Providence, Rhode Island Personal Injury Attorneys
D'Alessandro & Wright - Personal InjuryMain Office
1000 Smith Street
Providence, Rhode Island 02908
(401) 621-9990 or(888) 510-2170
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Law Firm Overview FREE CONSULTATIOND'Alessandro & Wright, LLC (D&W), based in Providence, Rhode Island, is the merger of two distinct, successful and growing legal practices. D&W was formed as a direct result of each of the principals' primary goal to provide their clients with continued personal service as well as supplementing that service with strong negotiation and litigation options.
The principals together have more than 30 years of combined experience in all facets of legal representation, and are recognized for our case results for our clients. We have been named as Top 100 Trial Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers Association and are committed to providing high quality service and offer strong negotiation and litigation skills to you in your injury claim.
By combining our resources D&W has emerged as a truly full service law firm which allows us the ability to meet all of the legal challenges and issues our clients may face throughout the changes of their lives. Quite frankly, our clients will never need to seek any other counsel. After all at D'Alessandro & Wright, "We donít want your case, we want your business for life".
Areas of Law
Additional Areas of Law: Drunk Driving Accidents; Dangerous Drugs; Dog Bites; Hospital or Nursing Home Neglect; Financial Compensation.
Areas of Law Description
At D'Alessandro & Wright, we provide legal service on the following areas of practice:
- Personal Injury
If you have sustained any type of physical or emotional injury that was caused by someone else's conduct, regardless of whether it was intentional or accidental, you are entitled to file a personal injury claim. Grounds for such a claim include negligent behavior, strict liability, and intentional conduct. In order to make sure that your case for injury compensation is as strong as it can be, it is advised that you talk to a Providence personal injury attorney at D'Alessandro & Wright. Our firm was established with the purpose of providing accident victims with high quality personal injury representation that is supported by our considerable negotiation and litigation abilities. Our team of legal professionals addresses matters that involve:
* Car Accidents
The impact of a car accident on you and your loved ones can be very physically, emotionally, and financially costly. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that well over six million traffic accidents take place on American roads, highways, and city streets each year. If you have been injured in a car accident, it is to your benefit to consult with a lawyer who may be able to help you enforce liability in the accident and recover compensation for your injuries. A lawyer will understand the legal and insurance matters involved in your case, and can work towards firmly establishing liability in a car accident in order to increase your chances of compensation.
* Motorcycle Accidents
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, nearly 5,000 riders are killed in motorcycle accidents each year, and over 80,000 are injured. Motorcycle accidents comprise a considerable percentage of the traffic accidents that take place annually, and they are often some of the most devastating. Motorcyclists, even when fully outfitted with safety gear, can still be seriously harmed in a collision with another vehicle, suffering broken bones, spinal cord injuries, internal injuries, or brain damage. If you have suffered injury in a motorcycle accident, a Providence personal injury attorney may be able to help you establish fault in the accident and recover significant compensation for your injuries and other damages.
* Birth Defect Injuries
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that one out of every 33 infants in the U.S. is born with a defect whose cause cannot be traced. In many cases, birth defects are caused by earlier exposure to toxic chemicals. Parents whose children are suffering from defects that may have been caused by such chemicals have the option of pursuing compensation from those suspected responsible. At D'Alessandro & Wright, we understand the pain and difficulty that parents experience when they realize their child is suffering from birth defects. We are committed to obtaining justice for these parents by enforcing liability on the individuals or companies responsible.
* Burn Injuries
In the United States, nearly two and a half million burn injuries are reported every year. 8,000 to 12,000 burn injury victims die, and approximately one million suffer serious or permanent disabilities, requiring extensive treatment and rehabilitation. Burn injuries can be caused in a number of ways, including exposure to extremes of temperature (hot or cold), electrocution, and exposure to toxic chemicals. These injuries, if serious enough, can cause life-altering damage or even death. It is not uncommon for burn injury victims to be left partially or fully disabled. D'Alessandro & Wright provides experienced legal counsel and representation to accident victims throughout Providence, including those who have suffered burn injuries.
* Catastrophic Injuries
A catastrophic injury is any injury that has life-altering effects on the victim, such as the need for extended hospitalization or physical therapy, the loss of a body part, the loss of a bodily system or function, or a reduced life expectancy. Examples of these injuries include burns, spinal cord injuries, head injuries, and sever internal injuries. Many catastrophic injuries require extensive, and costly, medical treatment and rehabilitative therapy. For victims, these costs can be unmanageable to the point of preventing any manner of recovery. At D'Alessandro & Wright, we understand the physical, emotional, and financial difficulties that face the victims of catastrophic injuries.
