A New Hampshire woman received a $548,000 settlement from Liberty Mutual Insurance and Arbella Insurance after being injured in a slip and fall accident. She was coming out of a hotel in Rhode Island and slipped on ice in the parking lot. The ice was so bad that emergency vehicles had a very difficult time getting to her. As a result of her fall, she sustained a broken leg that required immediate surgery. d’Oliveira & Associates remained jointly responsible with another personal injury lawyer, who settled this case.
Attorney Paul d’Oliveira said, “This was an excellent settlement for this client as slip and fall cases are very difficult to win in court.”
Places of business owe a duty of care to the guests that are on their property. This duty of care would include ensuring their parking lots are clear of hazardous iced-over pavement that guests can easily slip on. A slip and fall accident occurring on ice can have devastating consequences, much like it did for this client. Without stable footing, you can easily lose your balance and fall awkwardly. Some of the most common injuries occurring on ice include fractured or broken bones, back injuries, concussions and ligament strains. If this should happen to you, you should contact a slip and fall lawyer to discuss the details of your claim.
Contact a Rhode Island Slip and Fall Lawyer
If you or a loved one were injured in a slip and fall accident, you could be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses, pain and suffering and lost earnings, among other losses. Our Rhode Island Slip and Fall Lawyers know how to get you the best possible settlement or award of your claim. Call our firm at 800-992-6878 or fill out an online contact form for a free (no obligation) case evaluation.