Author Archives: Jay Butchko
Just Because You Feel Fine, Doesn’t Mean That You Are
Imagine that you are in a car accident, or a fall, or some other kind of accident. Immediately after the accident, you take a deep breath, move around a bit, and thankfully, feel no pain or irregularity. It looks like you made it out of the accident unharmed. Or did you? No Pain at… Read More »
When Negligence Is Obvious, It May Be Res Ipsa Loquitur
Sometimes accidents happen, and there is just no other explanation than negligence. In other words, there is no logical explanation for the happening; and no possible “excuse”; the only singular plausible explanation for the (often bizarre) event, is that someone did something wrong. When that happens, there is a concept in the law called… Read More »
Robert E. Craven & Associates Attorneys Honored with RHODE ISLAND MONTHLY’s PROFESSIONAL EXCELLENCE IN LAW AWARDS
Attorneys Robert E. Craven and Nicholas A. Solitro of Robert Craven & Associates were each honored with a Rhode Island Monthly Professional Excellence in Law Award. Both were nominated and chosen by their peers for being a leading local lawyer in their areas of practice. The recognition is based on peer evaluation and professional… Read More »
Are You An Eggshell Plaintiff? If So, That’s OK
When someone is in an accident, we generally anticipate what kind of injuries they have, and how severe they will be. We have conceptions in our minds that a given type of accident will yield a given type of injury, and that injury will affect the victim in a pre-set, established way. Same Accident,… Read More »
Preventing Injuries And Accidents That Happen At Large Crowd Events
Whether festivals, sporting events, outdoor events, or concerts, most of us will attend large-crowd events, and have a good time doing it. But every now and then you hear about catastrophe happening. What happens when you are injured in or at a large crowd event, and what can a venue do to keep the… Read More »
SUVs Cause More Injuries Than Cars Do When They Hit Pedestrians
You may have thought that whenever any car of any size collides with a pedestrian, that it is equally damaging; that is, it doesn’t matter what size the car is—a car is a car, and it will always do the same amount of damage to a pedestrian. Big Cars Mean More Damages But that… Read More »
What Would A Human Have To Look Like To Be Injury Proof In A Car Accident?
Just how poorly equipped is the human body to withstand car accidents? If we could, hypothetically, alter our bodies to make them perfectly suited to survive car accidents uninjured, what modifications would we need, and what would we look like-and how different from how we look right now, would our bodies be? These sound… Read More »
What Is Traumatic Brain Injury And How Does It Happen?
In almost any kind of injury, your head and brain can sustain injury. Your head is only attached to your body by your neck, and that vulnerability means that any impact – a car accident, a fall, being pushed, or any force exerted on your body, much less to the head directly—can lead to… Read More »
ATV’s Can Be Fun, But Also Dangerous
The call of the mountains, wilderness, forests and the outdoors is irresistible to many. And to many, there is possibly no other way to enjoy those outdoors, than on an all terrain vehicle or ATV. As the name implies, the ATV is designed to allow the user to traverse the roughest of terrain, and… Read More »
The Defendant And The Insurance Company: What Are Their Roles In Your Case?
When you are injured, you sue the Defendant or Defendants—the people or companies who are responsible for causing your accident. But you may notice something interesting: The Defendant’s attorney represents the Defendant…but also the insurance company. In fact, your own injury attorney may talk to you about “the Defendant” and mention “the insurance company”… Read More »