Premises Liability and Rhode Island Law

In essence, Premises Liability deals with the proper maintenance of public and private property. Examples of those affected by premises liability can include but are not limited to landlords, restaurant owners, and store owners. Under Rhode Island law, owners and managers are required to maintain and secure their property to avoid unsafe or hazardous conditions that could cause residents or guests harm. During the winter months, premises accidents increase due to inadequate maintenance and removal of snow and ice. Slip and fall accidents are the most common and can result in serious physical injury such as fractures, broken bones, sprains,
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Categories: Personal Injury and premises liability.

Personal Injury Caused By A Dog Attack

Rhode Island animal attack laws, including dogs, state that if an animal causes bodily injury or injury to property, the owner or guardian of the owner, should they be a minor, is deemed responsible. The exception to the rule states that if the attacked occurred in response to the victim taunting, teasing, or abusing the animal, or while the victim was unlawfully trying to enter the animal owner’s property, than the owner may not be held accountable for the animal’s actions. Building Your Case Seek medical attention. This is done for two reasons; one is that animal bites are prone
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Auto Accidents Insurance Claim Process

The auto accidents insurance claim process in Rhode Island has some state laws that can add certain protections to accident claims with injuries. Nevertheless, standard procedures are still there in how an insurance company generally deals with your accident, including during the investigation phase. Investigation After Filing Once you’ve filed an injury claim (which can be done online), your insurance company will first look to see if your accident is coverable based on your policy. They’ll also ask you for a copy of the police report so an investigation can start on who was to blame and who wasn’t. That
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Slip, Trips, Falls: What is Premises liability?

If you’ve slipped, tripped, fallen or been injured in any way while on someone else’s property, you should know about your legal rights. You may be able to pursue a premises liability case against the owner or other parties.What is premises liability? Rhode Island statutes require property owners to use a “…a reasonable standard of care..” when it comes to protecting lawful visitors from injury on their premises. Failure to do so may render the owner legally liable for any resultant injuries on their premises. A “lawful visitor”If you were on someone’s premises as an invited guest; or you were
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Categories: Personal Injury and premises liability.