Who Is Responsible For Your Injuries?
The parties responsible are usually the owners of the property where the injury occurred. If the property is rented, the landlord may be responsible if the incident occurred in an area where the landlord had control and was required to maintain. The owner of the property is responsible for general maintenance, including repairing or eliminating any dangerous conditions. If you are involved in a slip and fall accident on a private residence, contact the experienced Rhode Island Slip and Fall lawyers at 1-800-992-6878 or fill out a contact form online to learn more about the compensation that you may be entitled to.
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It is often uncomfortable to be faced with the situation of filing a claim against a friend or family member if you were injured at their house. However, it is the only way to ensure that you are fully compensated for your injuries. Typically, homeowner’s insurance will provide coverage if someone is injured on the insured property. In such cases, the homeowner will experience very little loss while you will receive compensation for your medical bills, lost income and pain and suffering.
When Is A Homeowner Not At Fault?
A homeowner may not always be at fault for accidents on a residential property, especially if the person who fell was fully responsible for the fall. They also may not be responsible for the injuries of trespassers and unwanted guests (i.e. burglars) because those individuals are not invited guests on the property. However, children are sometimes an exception to the rule because children are unable to perceive danger in the same way as adults.
For example, a homeowner might be at fault if a child trespassed onto their property to use the homeowner’s pool and was injured. If the homeowner knew that a child would be enticed to use their pool and did not take the necessary precautions to keep their pool area safe, then they could be held responsible. However, an adult in the same situation would not be able to recover in a slip and fall lawsuit because they should have been aware of the potential danger.
Why Hire Us?
If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident at someone’s home, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, and other losses. Our Rhode Island Slip and Fall lawyers are experienced in handling slip and fall cases and will not charge you a legal fee unless you obtain the compensation that you deserve. For a free (no obligation) case evaluation, call our toll free number at 1-800-992-6878 or fill out a contact form on our website.