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Providence Personal Injury Lawyers

Representing the Wrongfully Injured Across Rhode Island

Since 1974, Karns & Kerrison has been serving injured individuals and families throughout Rhode Island and Massachusetts, providing personalized legal services for victims of negligence. Our Providence personal injury attorneys have more than 85 years of combined legal experience, as well as the skills, resources, and in-depth knowledge of state and federal laws to help you navigate the legal system.

We are a family firm that focuses our practice on serious personal injury and wrongful death cases, including those involving traumatic brain injury, vehicle accidents, product liability, and more. We understand the devastating and far-reaching impact of severe, life-altering injuries; that is why we provide compassionate and tireless advocacy for our clients. Throughout our decades in practice, we have successfully recovered over $250 million for injured individuals and families throughout the region.

If you or your loved one has been injured in a serious accident, contact our Rhode Island personal injury attorneys at (888) 281-3100 to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation.

Awards & Affiliations

  • American Association for Justice
    As members of the AAJ, we are committed to promoting a fair, effective justice system that allows for victims of misconduct or negligence to obtain the justice they deserve.
  • Rhode Island Association for Justice
    Members of the Rhode Island Association for Justice follow the organization’s mission: Working together to ensure equality.
  • Rhode Island Bar Association
    The Rhode Island Bar Association has been working to uphold and protect federal and state laws since 1898, with an emphasis on maintaining a democratic government and honoring the justice system.
  • DC Bar
    Membership with the DC Bar provides us with access to legal research materials, professional service providers, and more that can be used for the benefit of our clients.
  • Super Lawyers
    Only 2.5% of attorneys in a given state are selected for inclusion on the Rising Stars® list. Members must be aged 40 or younger, or be in practice for 10 years or less.
  • Distinguished Martindale Hubbell
    Distinguished® attorneys are peer-review rated and selected based on their honorable professional achievements.
  • Brain Injury Association
    Our work with the Brain Injury Association of Rhode Island is designed to provide information and services to survivors.
  • Brain Association of America
    As members of the Brain Injury Association of America, we are the voice of awareness, and we are here to help survivors.
  • Southern New England Brain Injury Law Center
    Southern New England Brain Injury Law Center
    This is a society of multidisciplinary brain injury professionals who come together to discuss issues concerning brain injury and bring the science behind brain injuries into practice.
  • Melvin M Belli
    Lawyers are initiated into the Melvin M. Belli society by invitation-only and are considered to be distinguished trial lawyers.

Seeking Justice For You

At Karns & Kerrison, our goal is to help victims of negligence fight for justice and fair recovery. We focus our practice on personal injury and wrongful death claims, but we also provide sound legal counsel and representation for individuals dealing with workers’ compensation and Social Security Disability claims. Our attorneys can also help you if you are facing Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy proceedings.

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Our Past Clients Share Their Experiences
  • Car Accident Traumatic Brain Injury I would definitely recommend Karns & Kerrison to anyone who asked - they come through for you.

    - Patricia Feeley

  • Slipped on Greasy Floor I have no reservations whatsoever in recommending Karns & Kerrison.

    - Mike Carey

  • Rear End Collision Nothing but positive results from consultation, to filing the legal suit, handling of a major operation, to recovery and finalizing a generous settlement.

    - Larry Goldfarb

  • Horrible Car Accident They not only got me a fair settlement, they helped to get me well.

    - Nancy

  • Motor Vehicle Accident - Braga Bridge It was comforting to know I had someone watching out for me.

    - Jeanie Small

  • Pedestrian hit by Car I did not know where to turn when I realized I needed legal help but I am very happy that I found Karns & Kerrison.

    - Martin

  • Robert T. Karns
    Founding Attorney

    Robert T. Karns

    Robert T. Karns has over 38 years of legal experience, and he has a very successful record in getting great results for his injured clients in multiple areas of personal injury cases with different types of injuries. He was recently inducted as a Top 99 Truck Accident Lawyer in the U.S. by the Truck Accident Attorney's Roundtable.

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  • Sarah Karns Burman

    Sarah Karns Burman

    Sarah Karns Burman has been practicing personal injury law alongside her father since 2004, and she has routinely and successfully handled car accident cases from single to multiple-car pileups, including those involving people with preexisting injuries. Sarah is also authorized to conduct arbitrations in Rhode Island.

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  • Joshua R. Karns

    Joshua R. Karns

    Joshua Karns represents people throughout Rhode Island and Massachusetts who have been injured as a result of the negligence of others. He also has extensive experience helping people file for Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy.

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  • Rachel Karns Kerrison

    Rachel Karns Kerrison

    Rachel thoroughly enjoys getting to know each client and spends time familiarizing herself with her clients' medical needs. Additionally, Rachel understands how important her Social Security Disability claims are and that most need to be approved to have the financial support to be able to afford the basic necessities for life.

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  • Jude Evan Kerrison

    Jude Evan Kerrison

    Jude is a patient, dedicated and thorough attorney who takes the time to explain the workers' compensation process, and works with his clients to achieve the best outcome for his clients and their families.

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Schedule A Free Consultation

If you or your loved one suffered severe, life-altering injuries due to someone else’s negligence, we are here to help you fight for justice. For answers to your questions or to schedule a free consultation, contact our personal injury team at (888) 281-3100. We offer our legal services on a contingency fee basis, meaning you only pay attorneys’ fees after we have recovered compensation on your behalf.

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