you sustained actual injuries as a result. Slip and fall accidents can occur almost anywhere and are capable of causing broken bones, traumatic brain injuries, paralysis, and even death. We routinely advocate on behalf of injury victims harmed by the following property conditions:

  • Slick surfaces
  • Uneven surfaces
  • Faulty handrails
  • Poorly lit stairwells
  • Debris-covered floors

If you’ve been injured on someone’s property, seek medical attention right away. After your health is stabilized, your next call should be to a trusted lawyer. Our attorneys can arrive promptly at your home or hospital room to learn the facts of your case and help you secure compensation for your recovery.

Contact a seasoned team of accident lawyers in Rhode Island

Rappoport, DeGiovanni & Caslowitz, Inc has represented personal injury victims throughout Rhode Island and Massachusetts for nearly four decades. Call 401-400-3019 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation at our East Providence office.

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  • East Providence Office
    989 Waterman Avenue
    East Providence, Rhode Island 02914
    Phone: 401-437-3000
    Fax: 401-437-3037