* Construction Injuries
The field of construction is amongst the most dangerous in the country for workers. 1,000 individuals are killed annually while working on construction sites, and many others suffer serious injuries that threaten or end their careers. Examples of construction accidents that cause injury include falls, electrical accidents, crane accidents, and construction vehicle accidents. Exposure to dangerous chemicals or materials can also result in injury or illness. If you have been injured in a construction site accident, it is important that you talk to a Providence personal injury attorney who may be able to recover compensation on your behalf from a number of negligent sources.
* Dangerous Drugs
Many drugs contain side effects, but they are usually mild enough to be acceptable to the drug manufacturers that create them, as well as the FDA. Unfortunately some drugs are created that possess unrecognized side effects, and these can result in serious injury or illness in the people that use them. Some dangerous drugs include Paxil, Avandia, Humira, Nexium, and Fosamax. If you have suffered injury or illness from a dangerous drug, D'Alessandro & Wright can provide you with assistance. We will investigate your case in order to establish liability for the damages you have sustained, and aggressively seek compensation that is meant to cover the costs associated with your injury.
* Defective Products
If you or a loved one has been harmed by a defective product, then you may be able to secure injury compensation from several sources, including the designer, manufacturer, and retailers connected with the product. A Providence personal injury attorney at D'Alessandro & Wright has extensive experience with defective product litigation and personal injury cases. With thorough investigation and research, we can determine the cause of the product defect. Our firm is dedicated to helping protect the rights of individuals who have incurred injuries, illness, medical conditions or loss of life due to the carelessness of manufacturers, retailers, marketers or distributors.
* Dog Bites
A staggering number of people are bitten by dogs in the U.S. It is reported that five million people are victimized in dog attacks each year, a number roughly equal to two percent of the entire population. Nearly one million of those victims require medical treatment of some kind, and 15-20 die from their injuries. At D'Alessandro & Wright, a Providence personal injury lawyer can help you seek justice for dog bite injuries. Our firm can help recover compensation for damages incurred by a dog bite, including medical bills, ongoing treatments or surgeries, all economic losses, as well as non-economic damages.
* Medical Malpractice
When doctors, nurses, or other medical professionals fail to observe the standard level of care for their particular area of medicine, and that lapse results in another's injury or death, they are said to have committed medical malpractice. Malpractice covers a variety of negligent acts, such as diagnosis errors, prescription errors, and surgical errors. Medical errors can result in severe health complications, infections, illnesses, life-long disabilities and even fatality. It is imperative to secure knowledgeable and experienced legal representation that is capable of fighting for your rights.
Mesothelioma is a cancer that harms the protective lining surrounding a body's internal organs. It is considered a rare form of cancer, and 80% of the time is found to be caused by asbestos exposure. Asbestos is found in a number of items, such as insulation, automobile brakes, and floor tiles. The main cause of this rare form of cancer is exposure to asbestos. Asbestos exposure occurs most commonly due to asbestos-containing materials (ACMs) used in many building supplies. It is crucial to seek immediate legal representation, as the state of Rhode Island has a three year statute of limitations on asbestos claims from the date of diagnosis or wrongful death.
* Nursing Home Abuse
Studies by the U.S. government have revealed that nearly one in three nursing homes is guilty of engaging in some form of abuse against elderly individuals. Examples of abuse include inadequate hygienic care for residents, malnutrition/dehydration, sexual and physical abuse, and neglect. At D'Alessandro & Wright, a Providence personal injury attorney understands the importance of protecting the well-being and rights of the elderly. Our firm is dedicated to providing legal guidance and support. We aggressively fight for our clients' rights to ensure that nursing homes and their staff are held accountable if they have abused an innocent elderly person in their care.
* Pedestrian Accidents
Drivers in the U.S. have more distractions to contend with than at any other point in history. As a result, increasing numbers of pedestrians are being injured or killed in accidents in which they are struck by a motor vehicle. In cases where driver negligence leads to a pedestrian accident, it is the right of the victim or the victim's loved ones to seek damages through an insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit. Our firm has helped clients obtain compensation for damages and costs suffered, including medical bills, rehabilitation, loss of wages, income or employment or the loss of a family member. We will investigate the scene of your accident in order to establish the negligence that resulted in the injury or wrongful death when necessary.
