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Over $250 Million Recovered for Our Clients

At Karns & Kerrison, we are proud to offer a client-focused, results-driven approach. We understand the devastating nature of serious injuries, as well as the far-reaching financial impact on families. Because of this, we strive to recover the maximum compensation our clients are owed. This approach has helped us secure more than $250 million for our clients in Rhode Island and Massachusetts.

The just settlements and jury verdicts our Rhode Island-based personal injury attorneys have recovered for our clients have allowed them to not only receive the crucial medical care they needed but also to begin rebuilding their lives. At Karns & Kerrison, we also believe that our case results represent our dedication to holding negligent parties accountable for the harm they cause.

Browse our case results to see how we’ve helped people in situations similar to yours or call (888) 281-3100 for a free consultation with one of our personal injury lawyers in Rhode Island.

  • $2.1 Million

    Car Accident

    42-year-old recreational bicycle rider struck by a vehicle and dies as a result of his injuries.
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  • $1.86 Million

    Head & Brain Injury

    76-year-old woman rear-ended by a tractor-trailer truck in Newport, Rhode Island.
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  • $1.55 Million

    Head & Brain Injury

    Traumatic Brain Injury, multiple Fractures - 35-year-old woman passenger in an automobile accident rollover in Seekonk, Massachusetts
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  • $1.45 Million

    Workers' Compensation

    Bilateral Trimalleolar fractures - 38-year-old construction worker injured when a scaffold collapsed in Warwick, Rhode Island
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  • $1.3 Million

    Head & Brain Injury

    47-year- old motorcycle operator in a collision with an automobile, caused when the automobile turned left in front of him -The motorcycle operator was wearing a helmet, but still suffered a subdural hematoma and traumatic brain injury. He had no surgery. He sustained no lost wages and with the help of medication was able to keep his high achieving employment.
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  • $1.3 million

    Bike & Pedestrian Accident

    25 year old woman pedestrian struck by a vehicle sustained brain injury, subdural hematoma with liability contested
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  • $1.26 Million

    Head & Brain Injury

    35-year-old nurse in a rear-end collision in Middletown, Rhode Island resulting in aggravation of pre-existing Chiari 1 malformation.
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  • $1.1 Million

    Head & Brain Injury

    3-year-old boy pedestrian struck by an automobile in Newport, Rhode Island resulting in Traumatic Brain Injury
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  • $1.1 Million

    Head & Brain Injury

    Traumatic Brain Injury, cervical fusion - 45-year-old man struck by falling object in auditorium in Pawtucket, Rhode Island.
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  • $1.1 Million

    Head & Brain Injury

    60-year-old woman rear-ended by bus in Bristol, Rhode Island resulting in aggravation of pre-existing Traumatic Brain Injury.
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  • $1.1 Million

    Car Accident

    83 year old male pedestrian struck by a motor vehicle that resulted in a brain injury and a wrongful death.
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  • $700,000

    Workers' Compensation

    40 year old waitress sustained a lacerated wrist with nerve damage.
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  • $700,000

    Workers' Compensation

    47 year old construction worker fell from a ladder fractured calcaneus.
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  • $550,000

    Car Accident

    75 year old woman passenger in a motor vehicle accident sustained tibia, fibula, pelvic and femur fractures
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  • $550,000

    Car Accident

    75 year old woman passenger was injured in a motor vehicle accident. She fractured her left tibial pilon.
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  • $496,000

    Premises Liability

    32-year-old Hispanic non-English-speaking man struck by a vehicle while riding his bicycle in Newport, Rhode Island resulting in aggravation of pre-existing head injury and cervical disc herniation with surgery
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  • $479,075

    Workers' Compensation

    Our client injured her shoulder when she fell down stairs at work, and a few days later she suffered a stroke. The insurer offered her $60,000 to settle her case and refused to accept liability for her stroke.
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  • $400,000

    Premises Liability

    56 year old secretary injured when a suspended ceiling fell on her aggravating pre-existing cervical degenerative disc disease.
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  • $400,000

