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Is It Legal To Eat While Driving in Rhode Island?

By Robert E. Craven & Associates |

Most drivers in Rhode Island have eaten while operating a vehicle at least once. Some of them think doing so is against the law, while others could not care less about this being an illegal activity. But is it? Is it illegal to eat while driving in Rhode Island? No. Rhode Island law does… Read More »

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How Does Rhode Island Dog Bite Law Define an ‘Enclosed Area’?

By Robert E. Craven & Associates |

As you may know, unlike dog bite laws in other states, the law in Rhode Island places strict liability on the owner of a dog that bites someone outside of the dog’s “enclosed area.” But what is that mysterious “enclosed area”? How does Rhode Island dog bite law define the term that prevents victims… Read More »

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Fatal Head-On Crash in Rhode Island Reminds of the Perils of Frontal Collisions

By Robert E. Craven & Associates |

Any vehicle collision can cause injury, but head-on crashes – also known as frontal impact collisions – are associated with serious injuries and a heightened risk of death. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, head-on collisions are associated with a 58% fatality rate for drivers and passengers in either vehicle. Given the… Read More »

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Wrongful Death Caused by Swimming Pool Drowning: Who’s Responsible?

By Robert E. Craven & Associates |

The state of Rhode Island has received a six-figure grant to promote pool safety and prevent pool and spa drownings. Rhode Island was among the three states and two cities that have received generous grants from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) as part of its Pool Safety Program, according to WPRI. The… Read More »

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Car Accident Caused by Medical Emergency in Rhode Island: Who’s Liable?

By Robert E. Craven & Associates |

If a motorist has a heart attack, stroke, or another sudden medical emergency while driving, is he or she responsible for the damages suffered by other parties as a result of losing control of the vehicle? A recent car accident in Rhode Island has highlighted the question of liability in motor vehicle collisions caused… Read More »

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Airbnb’s Popularity Grows in Rhode Island, But What About Liability for Guests’ Injuries?

By Robert E. Craven & Associates |

You are probably familiar with the concept of Airbnb, especially if you are passionate about traveling. However, you do not necessarily have to be obsessed with tourism to know what Airbnb is. In recent years, Airbnb – an online marketplace for arranging lodging – has become one of the most used apps in many… Read More »

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Rhode Island Trucking Companies Sentenced for Ordering Truck Drivers to Falsify Safety Reports

By Robert E. Craven & Associates |

The owners of two major trucking companies in Rhode Island have been sentenced to a year of probation and fined $1,250 for ordering their truck drivers to falsify vehicle inspection reports. According to a report by the Providence Journal, the owners of trucking companies CDE Corporation and Winsor Hill Hauling and Recycling Corporation directed… Read More »

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Why Rhode Island is One of the Worst States for Car Accident Claims

By Robert E. Craven & Associates |

If you own a car and carry auto insurance, you probably know by now that if you are at fault in a car accident, there is a good chance that your premiums will go up. How much your insurance rates will increase after an at-fault crash depends on the state where you live. As… Read More »

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Rhode Island Eliminates the ‘Open and Obvious’ Doctrine from Premises Liability Law

By Robert E. Craven & Associates |

Thanks to the efforts of Robert E. Craven, House Judiciary Chairman and founder of Robert E. Craven & Associates, Rhode Island no longer follows the common principle of “open and obvious” dangers, which used to be a defense in premises liability cases. Rhode Island law has eliminated the “open and obvious” doctrine, which prevented… Read More »

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Charged with “Obstruction” in Rhode Island? | RI Criminal Defense Attorneys

By Robert E. Craven & Associates |

If you’ve been charged with Obstructing an Officer in Rhode Island, call our criminal defense attorneys today for a free consultation. Let our criminal defense experience benefit you! Obstructing an Officer in Rhode Island Rhode Island law criminalizes obstructing an officer in the execution of duty. This is a misdemeanor offense, meaning the maximum… Read More »

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