Category Archives: Slip And Fall
Can You Hold A Landlord Liable For Your Slip And Fall Injuries On The Leased Property?
If you slipped and fell on your leased property, you might wonder whether you can hold your landlord liable for your injury and resulting damages. The question is not as straightforward as it may seem. Under the common law, you may not be able to sue your landlord for injuries on the leased premises… Read More »
How To Prove A Slip And Fall Accident And Recover Damages In Rhode Island?
When a person is injured on someone else’s property in a slip and fall accident, they may be entitled to compensation. However, in order to recover damages, the injured person must prove that the property owner either failed to maintain the premises in a safe condition or failed to remedy a dangerous condition. Proving… Read More »
Are Property Owners Liable for Injuries from Slip and Falls on Ice and Snow?
Rhode Island is known for its cold, snowy winters. Unfortunately, many property owners neglect their duty to remove snow and ice from sidewalks, parking lots, and other walking areas. Icy and slippery sidewalks can cause preventable falls. If a property owner fails to keep their premises in a reasonably safe condition, and you end… Read More »
Who’s Liable for Your Injury on a Public Sidewalk in Rhode Island?
If you get injured in a slip and fall accident on private property, the owner of the property may be to blame for your injury. However, fault may not be immediately clear if you get injured on a city sidewalk or street in Rhode Island. If there was a hazardous condition that caused the… Read More »
What’s the Average Slip and Fall Accident Settlement in Rhode Island?
A personal injury attorney in Rhode Island or any other state often encounters clients who want to know the average payout for slip and fall injury settlements. And it makes sense why. After all, any injured person wants to know how much money they can expect to be able to plan their budget. Since… Read More »
Can a Rhode Island Bar Be Held Liable for Your Slip & Fall Injury?
What happens if you slip and fall or trip and fall in a bar or nightclub? Are you the only one to blame, or can the bar be held responsible for your injury? What if someone dies? These are the questions that Rhode Island residents have been asking upon hearing the news that a… Read More »
Airbnb’s Popularity Grows in Rhode Island, But What About Liability for Guests’ Injuries?
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 »
Rhode Island Eliminates the ‘Open and Obvious’ Doctrine from Premises Liability Law
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 »