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.

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.