* Premises Liability
Whether a residence or business, property owners are tasked with making sure that their premises are safe for visitors. If a person is injured on another's property due to some form of negligence on the part of the owner, that owner may be require to compensate the victim for injury expenses, such as medical treatment, pain and suffering, and loss of wages. If you or a loved one has been injured on the poorly maintained premises of another, it is essential that you talk to a Providence personal injury attorney at once to stand up for your rights and help you pursue satisfactory financial compensation for your losses.
* Slip & Fall Accidents
One of the most common accidents that occurs due to property negligence is slip and fall. If you are to successfully recover compensation after suffering a slip and fall on another's property, you must be able to prove that the owner/manager of the property was aware of the dangerous condition that caused the fall, and that you did not knowingly take the risk of walking in the dangerous area. Slip and fall accidents can be particularly damaging and have potentially long-term painful and difficult consequences, and if you were injured in a slip and fall accident you are urged to immediately talk to a Providence personal injury lawyer to get the compensation you deserve.
* Spinal Cord Injuries
Injuries to spinal cords can be caused in auto accidents, slip and fall accidents, acts of violence or other dangerous incidents. The spinal cord is one of the most important parts of the body. It is responsible for many basic bodily functions, including sensation and mobility. When it is injured, it can cause damage that includes paraplegia or quadriplegia, and require that the victim obtain full-time medical care, vocational retraining, or costly adaptive equipment. D'Alessandro & Wright has extensive experience in successfully helping clients win their spinal cord injury cases. Our firm can help you fight for fair and full compensation for all damages.
* Workers' Compensation
The workers' compensation laws in our country are designed to protect working individuals who are injured while performing their job duties. Many companies, or their insurance companies, seek to protect their financial bottom line by offering very low settlements for workers' compensation claims, often leaving injured workers unable to make ends meet while they recover. You may be able to avoid this by hiring a lawyer to represent you in your workers' comp case. At D'Alessandro & Wright, we have a long track record of helping our clients in formulating the best legal strategies for their workers' compensation cases, in order to maximize the financial compensation they could recover, both from workers' compensation and third parties with liability.
* Wrongful Death
Wrongful death claims are filed when an individual is killed as a result of someone else's negligence, be it a person, business, or other entity. These claims differ from standard personal injury claims in that they are filed by the victim's family. If you have lost a loved one in an accident, you may be able to recover damages related to funeral expenses, loss of the decedent's income, and emotional pain and suffering. D'Alessandro & Wright has intimate understanding of Rhode Island personal injury law as it pertains to wrongful death claims. Our extensive experience allows us to not only counter insurance company tactics designed to avoid paying fair compensation, and to tirelessly and aggressively try cases when necessary.
* Financial Compensation
Compensation from personal injury claims typically addresses the various losses that the victim has suffered, such as medical expenses, loss of income, loss of earning potential, property damage, rehabilitative therapy, and pain and suffering. The amount of compensation available in your case will depend on factors such as the type of accident you were involved in, and the severity of your injuries. Knowledgeable personal injury representation can help advise an injured individual on whether to settle a case, or go for a judgment by way of trial, including the benefits and risk associated with each option. It is important to take into account the individual's personal circumstances.
- Other Practice Areas
In addition to our practice in personal injury cases, we offer services throughout Providence in these following areas:
* Criminal Defense
Being charged with a crime is a serious matter, with severe legal and personal consequences. If you are under investigation in a criminal matter or have been arrested, the best thing you can do for yourself is to talk to a lawyer. You have rights, such as remaining silent beyond giving identifying information to the police and having a lawyer by your side during all interrogations. The police are there to make an arrest, not to look out for you; don't give them any more to work with. We know that you want to avoid these serious consequences at all costs and that is why, at D'Alessandro & Wright, a lawyer is waiting to speak with you about your case.
* Family Law
To access professional, results-orients help with a family law matter, our firm, with 40 years of collective legal experience, should be at the top of your list. Whether your need is for a prenuptial agreement, a contested divorce, a child custody issue, a property division or an adoption, we have the experience to offer our services in these areas of need and in many others. We are sensitive to the difficult issues that bring families our way, such as divorce and child custody among others, and pride ourselves on our ability to listen and provide sound legal advice. We are an experienced firm, knowledgeable about and skilled in family law matters.
Jules J. D'Alessandro, Esq.
Accident, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Animal Bites, Arbitration, Back and Neck Injury
Steven G. Wright, Esq.
Child Support and Custody, Criminal Defense, Criminal Law, Divorce, DWI
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