Damages in RI Wrongful Death Cases With Multiple Defendants

April 27th, 2017

Wrongful Death Cases Require a $250,000 Minimum in Rhode Island How much can the surviving beneficiaries of a person who dies from wrongful acts expect to receive at trial?  Rhode Island law requires a $250,000 minimum recovery for successful wrongful death claimants.  The Wrongful Death statute at R.I. Gen. Laws Section 10-7-2, provides: “Whenever any […]

Deathly Consequences of Children Left Behind in Cars

July 8th, 2015

Attorneys and Civil Personal Injury Claims in RI and MA 8 child deaths in the U.S. have resulted so far in 2015 when children were left unattended in cars and suffered from heatstroke. In the year 2014, there were 31 heatstroke deaths of children in cars, and since 1998, 645 heatstroke deaths of children in […]

Multimillion Dollar Jury Award for Local DOT Supervisor Killed on Highway

June 22nd, 2015

Compassionate Attorney Serving the Families of Wrongful Death Victims Across RI and MA In October 2014, a Hartford, Connecticut jury awarded nearly $7.3 million to the estate of Daniel DiNardi, a construction worker who was hit on the side of the road while performing cleanup work. DOT Supervisor Struck on Route 8 near Waterbury, CT […]

Civil Suit Can Bring Justice For Victims Left Short By Criminal Process

November 16th, 2014

A wrongful death lawsuit recently filed in Colorado demonstrates how a civil case may help to bring justice when the criminal process fails. In 2013 Natalie Egleston, 48, was killed in a skiing accident in Colorado. According to her wrongful death lawsuit, the defendant, Virginia Chen, was “skiing wildly and out of control” resulting in a collision with Egleston […]

Massachusetts Wrongful Death Lawyer: Protecting the Rights of Bullying Victims

June 5th, 2014

Bullying is becoming a high profile concern for children and their parents. Recently, my Rhode Island personal injury firm looked into a case in which taunting and physical threats in school led to a 15-year-old’s suicide, as reported by Time Magazine. Following her family’s move from Ireland in 2010, Phoebe Prince became a freshman at […]