    Premises Liability

    52 year old woman jogging and attacked by a dog resulting in serious leg injuries.
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  • $375,000

    Truck Accident

    45-year-old woman truck backed into her vehicle in Providence, Rhode Island resulting in aggravation of pre-existing Chiari 1 malformation.
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  • $365,000

    Car Accident

    57-year-old woman passenger in a car, rear-end collision, concussion.
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  • $365,000

    Premises Liability

    70-year-old man bicycle accident (two bicycles collided) in Barrington, Rhode Island suffering eye fracture and cranial nerve damage.
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  • $300,000

    Slip & Fall

    64-year-old slipped and fell in hotel in Newport, Rhode Island resulting in Traumatic Brain Injury and aggravated pre-existing PTSD.
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  • $275,000

    Car Accident

    67 year old male driver was involved in a motor vehicle accident, causing neck pain and headaches.
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  • $225,000

    Maritime Injury

    38-year-old fisherman injured on his fishing boat in New Bedford, Massachusetts - Jones Act case - biceps tear and shoulder impingement with shoulder surgery.
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  • $220,000

    Premises Liability

    A 53 year old seaman slip and fell, causing his right patellar tendon to rupture.

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  • $205,000

    Premises Liability

    48-year-old man injured at a funeral when the crypt cover fell in Middletown, Rhode Island suffering fractured toe and deep vein thrombosis.
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  • $200,000

    Premises Liability

    36-year-old woman slip and fall that caused a hematoma and required surgery.
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  • $170,000

    Premises Liability

    55-year-old woman fell off second story deck as a result of the railing breaking in Jamestown, Rhode Island resulting in fractured thoracic spine with follow-up physical therapy.
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  • $150,000

    Premises Liability

    A 52 year old woman was injured as she left her house and fell in a hole in front of a fire hydrant on the easement owned by the town in her front yard. After extensive discovery it was found that the hole was created as the fire hydrant had been opened up in order to clear the lines and the proper screening device was not utilized to deflect the water so a hole was created. The person opening up the fire hydrant negligently left the hole and the home owner fell in and injured both of her ankles. Notice was filed against the town where the hole was as a defect in a public way (sidewalk area). Notice was also filed against the neighboring city that was responsible for the fire hydrants in both that city and the neighboring town where she fell. After the two notices were filed under Rhode Island law the matter was placed into suit against both the town and the city. The issue against the town where she fell was whether or not the town knew of the defect. The issue against the city, whose responsibility it was to maintain the fire hydrants, was the $100,000.00 limit of recovery against the city in Rhode Island. In addition, suit was filed against the worker for the city that opened up the hydrant on an individual basis. After discovery including depositions, the case was settled for $150,000.00.

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  • $130,000

    Premises Liability

    41-year-old woman injured while shopping and fell on liquid on the floor in Fall River, Massachusetts resulting in shoulder impingement with surgery.
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  • $128,000

    Workers' Compensation

    A 59 year old Massachusetts resident working for a Massachusetts construction company was injured on a job site in Rhode Island because of the negligence of the general contractor. His injury consisted of slipping and falling on debris that was negligently left on the site and not cleaned up, and that was the responsibility of the general contractor.

    The 59 year old man sustained a ruptured quadricep tendon that required surgery. He was out of work for nine weeks, paid Workers' Compensation benefits while out of work, and Workers' Compensation paid his medical bills. Karns & Kerrison settled his third-party case against the general contractor in the amount of $128,000.00 after suit was filed and the case went to arbitration.

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  • $125,000

    Premises Liability

    66-year-old woman real estate agent injured when fell from a defective porch while showing the house in Cranston, Rhode Island suffering fractured wrist.
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  • $125,000

