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Injured on Someone’s Property? Know Your Rights in Rhode Island

Getting injured on someone’s property is not a small matter. If it has to do with their negligence, you have every right to seek compensation. It’s amazing how injuries you dismiss as nothing much can turn into serious problems. Associated medical bills can be significant. If your original injuries are serious from the get-go, they can worsen; we may be talking hundreds, even thousands of dollars in lost wages, not to mention a severe disruption to your current lifestyle. When injuries occur on someone’s property, you are entitled to seek compensation from the owner’s liability insurance company or from the individual foolish enough not to have it.

Basic Conditions for a Premise Liability Claim

  • An injury must have occurred on someone else’s property.
  • The property must have been in an unsafe condition.
  • The property owner knew or should have had reasonable knowledge that the premises were unsafe.
  • The property owner did not take reasonable care to amend the unsafe condition of their property.

Claims for premises liability injuries involve a variety of situations, including:

  • Trip or slip and fall accidents
  • Explosions or fires
  • Swimming pool injuries
  • Pet and animal attacks
  • Claims arising from negligent security
  • Injuries due to broken glass
  • Injuries at amusement parks, farms, residential homes, malls, and theaters
  • Apartment complex negligence

The most frequent accident injuries involving premise liability include:

  • Bone fractures
  • Ligament injuries and burns
  • Neck wounds
  • Electric shock
  • Fall injuries/slip and fall incidents
  • Spinal cord damage

These injuries occur from accidents a lot more serious than simply tripping over a tree stump, but as any liability lawyer will tell you, it’s startling the damage a minor fall can do. If possible, lawyers advise getting medical help immediately; this is crucial to your statement of medical bills, treatment, and the seriousness of your injury. Advise the property owner of the accident; this prevents them from playing dumb in court. Call the police. Their report may be the only official record of the accident with names and numbers of bystanders and witnesses.

The big “no, no” if you plan to sue is never to speak with an insurance company. That’s your liability attorney’s job, whom you or someone close to you will hire as soon as possible.

The Calvino Law Associates Promise

When it comes to providing representation during a strenuous time, our team works hard with and for you. We’ll be by your side with your best interests at heart, working to build a strong case focused on you and your family’s needs. When it comes to settlements, we make every effort to speed things up. We keep you in the information loop every step of the way. You’ll never have to call us to find out what’s happening or how the case is proceeding. Having this knowledge helps us provide the peace of mind you need to focus on what’s important: your recovery.

Call us at (401) 205-3733 or use our online contact form. We serve Providence, North Kingstown, and the surrounding areas in Rhode Island.

Get the legal ball rolling toward getting you the money you deserve, the money to which you are legally entitled. FIGHT BACK. CALL JACK!

Calvino Law Associates

373 Elmwood Ave.

Providence, RI 02907

(401) 205-3733

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