Recently, d’Oliveira & Associates, through remaining jointly responsible with a Providence, RI trial lawyer, obtained a $100,000 settlement from Allstate Insurance Company. We obtained this settlement for a Pawtucket, RI woman, who was walking in a parking lot when she slipped and fell on ice causing injuries to her shoulders. The offer was obtained after filing with the courts and agreeing to settle.

Slip and Fall on ice

Attorney Paul d’Oliveira stated that, “As the client recovered so nicely, I was surprised at the amount the insurance company was willing to pay in this case. Allstate is a difficult company to negotiate with. Also, slip and fall cases on ice and snow are very difficult because juries often attribute at least partial blame on the injured person and reduce the damage award accordingly.”

Slip and fall cases can be complex depending upon the location of the accident. Like in this case, parking lots are almost always owned by surrounding nearby businesses, who have a duty to maintain the safety of the parking lot. This includes, snow and ice removal, as cars and humans are easily susceptible to falling on ice.

Slip and Fall lawyerIf you or a loved one has recently been injured from a slip and fall, you may be entitled to compensation for lost wages, medical expenses, and pain and suffering, among other losses. If you think you may have a case, you should contact an experienced RI Slip and Fall Lawyer today. Just dial us toll-free 24/7 at 1-800-922-6878 or fill out our online contact form for a free (no obligation) case evaluation.

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Paul d’Oliveira

Attorney Paul d’Oliveira has been practicing personal injury and disability law for over 30 years. He started his personal injury law practice in 1989 with two offices in Fall River, MA and East Providence, RI. Today his firm has 16 offices in RI and Southeastern, MA.

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