    Premises Liability

    A 48 year old man, working as an independent contractor on a local Newport estate, was struck by a playful, large dog as he was walking up the driveway of the estate to get to an area he was to paint. The dog was owned by the employee and general manager of the estate. The painter that was injured was an independent contractor working for the estate. Suit was filed against the dog owner and the owner of the estate. This was not a vicious dog attack but simply a very playful, large dog that blindsided the painter, who did not see the dog, knocking the painter to the ground and causing him to suffer patellar tendon rupture necessitating surgery on his knee. Legal issues in the case were, under Rhode Island law, whether or not the dog was in his enclosure when the incident happened. If it were to be ruled that the dog was in his enclosure when the incident occurred then there would be no liability on the dog owner as the dog did not have a history of causing any problems. Because the dog was registered in Providence, where the owner lived, and because the owner would live part-time on the estate and have the dog with him with the owner's permission, the dispute arose as to whether or not the dog was in his enclosure. Suit was also filed against the estate for not providing a safe work place to the independent contractor painter. The estate then looked to the dog owner for indemnification if it were forced to pay.

    After multiple depositions the case was settled for $125,000.00

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  • $122,500

    Premises Liability

    50-year-old man bicycle accident (two bicycles collided) in Bristol, Rhode Island suffering torn rotator cuff and surgery
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  • $100,000

    Premises Liability

    25-year-old man bicycle struck by van in West Warwick, Rhode Island suffering fractures in face, dislocated jaw, burns and scarring.
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  • $100,000

    Maritime Injury

    Woman injured in boating accident receives $100,000 for pain and suffering: A 31-year-old female who was a passenger in a pleasure boat going from Connecticut to Block Island was injured when the boat operator struck a wave causing her, in the bow, to smash up and down, compress her spine and suffer a T12 thoracic fracture. After wearing a brace for two months and undergoing pain management injections the case was settled for $100,000.
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  • $100,000

    Workers' Compensation

    Man suffers heart attack on the job and widow receives $100,000 settlement: A 73-year-old male laborer for a private sewerage company suffered a heart attack at work in Newport, Rhode Island, and was found lying next to his equipment with his work truck running. The post-medical examination showed that he died of anterior sclerosis. This was a worker's compensation case and the issue was whether his death was caused by the natural progression of the anterior sclerosis or by an aggravation in the work place. Research had to be done on the issue of all of his pre-existing medical records and any prior heart or circulatory problems. In addition, research had to be done with co-employees and obtaining their statements. As a result of these efforts the worker's compensation case was settled for $100,000 to the widow.

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  • $100,000

    Slip & Fall

    A Rhode Island real estate agent, a 65-year-old woman, was showing a distressed house that had been foreclosed on by Fannie Mae, whereby ownership was transferred from the owner of the house to Fannie Mae regarding their mortgage foreclosure. As stated, the house was in distress as it was largely deteriorated and not habitable. The real estate agent was working for a real estate company showing the house that was listed by another real estate company for Fannie Mae. Fannie Mae and the listing real estate company had agreements between them regarding showing the house and any necessitated maintenance of the property. The real estate agent that was showing the house to a client went up the stairs and into the house and her and the client surveyed the property for a matter of 15 minutes and then were on the way out of the house on the front porch, the way they came in. Because of the uneven front stairs, the real estate agent tripped and, because there was no railing that the real estate agent reached for, she fell fracturing her wrist and elbow. Suit was filed against Fannie Mae for allowing a negligent condition to exist as owner (Fannie Mae had foreclosed on the house) and against the listing real estate company that had listed the house for sale for Fannie Mae. Inasmuch as the real estate agent that was injured worked for a different real estate company than the listing broker, she was able to sue both Fannie Mae and the listing broker. One of the main issues in the case was the plaintiff real estate agent that was injured was knowingly showing a distressed house that was not in good shape to begin with. Another issue was the fact that she went up the same stairs that she subsequently fell down on. In addition, there were indemnification agreements between Fannie Mae and the listing broker. After discovery was done including depositions and after mediation, the case was settled for $100,000.00.
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  • $94,000

    Workers' Compensation

    The best endorsement we can get is a repeat client. Attorney Kerrison previously represented a gentleman in a workers’ compensation claim where he injured his wrist. After settling his case, the client returned to work and carried on with his life. However, while driving on East Main Road in Portsmouth, the gentleman stopped and waited to take a left hand turn on his way home. While he was stopped waiting for traffic to pass so he could turn, he was rear-ended by another vehicle.

