Personal Injury Lawsuits — Frequently Asked Questions

At DeLuca & Weizenbaum, our team of personal injury lawyers prides itself on providing quality legal counsel that includes clear answers and detailed representation. We handle cases throughout Rhode Island and Massachusetts, representing people who have tragically been injured or lost a loved one because of the negligence of others.

Our attorneys have broad legal experience, a track record of success and a commitment to helping people pursue compensation and justice. Below are some FAQs about personal injury lawsuit questions we are commonly asked to answer, but we are always happy to answer in more detail about your specific situation during a free initial consultation.

How soon should I file a lawsuit?

If you think you have a valid personal injury claim, we encourage you to contact us as soon as possible following your accident so we can discuss your rights, compensation opportunities and how we can help. Injury victims and their loved ones only have a short period of time, known as the statute of limitations, to file a claim. If you fail to meet this deadline, you may be prevented from ever recovering compensation for your injuries, damages or losses.

What is involved in filing a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit?

If you have a valid claim and decide to retain us as your law firm, we will first try to aggressively recover compensation with all interested parties, including relevant insurance carriers. We will conduct a thorough investigation and gather evidence and supporting information that we will use to negotiate on your behalf.

If necessary, we file suit at the courthouse to pursue a fair settlement or verdict after all other options have been exhausted. Filing a lawsuit does not necessarily mean your case will result in a trial, as most cases do settle out of court, but this step does signal to parties that you are serious and we are ready for litigation, if necessary.

Should I sign a release or any other documents?

Before you sign anything, you should consult with us. Our job is to make sure your rights are protected and you do not prevent yourself from any legal or compensation opportunity. Even if an insurance company offers an early settlement or to pay a claim, you should have a lawyer review it first to make sure it is fair and does not bar you from future claims related to the injuries or damages you have sustained.

How long will my personal injury lawsuit take?

No general time frame can be set because every single case is different and unique. The complexity of your case, how willing other parties are to cooperate and many other factors will all play a part in how long it takes to reach an outcome.

How much is my case worth?

This is the most difficult question to answer because no two cases are the same and there are so many factors to consider. Once we have evaluated how severe your injuries are, the complexity of the liability issues, the details of the case, the strength of the evidence, insurance limits and who are the right defendant(s) to name, we can begin to calculate how much we can try to recover for you. The basic types of compensation we can pursue include:

  • Past medical bills
  • Future medical bills
  • Pain and suffering
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of earning capacity

There are many other factors that need to be considered when determining the amount of compensation owed for your injuries. We can explain all these to you in detail as we build your case and each factor becomes relevant.

Contact Our Law Firm Today For Experienced Guidance

Every case is different, but if you believe you have a valid personal injury claim, you should meet with our personal injury lawyers to discuss questions, concerns and case during a free consultation. Contact us today at 401-354-7233 or toll free at 888-876-9415.