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At Mike Lombardi Injury Attorneys, our Rhode Island wrongful death attorneys are compassionate, experienced advocates for victims’ families. We know how to hold negligent defendants and large insurance companies legally liable—so that our clients can get accountability and the maximum amount of financial compensation. While nothing can ever truly make things right, justice matters. To schedule a free, no obligation consultation with a wrongful death lawyer, please call our Providence law office today.

Understanding Rhode Island’s Wrongful Death Laws

Under Rhode Island law (R.I. G. L. § 10-7-1), a wrongful death is defined as one that is caused by the “wrongful act, neglect, or default of another.” In practice, this means that you can hold a defendant liable for your family member’s passing if you can prove that their careless or reckless actions or inactions contributed to the fatal accident.

Wrongful death claims are complicated. What constitutes a wrongful or neglectful act depends on the specific circumstances of the case—it could be anything from a person driving while intoxicated to a business failing to provide adequate security. Fatal accidents require a comprehensive investigation to determine exactly what happened and who is responsible.

In Rhode Island, a wrongful death claim should be brought by the executor or administrator of the victim’s estate. However, the claim itself is meant for the benefit of the surviving family members—with a surviving spouse and surviving children having the highest priority. Though, depending on the case, other family members may have rights as well. 

Compensation Available Through a Wrongful Death Claim

Through a wrongful death claim, family members of the deceased can seek financial compensation for their damages. Unfortunately, even after a tragic death, corporations and insurance companies can be difficult to deal with. Their focus is on their own interests. Our Rhode Island wrongful death lawyers are tenacious advocates for our clients. Through a wrongful death claim, financial compensation may be available for:

How Our Providence Wrongful Death Lawyers Can Help

There is nothing more devastating or heartbreaking than losing a loved one in an accident. It is made all the worse when you learn that the accident could have been prevented with adequate safety precautions. While no amount of compensation can ever make things right, a wrongful death claim allows close family members of the victim to get justice and much needed financial support. At Mike Lombardi Injury Attorneys, we help families navigate the claims process. Among other things, our Rhode Island wrongful death attorneys are prepared to: 

Rhode Island Wrongful Death Claims: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Contact Our Rhode Island Wrongful Death Attorneys for Immediate Help

At Mike Lombardi Injury Attorneys, our Rhode Island wrongful death lawyers are compassionate, experienced advocates for families. If your loved one was killed in an accident, we will get you justice and financial support. To schedule a free, completely confidential initial consultation, please contact our law firm today. From our office in Providence, we represent clients throughout Rhode Island, including in Warwick, Woonsocket, Cumberland, South Kingston, and Johnston.



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