    The gentleman went through physical therapy and treated with a number of physicians for his neck pain, back pain and terrible headaches which were caused by the whiplash injury to his neck. The insurer defended the claim on the basis that it was a minor impact and there was not a lot of damage to either vehicle involved. However, following some intense negotiations, attorney Kerrison was able to settle the case for $94,000.00 without having to go to Court.

    If you’ve been injured in a motor vehicle accident or a work-related injury, call us today and find out why our clients love us so much.

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  • $90,000

    Premises Liability

    32-year-old man fell from his own porch as a result of a negligently constructed brick step on his walkway in Portsmouth, Rhode Island suffering torn quadriceps tendon with surgery.
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  • $85,000

    Premises Liability

    43-year-old man fell from a porch in the apartment building he was a tenant in as a result of the handrail giving way in East Greenwich, Rhode Island suffering bilateral triceps tears.
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  • $85,000

    Slip & Fall

    A 69 year old woman fell on a sidewalk owned by a city in Rhode Island. She had neglected to do any of the notices that are required on a case like this to sue the city, and came into the Karns & Kerrison long after the notice period had expired. Because the city had a city ordinance that required landowners to keep the sidewalks clear of ice and snow adjacent to their property, suit was filed against the landowner. The injury consisted of a fractured ankle with surgery. After suit was filed against the owner of the property and depositions were done, the case was settled for $85,000.00.

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  • $75,000

    Premises Liability

    63-year-old woman injured slipping on child's flashlight in retail store in Swansea, Massachusetts, and receives a $75,000 settlement: A 63-year-old woman fell in a Massachusetts retail store on a child's flashlight that was on the floor that she did not see. It must be noted that the flashlight was in front of a display of flashlights and, as stated, was on the floor. The woman sustained shoulder injuries and ankle injuries necessitating surgery, and sustained lost wages. The issue before the Massachusetts court system was notice of the flashlight being on the floor and also the application of the new "mode of operation doctrine" regarding self-service stores. The "mode of operation doctrine" allows the claim to proceed if it is reasonable that a condition that occurred could exist based upon the store being self service. In addition, there were strong issues of comparative negligence on the part of the woman. Depositions were completed of the store employees and the injured woman and her husband. After a lengthy mediation involving Karns Law Group, the injured woman and her husband, the attorney for the Massachusetts retail store and the Massachusetts retail store which was self insured, the matter settled for $85,000.
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  • $75,000

    Premises Liability

    35 year old man bicycle struck by truck in Bristol, Rhode Island suffering broken arm.
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  • $65,000

    Premises Liability

    Woman injured by falling snow while at work receives $65,000 for her personal injury: A 46-year-old female office worker was injured while leaving work during a snow storm in Johnston, Rhode Island, when she was struck in the head by snow that fell off the roof. She suffered headaches, concussion, and neck pain. After mediation her case was settled for $65,000 against the third-party owner of the real estate in addition to all of the worker's compensation weekly salary benefits and medical benefits.

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  • $57,500

    Slip & Fall

    A 62 year old woman from Connecticut, visiting Rhode Island, fell on a defect in the area of a crosswalk striking her nose and causing a fracture. There was no surgery involved. Suit was filed by Karns & Kerrison after notice was given against the city involved and also against the contractor and subcontractors who were working on the road. After suit was filed and the matter went to arbitration, Karns & Kerrison settled the case for $57,500.00 against two of the four defendants.

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  • $55,000

    Premises Liability

    A 37 year old man was vacationing for three days with his wife and two minor children at campground in Massachusetts following a hurricane. The area was somewhat disheveled because of the hurricane but the campground, owned privately, opened up to the public one day late. After arriving and getting settled and spending the night at the campground, the man, along with his wife and two minor children, went to the playground in order that the children could utilize the slide. Initially the five year old daughter went down the slide. Subsequently, the wife, at the top of the slide, let their 18 month old son slide down the slide and the man was at the bottom to catch his son. As he caught his son he backed up catching his foot on a slightly raised area of grass, injuring his ankle and requiring surgery. It must be noted that the grass was a few inches higher than the sand in the playground area. Karns Law Group reviewed the case and had an engineer go to the area and the engineer indicated that the sand around the slide should have been a larger area and level with the grass. Suit was filed against the owner of the campground and the owner of the land that leased the campground. A summary judgment was filed by the defendants in the case and the plaintiff won against the playground owner and lost against the landowner. Subsequently, the case was settled for $55,000.00 as a very much disputed case.
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  • $47,500

