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  • 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
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  • 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.
  • Expertise Best Personal Injury Lawyers
  • 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
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Catastrophic Injury Attorneys in Rhode Island

Assisting Victims of Severe & Debilitating Injuries in Providence & Middletown

Some injuries are so severe in nature, they limit a person’s ability to return to his or her normal life. These injuries are categorized, in legal terms, as “catastrophic” injuries. Generally speaking, catastrophic injuries require extensive immediate medical treatment, as well as lifelong care. They may prevent the victim from returning to work or from obtaining any type of gainful employment at all.

Often, catastrophic injuries don’t just affect the victim; they also affect the victim’s family members and loved ones. If you or someone you care about suffered a catastrophic injury, such as a traumatic brain injury (TBI) or spinal cord injury, we can help. At Karns & Kerrison, we have been fighting for the rights of injured individuals and their families since 1974. In that time, we have successfully recovered more than $250 million for our clients.

Need a catastrophic injury lawyer in Providence? Contact us online or by phone at (888) 281-3100 for a free initial consultation.

Examples of Common Catastrophic Injuries

Catastrophic injuries can occur in myriad ways. They often result from car wrecks and other types of motor vehicle accidents, such as semi-truck collisions and recreational boat accidents. A person who slips and falls due to dangerous conditions on someone’s property or who uses a defective product may also suffer catastrophic injuries.

But what exactly are catastrophic injuries? Some examples include:

It is important to note that this list is not exhaustive; if you or your loved one suffered an injury that is severe, debilitating, and/or life-altering in nature, and this injury was caused by someone else’s negligence, you may have grounds for a catastrophic injury claim.

We've Recovered Over $250 Million for Our Clients

While all injuries can be physically painful, emotionally distressing, and financially costly, catastrophic injuries are especially so. This is largely due to the severe nature of these types of injuries. Depending on the type of injury you have sustained, you may be facing lifetime costs in the hundreds of thousands to millions of dollars range. This is nothing to say of the physical and emotional consequences of such an injury.

At Karns & Kerrison, we look at all of the factors involved in your case in our effort to help you recover compensation for economic and non-economic damages, such as:

  • Emergency medical treatment immediately following the accident
  • Ongoing care, including physical and cognitive rehabilitation therapy
  • Medical supplies/drugs, such as wheelchairs, ramps, prescriptions, etc.
  • Lost income/wages for time taken off work to receive medical treatment
  • Lost earning capacity if your injuries prevent you from working
  • Loss of life quality, disfigurement, and/or inconvenience
  • Physical pain and emotional suffering related to your injuries
  • Loss of enjoyment, loss of companionship, and similar damages for spouses/loved ones of victims

With over 85 years of combined experience, our Providence catastrophic injury lawyers have earned a reputation for aggressive representation. We have taken on major insurance providers in Rhode Island and Massachusetts—and won. While we strive for fair settlements, we are not afraid to take cases to trial whenever necessary.

Schedule a Free Consultation Today

To learn more about how our firm can help you with your serious injury case, contact us today. We offer free initial consultations and provide our legal services on a contingency fee basis, meaning there are no upfront costs for you and you only pay attorneys’ fees when we secure compensation for you. We proudly serve clients throughout the state from our offices located in Providence and Middletown.

Don't wait to get help! We can be reached online or by phone at (888) 281-3100. Consultations are no-obligation and free.

  • 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

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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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