If you or a loved one have suffered an injury from a slip and fall accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses, lost earnings and pain and suffering, among other losses. Our experienced Rhode Island slip and fall lawyers do not charge a fee unless you receive a settlement or award. Please contact us toll-free 24/7 at 1-800-992-6878 or through our online contact form for a free (no obligation) case evaluation today.
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What Is A Slip And Fall Case?
A slip and fall case is when you are injured on a property and that injury could have been prevented if the property owner took reasonable safety measures. Slip and fall cases can oftentimes be hard to prove because there are many elements that must be taken into consideration. This is why having an experienced Rhode Island slip and fall lawyer representing you can beneficially impact your case. Read more.
Revised Slip and Fall Legislation In RI
Changed in favor of the injured party, the old, “open and obvious doctrine” went into effect July 15, 2019. Before this change, the injured party was unable to recover if they were injured in a situation that was thought to be open and obvious. Under the new version of this doctrine, the injured party now has the potential to recover monetary damages even if the hazardous situation was considered open and obvious. It should be noted that Rhode Island is still a comparative negligence state. For example, if the injured party was 10% negligent, they would only receive 90% compensation. However, it is still good to have the potential for some recovery rather than no chance to recover at all.
What May I Be Compensated For?
Our attorneys are dedicated to getting you the most favorable settlement for all your losses. Such losses may include medical expenses, lost wages, scarring (if applicable) and pain and suffering, among other losses. Read more.
What Are Our Firm’s Best Slip and Fall Settlements?
For 30 years, we have successfully represented clients who were injured in slip and fall accidents in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. For example, our firm maintained joint responsibility with another law firm and negotiated an $850,000 settlement after our client was injured as a result of a flight of stairs collapsing underneath him. Click here to see some of our other successful slip and fall settlements.
How Much Does Your Firm Charge?
Our firm charges a standard 1/3 of your settlement or award. We initially cover any costs that may be necessary while proving your case, such as by getting medical reports or conducting investigations related to the incident. From the beginning of your case, you are not required to pay any fees until we are successful in obtaining a settlement or award.
How Do Most Slip and Falls Happen?
The most common place where slip and fall accidents happen is in grocery stores. The items in supermarkets contain liquid that can easily fall on the floor and can spread around the store by grocery cart wheels. Aside from the grocery store, some other common causes include ice and snow, ripped or torn carpeting or missing handrails on stairways. Read more.
What About Slip And Falls That Occur On Private Residences?
Homeowners and renters must keep their properties safe for everyone who is allowed to be there. These situations can get complicated, which is why we recommend you contact a proficient Rhode Island slip and fall lawyer who can help you with everything. Read more.
What About Slip And Falls On Commercial Property?
Department stores, grocery stores and restaurants are the most common commercial properties where slip and fall accidents take place. Courts hold commercial property owners to a greater standard of safety than homeowners since they invite people onto their property to make a profit. These owners carry insurance to help pay for these claims and our attorneys are experienced when it comes to negotiating a fair and just settlement from insurance companies. Read more.
What About Slip and Falls On Government Property?
While the government is usually afforded more protection against slip and fall claims than businesses or homeowners, they still have a duty to keep their premises safe. Read more.
Workers’ Compensation Benefits
Workers’ compensation is a form of slip and fall injury. Workers’ compensation usually covers most slip and fall injuries, as long as they occurred while you were on the job. You may also be able to file a third-party claim if your injury was caused by someone else, such as a sub-contractor. Read more.
Why Call d’Oliveira & Associates?
Here are 10 simple reasons why you should consider hiring our firm to handle your Rhode Island slip and fall case. Of those reasons, each of our lawyers have at least 20 years of experience handling these types of cases and will not charge you a legal fee until you obtain the settlement or award that you deserve. For a free (no-obligation) case consultation, call us at 1-800-992-6878 or fill out a contact form online.