Helping Families After A Wrongful Death

The loss of a family member due to the negligence or wrongdoing of another party is heartbreaking. During this difficult time, Karns Law Group understands that you may be experiencing grief, sadness, anger and confusion. We can take on your legal burdens and get a wrongful death claim underway, while giving you the time and space needed to move through the grieving process.

Wrongful death is similar to any personal injury claim, only it is brought by the family, estate or other interested party after someone is killed in an accident. Under the statutes of limitation in both Rhode Island and Massachusetts, a wrongful death claim must be filed within three years from the date of your loved one's death.

We represent clients in Providence, and throughout Rhode Island and Massachusetts in accidental death cases involving:

  • Car accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Bicycle accidents
  • Bus accidents
  • Dog bites and attacks
  • Slip-and-fall accidents such as falls from roofs
  • Construction accidents, including heavy machinery accidents
  • Workplace accidents
  • Brain injury followed by death shortly thereafter

What Is A Wrongful Death Claim? Ask A Rhode Island Lawyer About Your Loved One's Fatal Accident Case.

When someone's negligent or willful actions take the life of another, the surviving family may be entitled to bring a wrongful death claim on behalf of the deceased relative. A wrongful death claim is a civil action that can be brought even if a criminal charge or conviction has not been obtained.

These claims may be filed against a wide variety of parties, including corporations, employers, the government, the negligent driver in a fatal car accident, doctors or hospitals responsible for medical malpractice, or the manufacturer of a defective product.

Wrongful death laws can be complex. Generally, they permit surviving spouses, children, heirs or next of kin to receive financial compensation for:

  • The lost income of the decedent
  • Medical costs
  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish
  • Loss of companionship
  • Punitive damages, in some cases

Fatal Car Accidents Lawyer In Providence — Compassionate And Effective Legal Services

With more than 60 years of collective experience, Karns Law Group puts a priority on providing exemplary legal counsel and advocacy. We are veteran trial lawyers whose reputation and experience in the courtroom have enabled us to secure large verdicts and settlements on behalf of clients who have suffered devastating personal injuries or lost loved ones as the result of someone else's negligence.

Contact Our Rhode Island Attorneys For Accidental Death Cases

If a loved one was killed because of the negligence or wrongdoing of another party, we would like to extend our condolences. We also encourage you to call 888-KARNS-LAW or email us to speak with one of our attorneys about your options in pursuing a wrongful death claim. Cases are taken on a contingency fee basis. We will not ask for attorneys' fees until and unless we win compensation for you.