    Premises Liability

    Man suffers fall in rental property and receives $47,500 for injuries: A 54-year-old male who lived on the second floor of his apartment house in Tiverton, Rhode Island, fell as a result of inadequate lighting and the stairway missing a railing at the bottom. The difficulty with the case was that he had lived there in excess of one year. He suffered elbow injuries and his case was settled for $47,500

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  • $45,000

    Slip & Fall

    46-year-old slipped and fell on ice in Newport, Rhode Island resulting in aggravated pre-existing neck and back injury.

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  • $44,000

    Premises Liability

    Woman received $44,000 settlement after injury sustained on rental property: A resident of a home that she rented and had lived there in an excess of one year, tripped and fell on a raised flag stone that was part of the walkway in East Providence, Rhode Island. She was a 42-year-old female. She suffered a labral (hip) injury that required no surgery. She underwent physical therapy. After arbitration her case was settled for $44,000.

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  • $40,000

    Workers' Compensation

    Woman suffers back injury on the job and receives $40,000 for her injuries: A 42-year-old mail handler who worked for the Post Office was injured while unloading a trailer in Fall River, Massachusetts, suffering low back injuries. She had a long history of pre-existing low back injuries as well. After mediation her case was settled for $40,000.

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  • $22,000

    Slip & Fall

    A 36 year old man, working at a barber shop, left the barber shop at 9:30 am to make a deposit at the bank. As he left the barber shop slipped on ice outside of the barber shop in an area maintained by the shopping center. The injured party had just walked over the same area on his way into the barber shop one half hour earlier. The accumulated ice appeared to be from a leak in the area above the sidewalk that would drip water when the sun would hit the roof, causing the ice on the roof to drip down on the sidewalk and freeze. For this reason multiple parties had to be brought into the lawsuit including the shopping center, the property manager, the construction company hired to originally fix the leak, and the landscaping company whose job it was to keep the walkways clear. There were multiple disputes between the four defendants and, in addition to that, under Massachusetts law, it was alleged there was no case as Massachusetts comparative negligence would bar the victim from recovering if he knew of the ice and was more at fault than the defendants under the Massachusetts comparative negligence law. In addition, it must be noted that the injured person was employed by the barber shop and collected worker's compensation benefits as well. The injured employee suffered a knee contusion, wore a brace for one month, missed three days of work and went through physical therapy. As a result of the facts of the case and the pending comparative negligence claim by the defendants, the case was settled for a total of $22,000.00 by Karns & Kerrison on behalf of the injured employee in addition to his collecting worker's compensation benefits.

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  • $17,500

    Truck Accident

    64-year-old man rear-ended by tractor-trailer in Warwick, Rhode Island suffering jaw pain and shoulder pain.
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  • $12,000

    Slip & Fall

    A 25 year old woman was injured in Rhode Island after she stepped in a pot hole after leaving a bar causing a sprain to her ankle. The city involved was placed on notice. It must be noted that she had minimal medical treatment and wore an ankle brace for a few weeks and made a recovery. The case was placed into a lawsuit, her deposition was taken, and the slip and fall was subsequently settled by Karns & Kerrison in the amount of $12,000.00.

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  • $10,000

    Slip & Fall

    28-year-old woman slips on water on a dance floor in a bar in Providence, Rhode Island, and receives a $10,000 settlement: A 28-year-old woman, who slipped on water on a dance floor in a bar just before closing, fractured a toe. There were strong issues of comparative negligence and notice to the bar owner involved. The injury was minimal with minimal medical bills and minimal time out of work. Karns & Kerrison resolved the case as a premises liability case in the amount of $10,000.

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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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