If you have been injured as a result of a slip and fall accident, you may be able to get a cash settlement for your medical expenses, lost earnings and pain and suffering, among other losses. Our experienced Cranston slip and fall lawyers charge no fee until you receive a settlement or award. Contact us today at 1-800-992-6878 or fill out a contact form online for a free (no obligation) case evaluation.
Have You Been Injured Because of a Slip And Fall Accident?
Call A Cranston Slip And Fall Lawyer To Help You!
What Is A Slip and Fall Case?
The term “slip and fall” is used to describe accidents that happen due to conditions on property such as a store, in a parking lot or even a private walkway. They are called slip and fall accidents because they usually occur from slipping and falling on ice or snow, spilled liquids, slick floors, uneven walkways and/or badly paved lots. Other causes may be less obvious, such as when a property owner fails to install a safety railing when they should have.
By law, property owners are required to take certain steps to ensure that their property is safe for people that are allowed to be there. This includes such things as maintaining safe walkways, removing snow and ice, keeping floors dry and fixing broken or loose flooring. Most times, property owners may not even need to know of the dangerous condition in order to be held accountable for injuries that happened on their property. Read More.
New Laws Regarding Slip and Fall Cases In RI
As of July 15, 2019, the old “open and obvious doctrine” has been altered in favor of the injured party. Under the new law, the injured party now has the ability to recover monetary damages even if the hazardous situation was open and obvious. Prior to this change, the injured party was completely unable to recover if they were injured due to an open and obvious situation. Even though Rhode Island is a comparative negligence state, meaning the amount of negligence attributed to the injured party may reduce recovery amounts, it is still good to have the potential for some recovery rather than no chance to recover.
How Much Is My Slip And Fall Case Worth?
In a slip and fall case, the owner of the property where the injury occurred can be held responsible for your injuries and losses. Typically, the owner will have insurance that will provide compensation for things such as:
- Medical Bills
- Lost Wages
- Pain and Suffering
- Scarring (if applicable)
- Mental Anguish
- Other Losses
What Are Some of Our Firm’s Best Slip and Fall Settlements?
Our firm has a long history of getting favorable settlements and awards in slip and fall cases. We maintained joint responsibility with another lawyer to obtain a $300,000 settlement for a client who fell in the parking lot of a local motel. The parking lot was covered with a layer of ice, topped with a layer of snow that had not been appropriately cleared. The client suffered fractured vertebrae and a ruptured disc in his lower back due to the fall. Click here for some other examples of settlements we have received for slip and fall victims.
What Is Our Legal Fee?
Our Cranston slip and fall lawyers charge a fee equal to 1/3 of your settlement. Additionally, we do not charge you unless we win your case and get you a settlement.
Did You Slip and Fall on a Commercial Property?
If you were hurt in a slip and fall on a commercial property, such as a store, mall or business, you should know that business owners are held to a higher standard of care. It is mandatory for commercial property owners to keep their properties safe for all people who have been invited onto the property. This includes customers, prospective customers and the general public if applicable. Read More.
What Should I Do Right After a Slip and Fall Injury?
If you were injured in a slip and fall accident, you should always seek medical care. If you are able, you should talk to the manager of the property and make sure that an incident report is completed. Also, make sure to document everything that happened, including the condition of the area where you fell and list any witnesses who may have seen what happened. Read More.
Why Hire Us?
If you or a loved one have been injured in a slip and fall accident in Cranston, here are 10 important reasons to hire d’Oliveira and Associates to represent you. We may be able to file a lawsuit on your behalf and help get you the compensation you deserve for your injuries.
Contact an Experienced Cranston Slip and Fall Lawyer Today!
You may be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering, among other losses. For a free (no obligation) case evaluation, call us toll-free at 1-800-992-6878. You may also fill out a contact form online.