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Blog posts about slip and fall lawsuits in Rhode Island.

Rhode Island Personal Injury Lawyers – Settlement and Negotiation

Let Experienced Personal Injury Attorneys Work for You!

Many of our Rhode Island personal injury clients are surprised at the amounts of money we are able to get them prior to trial.  In fact, most personal injury cases do not go to trial.  This is personal injury lawyer ri, Rhode Island injury lawyer,because insurance companies are afraid that a Rhode Island jury will side with their fellow Rhode Islander and grant an astronomical settlement.  However, to get the highest settlement you need an experienced personal injury attorney on your side who the insurance companies know is ready to go to trial!  We try personal injury matters on a regular basis and our clients benefit from our willingness to try a case.  Insurance companies don’t want the risk of trial and are much more inclined to settle when they know a trial may become reality!

Personal Injury Settlements

A personal injury settlement is simply an agreement that ends a potential lawsuit.  Often, settlements occur when both sides reach an agreeable amount to settle the case.  This often comes after extensive negotiations.  During negotiations, both sides stress theRobert Craven Top Personal Injury Lawyer RI, AVVO Lawyer RI, Personal Injury RI strengths of their case and the weaknesses of the other side’s case.  Ultimately, settlement figures are discussed and presented to the client.

 However, the settlement amount not only depends on the facts of your case.  The insurance company knows who your attorney is and his/her reputation will effect your settlement. Allow our experienced personal injury attorneys to fight for you.  Whether you’ve been involved in an automobile accident, dog bite incident, slip and fall, or even a case of medical malpractice, we’re ready to fight for you!  Call us today at (401) 453-2700 for a free consultation!

Personal Injury Attorney Robert Craven Receives 10.0 Rating by Avvo, Inc.

Congratulations to Rhode Island attorney Robert E. Craven for receiving a perfect 10.0 rating as “Top Attorney – Personal Injury” by Avvo, Inc.  Avvo is a legal directory that ranks attorneys in each state according to their experience, reputation, successes, and reviews.  Attorney Craven Robert Craven Top Personal Injury Lawyer RI, AVVO Lawyer RI, Personal Injury RIwas recognized for his work representing personal injury clients throughout Rhode Island.

If you or a loved one suffered a personal injury at then hands of another, call our personal injury attorneys today.  We can obtain compensation for your medical bills, pain and suffering, emotional and psychological pain, lost wages, loss of future earnings, future medical bills, etc.  Let our experience create results for you!

Attorney Craven practices criminal defense, personal injury, and general litigation throughout Rhode Island.  For a FREE consultation, call our attorneys today at 401-453-2700.

Slip and Fall Accidents | RI Personal Injury Lawyers

Slip and fall accidents are a significant cause of personal injuries in Rhode Island.  Injuries from slip and fall incidents range from very minor bumps and bruises to catastrophic losses.  What might be just an embarrassing incident at first, could become a serious personal injury within hours or days.

In Rhode Island, slip and fall accidents most often occur in restaurants, grocery stores, malls, and retail stores.  slip and fall accident lawyer RIThese large establishments are often too much for management to completely control, leading to unsafe conditions, and personal injuries.  You may be surprised to learn that even if you’re at fault for an accident, you can still recover a significant dollar amount under Rhode Island law.  RIGL § 9-20-4.

But what should you do immediately after a slip and fall accident in Rhode Island?

  • Seek medical treatment. If you are in pain, this is an obvious action.  However, you may not realize the extent of your injuries at first.  Frequently, we see clients who appear fine immediately following a slip and fall accident but begin to notice significant injuries within hours or days.  Also, many clients try to put up with the pain.  Delaying your medical treatment may lead to serious health consequences and we can guarentee that it will harm your legal case.  Insurance companies will notice that you did not seek treatment immediately following the accident and will suggest that the slip and fall didn’t cause your harm.  By seeking treatment immediately and by attending all scheduled appointments, you can ensure that insurance companies will be inclined to make a favorable settlement offer.
  • File a report. If you fell at a business, make contact with a manager and ask that a report of the incident be generated.  Request that this report include witness statements and all details about the incident.  Additionally, if emergency personnel treated you on scene, ask for their reports of the incident.  By generating reports, you are creating objective evidence that will support your case.  While your recollection of the events is often enough to settle a case or even win a case a trial, objective evidence – such as reports and witness statements – will only help concrete your slip and fall case.
  • Call the attorneys at Robert E. Craven & Associates. Our attorneys handle slip and fall cases in Rhode Island on a regular basis.  We refuse to accept the first offer from insurance companies and we do not hesitate to bring a case to trial (if the client desires).  Allow us to apply our expertise of RI personal injury law to your case for optimal results.

For more information about personal injury cases in RI, see our FAQs of a personal injury lawyer.

Overview: RI Personal Injury Lawsuits | Rhode Island Personal Injury Lawyer

Rhode Island’s personal injury law is constantly evolving.  Our attorneys pride themselves on remaining cognizant of new law so that we can best advocate for our clients.  Below is a basic overview of RI’s personal injury law.

Statute of Limitations

Rhode Island has a three (3) year “statute of limitations” (a deadline) for filing suit in a personal injury case.  RIGL § 9-1-14.  If suit is not filed before the three year deadline, you likely will not be able to recover damages for your injuries.  

“Fault” in Personal Injury Cases

Many clients ask us if they can still “win” a personal injury suit if they’re partially at fault.  The RI Personal Injury Lawsuit | Rhode Island Personal Injury Lawyeranswer is “yes”!  Rhode Island is a comparative fault state.  That means, a plaintiff’s percentage of fault is deducted from his/her total recovery.  For instance, in a personal injury suit with $1,000,000 in damages, if the plaintiff is 30% at fault he/she can still recover $700,000.  In fact, a plaintiff can still recover under Rhode Island law if he/she is 99% at fault!

Dog Bite Cases in Rhode Island

Rhode Island’s law on dog bites is very favorable to plaintiffs.  While many states adhere to the “one bite” rule, which protects owners from liability for the first time their dog bites someone, Rhode Island uses a different law.  If a dog bites someone outside of its enclosure in Rhode Island, the dog owner is “strictly liable” – liable even if he/she or the dog isn’t at fault for the accident.  Due to this favorable statute, Rhode Island plaintiffs are often very successful in dog bite litigation.

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If you have any questions about personal injury law in Rhode Island or would like to speak with a RI personal injury lawyer, call us today for a free consultation.