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Have You Been Injured on Someone’s Property In Rhode Island?
Countless people are injured due to someone else’s negligence every single year. Property owners have the responsibility to ensure that their premises are safe for anyone who legally enters. Even still, people often let things fall to disrepair, or they fail to perform necessary maintenance to keep their property safe. No one should be at risk of serious injury or death when entering someone’s premises, but accidents will happen all of the time.
Common Premise Liability Accidents
Without a doubt, the most common type of premise liability accident would be a slip and fall. Improperly marked wet surfaces, or a failure to remove snow and ice from the premise in a timely fashion can make for an incredibly dangerous situation. The most common injuries resulting from a slip and fall accident are traumatic brain injuries, and broken bones.
Another common cause of premise liability accidents is failure to keep up with necessary maintenance and repair. Damaged sidewalks, crumbling staircases, and exposed wires are all unsafe situations that can cause severe injury to guests on the property.
Anytime a property owner fails to ensure their premises are safe for anyone legally entering the property, they are putting visitors at risk, and there is really no excuse for such negligence.
Who is responsible in a premise liability accident?
The first step to determining who is at fault for a premise liability accident is determining the legal status of the visitor. There are a couple of different names for the different statuses, but essentially it comes down to whether the visitor is on the property legally (such as a licensee or an invited guest of the owner) or whether they were there illegally (a trespasser). If the person who has an accident on the property was there illegally, the property owner does not have any responsibility in the situation.
Insurance companies often pressure premise liability accident victims to use their own coverage or settle for a fraction of their actual damages, so many injured victims choose to look for the best premise liability lawyer Rhode Island has to offer. As soon as you seek medical attention for your injuries, you should decide what kind of legal representation you need. Insurance companies hire trained professionals, called adjusters, whose sole duty is to settle your case for as low a cost as possible.
What should premise liability accident victims do?
While every premise liability accident is different, the first few minutes after the accident are critical.
- Seek medical attention. If your injuries are severe, don’t wait! Seek emergency medical attention right away. Documenting details at the scene is important, but your life and your health need to come first.
- Collect information. If at all possible, do not leave the scene without first getting the property owner’s full name, phone number, address, and insurance information. If possible, take a photograph of their insurance documentation and ID and email them to yourself immediately.
- Identify evidence. Take photographs right away of your injuries, what it was on their premises that caused your injuries, and the surrounding area. These pictures will help to visually outline the cause of the accident and will be immensely helpful to your attorney.
- Find witnesses. If anyone else saw the accident take place, get their name, phone number, and address and make sure to email them to yourself right away. A photograph of an ID can also be helpful, particularly if your attorney needs to compel them to answer.
What is a liability attorney?
A premise liability attorney is a lawyer who will fight for the rights of someone who was injured due to negligence in an accident on someone else’s property. They will help make sure that the injured party has their best shot at getting the maximum compensation they are due.
What are the classifications of premise liability?
There are many different types of personal injuries that may be considered a premise liability case. These include (but are not limited to) slip and fall, dog bites, snow accidents, elevator accidents, fires, toxic chemicals, and inadequate maintenance.
How long do I have to file a lawsuit after a premise liability accident?
As with all personal injury cases, there is a statute of limitations for premise liability injury claims. In Rhode Island, you have three years after the date of the accident and injury. This is why you should call an experienced Premise Liability Lawyer as soon as possible so that you don’t run the risk of running out of time.
Finding The Best Providence Premise Liability Lawyer
Hiring a Providence premise liability lawyer is an important decision. The best premise liability attorneys are able to evaluate your case quickly and provide advice so you can make an informed decision. No attorney should ever pretend to know the exact value of your case in advance, and you should never pay for an initial consultation. The law office of Louis W. Grande handles premise liability cases on “contingency” contracts, meaning that you never pay unless we win your case.
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Louis W. Grande is a top-rated, award-winning Providence personal injury lawyer that has helped clients throughout the state of Rhode Island for the last 30+ years recover millions in compensation for personal injury claims. Have you been injured? Call today for a free case evaluation.
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TOP-RATED PROVIDENCE PREMISE LIABILITY LAWYER
Louis W. Grande is committed to providing quality legal representation and above all, personal attention to our clients’ individual needs. Conveniently located within minutes of downtown Providence on historic Smith Street, there is never a charge for an initial consultation. With evening and weekend appointments available, when your personal problems call for an experienced Rhode Island Premise Liability Lawyer, our firm is ready to assist you.
- No fee or cost unless we win your case.
- Receive the maximum compensation for your injuries.
- Personalized and professional service.
Before talking with the property owner’s insurance company, be sure to call our office. We are here to serve you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We aggressively defend the rights of people injured in premise liability accidents and other personal injuries in Rhode Island. We will keep you updated on the status of your claim at all times while explaining the process and what you can expect following a premise liability accident with an injury. We are fully committed to getting the most money we can for you.
The time following a premise liability accident with resulting injuries is stressful, and we are here to offer you our legal support by fighting aggressively to defend your rights. No matter your legal situation, if you suffer an injury due to the negligence of a property owner, you could be compensated for your injuries.
Our goal is to get you the compensation you and your family deserve to relieve the financial impact following a premise liability accident or other injury. Contact me now for help.