Prentiss Law Firm - Providence, RI
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Dan Prentiss spent more than 15 years concentrating his practice in the representation of plaintiffs in personal injury litigation. The cases he handled covered a great breadth of subject matter. In the field of defective products and product liability, he proved that defective control design led to a fork lift collision that resulted in the amputation of the operator’s leg. He was co-counsel to Leonard Decof in two of the most significant product liability trials in Rhode Island history, Fiske v. MacGregor (finding a defective helmet design was responsible for the quadriplegic injury of a high school football player) and Donahue v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. (finding that a defective tire caused the crash and death of Formula I driver Mark Donohue in the Austrian Grand Prix). He has litigated cases involving asbestos-contaminated talc, defective medical products, defective power equipment, and many other consumer and manufacturing products.

Mr. Prentiss’s personal injury experience covers a great many other fields as well. He won a significant judgment against a university and a fraternity for a woman freshman who was sexually assaulted at a fraternity party. He won a judgment for a construction worker who was seriously injured after falling through an improperly guarded floor opening in a building that was under construction. For another construction worker, he obtained judgment against an engineer and a construction contractor for a defectively constructed component of a building under construction.

Mr. Prentiss has also litigated numerous automobile accident cases, and cases of professional negligence (legal, accounting, medical).

In the course of his trial work, Mr. Prentiss has obtained seven jury verdicts in excess of one million dollars for his clients, the first in 1983.

Although his practice has since expanded considerably beyond personal injury law, Mr. Prentiss continues to accept selected personal injury matters.