Out-of-pocket costs.

A severe injury can force victims and families to spend money on unplanned expenses such as moving to a one-story home, modifying their living spaces to accommodate a disability, arranging home nursing care, or hiring someone to watch children or help with lawn maintenance.

Future losses.

A partial or total disability can rob a victim of future earning capacity, as well as rob him or her of future opportunities. For example, a woman who is paralyzed after an accident may not be able to bear children, greatly affecting her quality of life.

Pain and suffering.

Pain and suffering, or non-economic damages, is an amount awarded by the court above and beyond economic losses. While some states place limits on the amount of non-economic damages allowed in personal injury cases, Rhode Island does not cap pain and suffering damages in personal injury cases.


Christopher L. Russo
Helping Rhode Island personal injury victims for nearly three decades to get the compensation they deserve.
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