d’Oliveira & Associates are the Rhode Island slip and fall lawyers. Our Law Firm are slip and fall legal gurus who have been getting maximum compensation for over 32 years. 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 slip and fall lawyers RI do not charge a fee unless you receive a settlement or award. Please contact us toll-free 24/7 at (Click To Call 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. Every trip and fall accident is different. (Click-To-Learn-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. Get educated today! (Click-To-Learn-More) about getting full compensation.
Slip and Falls at Supermarkets, Walmart and Other Big Box Stores
The supermarket is a very common area where slip and falls take place. Supermarkets see hundreds, potentially even thousands, of people every day. All around the supermarket are potential slipping hazards from liquids and tripping hazards from small objects. It is important to be aware of these dangers and know what to do if you are involved in a slip and fall accident.
Are Supermarkets Legally Responsible for Slip and Fall Accidents?
Like any commercially owned business, a supermarket is legally obligated to keep their property safe from foreseeable dangers. If an injury occurs on the property from a foreseeable danger, then the property owners are held responsible for these resulting injuries. You would then be compensated for your medical expenses, lost earnings from work and pain and suffering, among other losses.
What Should I do After Being Injured in a Slip and Fall At A Supermarket?
The burden of proof is on the person who was injured in a slip and fall. Therefore it is important to follow certain steps to best aid this process:
- Contact the Store Manager – This should be done right after you have fallen. An incident report should be filled out and a copy should be given to you.
- Take Photos and Videos of the Scene – Showing the scene from your vantage point is a good thing to have for your claim. Supermarkets often have surveillance cameras that could have recorded the incident.
- Get the Supermarkets Insurance Information – The manager will be able to get this information for you. If it is a large supermarket, you can get information about its corporate headquarters. If it a small supermarket, get the owner’s contact information.
- Document all Expenses – Any medical bills, time lost at work, or other losses related to this injury should be maintained and held onto for your slip and fall lawyer.
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. Over $250,000,000 Won for our clients. 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.
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. The reasons for slip and falls are endless (Click-To-Learn-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. Home owners are responcible for keeping their property safe. Learn Today About Private Residences Slip and Falls .
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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
Can you collect workers comp after a slip and fall case?
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 If You Have Slipped and Fallen?
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.