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Should You Accept The First Settlement Offer In Your Personal Injury Case In Rhode Island?

By Robert E. Craven & Associates |

Statistically speaking, only up to 5% of personal injury cases in the United States go to trial. While the vast majority of personal injury cases are settled pre-trial, getting the compensation you deserve can be challenging. Insurance companies are usually not willing to make settlement offers that fairly account for the injured party’s injuries… Read More »

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What’s The Difference Between Ordinary Negligence And Gross Negligence In Personal Injury Cases?

By Robert E. Craven & Associates |

Rhode Island’s personal injury law recognizes two standards of negligence: ordinary and gross negligence. While ordinary negligence is the most common basis for personal injury claims in Rhode Island, gross negligence is also often encountered. When another person or entity is negligent or grossly negligent, and their negligence causes your injury, you have a… Read More »

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Does Rhode Island Law Cap Damages In Personal Injury Cases?

By Robert E. Craven & Associates |

If you have been injured due to someone else’s negligent conduct, you might be able to seek compensation for your financial losses and other damages. But can you recover the maximum amount, or does Rhode Island impose any damages caps? Many residents of Rhode Island do not know whether or not state law limits… Read More »

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How To File A Personal Injury Claim In Rhode Island?

By Robert E. Craven & Associates |

If you have suffered injuries due to someone else’s negligence, you might be entitled to compensation for your damages and losses. You need to file a personal injury claim to get compensated for the damages caused by the negligent person or entity. It is essential to understand what steps you should take to pursue… Read More »

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Can You Recover Damages After A Swimming Pool Accident In Rhode Island?

By Robert E. Craven & Associates |

Swimming pools are fun, but many people forget about just how dangerous pools can be. Swimming pools are found at many commercial and residential properties, including resorts, hotels, apartment complexes, and others. When a swimming pool accident occurs, people who get injured may have a right to seek compensation for their injuries and resulting… Read More »

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How To Deal With The Claims Adjuster When Filing A Personal Injury Claim?

By Robert E. Craven & Associates |

When you report your accident to an insurance company and file a personal injury claim, the insurer will assign a claims adjuster to your case. Contrary to popular belief, claims adjusters play a pivotal role in resolving your claim and determining what compensation you will receive. That’s why it is critical to understand how… Read More »

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Are Punitive Damages Available In Rhode Island Personal Injury Cases?

By Robert E. Craven & Associates |

While personal injury cases are not intended to punish the negligent party or wrongdoer for their conduct, the victim of wrongdoing may be entitled to punitive damages. However, punitive damages are not available in all personal injury cases in Rhode Island. The main purpose of personal injury cases is to ensure that the plaintiff… Read More »

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Am I Entitled To Pain And Suffering Damages In A Rhode Island Personal Injury Case?

By Robert E. Craven & Associates |

Often, injured victims do not know what types of damages they are entitled to after suffering an injury due to someone else’s negligence. Pain and suffering are recoverable types of damages in Rhode Island personal injury cases. Are you unsure if you are entitled to pain and suffering damages in your injury claim? Consult… Read More »

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When Can I File a Negligent Security Claim Against a Property Owner in Rhode Island?

By Robert E. Craven & Associates |

When visiting someone else’s residential or commercial property in Rhode Island, you expect the property owner to keep you safe from harm by employing appropriate security measures on the premises. While property owners cannot always prevent criminal or violent crimes committed by third parties, they are required to provide adequate security on the premises… Read More »

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Does Rhode Island Have a Dram Shop Law and Social Host Liability?

By Robert E. Craven & Associates |

In many states, a person who suffered harm because of an intoxicated person’s misconduct, recklessness, or negligence can recover damages directly from the impaired person and also the establishment that served alcohol to that person. This is known as “dram shop law.” But does Rhode Island have a dram shop law, too? Yes, Rhode… Read More »

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