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The Coronavirus Pandemic’s Effect on Your Rhode Island Personal Injury Case

By Robert E. Craven & Associates |

Our country, and the entire world, is going through unprecedented times right now. The war against the coronavirus pandemic has disrupted almost all aspects of our everyday lives. Things may become particularly confusing for those who were unfortunate to get injured during or shortly before the pandemic due to its potential effects on personal… Read More »

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Who Can Make a Rhode Island Wrongful Death Claim?

By Robert E. Craven & Associates |

In Rhode Island, surviving family members can pursue a wrongful death claim if their loved one died due to another person’s negligence, recklessness, malpractice, or lack of action. For instance, when an individual dies as a result of a drunk driver’s impairment, the deceased’s dependents may have the right to file a wrongful death… Read More »

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Rhode Island Could Strengthen Penalties for Repeat DUI Offenders

By Robert E. Craven & Associates |

About one in three traffic deaths in the U.S. involve a drunk driver with a blood alcohol concentration of .08% or higher. Two days after a Rhode Island man was charged with drunk driving twice within 18 hours, the state’s senator renewed his push to toughen penalties for repeat DUI offenders. As reported by… Read More »

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Texting While Walking is Linked to an Increased Risk of Pedestrian Accidents, a Study Shows

By Robert E. Craven & Associates |

Nearly every adult in the U.S. uses a cellphone on a daily basis. Most of us are guilty of checking emails, sending texts, or browsing social media while walking. While doing two things at once can save lots of time, using your phone as you walk is more dangerous than you may realize. In… Read More »

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Who’s at Fault in a Backing Out of Driveway Accident in Rhode Island?

By Robert E. Craven & Associates |

If you were in backing out of the driveway accident in Rhode Island, the question of liability might not be as easily determinable as in other car accident scenarios. If you were hit while the other driver was backing out of a parking space, it might seem that he or she is at fault… Read More »

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A Jury Should Determine Whether Uber is Liable for a Passenger’s Injury, a Rhode Island Judge Rules

By Robert E. Craven & Associates |

Rideshare apps such as Uber and Lyft have become increasingly popular among commuters in Rhode Island. The convenience, accessibility, and affordability make ride-hailing services an attractive option for commuters, riders traveling to and from the airport, or those who need to travel to venues with limited parking, such as downtown Providence. When a Lyft… Read More »

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New Legislation, Co-Sponsored by Rep. Robert E. Craven, to Protect Patients from Unexpected Medical Bills

By Robert E. Craven & Associates |

The new legislation, introduced by Rep. Deborah Ruggiero and co-sponsored by Rep. Robert E. Craven, would prevent patients from receiving unexpected and unreasonably high bills from out-of-network medical providers in Rhode Island, according to a press release on the State of Rhode Island General Assembly’s website. How the New Bill Would Protect Rhode Island… Read More »

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Do All Elderly Drivers in Rhode Island Get Their Driver’s License Suspended or Face Restrictions?

By Robert E. Craven & Associates |

Most traffic rules and regulations imposed by the Rhode Island Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) apply to all drivers regardless of age. While the state claims that it has no special rules for motorists based on age alone, there are special license renewal requirements for drivers who are 75 and older. Other legal rules… Read More »

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Weather-Related Car Accidents in Rhode Island: Avoid Them With These Safe Driving Tips

By Robert E. Craven & Associates |

Ice and snow on Rhode Island roads are not uncommon during winter months. Although adverse weather conditions are factors in car accidents, drivers’ failure to exercise due care may also contribute to crashes on snow and ice. Throughout the country, more than 1,300 people are killed each year in vehicle crashes on snowy, icy,… Read More »

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Recovering Damages After a Rhode Island Bus Accident: Why You Need a Lawyer

By Robert E. Craven & Associates |

Who should be responsible for your injury if you were harmed in a Rhode Island bus accident? Whenever you think of buses or other means of public transportation in Rhode Island, the first thing that comes to mind is RIPTA. RIPTA, Rhode Island Public Transit Authority, is a mass transportation system that offers low-cost… Read More »

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