Covid-19 Update

The Law Offices of Ronald J. Resmini, LTD. is taking a safe but proactive approach to the Coronavirus situation in our law practice. We are working every day to represent our clients. At the same time, we are following best practices to protect the health of our employees and our clients.

All of our employees understand that they should not be working if they are sick, and in particular, that they should not be at our office while sick.

To further protect our employees and our clients we are encouraging meetings by phone, FaceTime, Skype or similar means. We have represented clients from out of state for many years. Our clients often prefer this to traveling to our office.

We are also working with opposing counsel, to arrange court appearances, settlement conferences, and other litigation events remotely whenever possible.

Your phone calls will be returned. Your emails will be answered. Your case deadlines will be met.

The days ahead may be a challenge. But we will continue to work to take care of our client’s cases and to take on new matters and clients. We will simply manage your case in less traditional, more technology-driven ways, that are safer for your health and ours. Please stay healthy and contact us if you have any questions or concerns regarding your case or a new matter for us to consider.

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Law Offices of Ronald J. Resmini Expand Legal Team with Addition of Attorney Charles Garabedian

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (Oct. 3, 2019) — The Law Offices of Ronald J. Resmini Ltd. is pleased to announce the addition of attorney Charles Garabedian to its law firm. Garabedian’s extensive experience in personal injury law, appellate work, and Supreme Court appeals, will support the law firm’s commitment to offering excellent legal counsel and favorable case results.

“Charles has had a successful legal career, and he has retained his clients’ trust because he is committed to offering services with integrity,” said Ronald J. Resmini, Founder of the Law Offices of Ronald J. Resmini. “We are pleased to welcome him to our firm, and look forward to helping more people receive the justice they deserve.”

Garabedian has more than a decade of experience providing legal counsel through his previous role at a law firm and as a solo practitioner. Over the course of his career, he has assisted and originated Supreme Court appeals as well as trial briefs and trial preparations. He has also assisted in matters before the Grand Jury in both Rhode Island and Massachusetts.

“The collaboration that exists between the Resmini family and associates is exceptional, and I welcome the opportunity to help even more clients in need of legal representation,” Garabedian said.

At the firm, Garabedian will take personal injury cases, research solutions for cases, provide briefs, and represent clients at trials. He will also address defendant pleadings and responses from the firm. Garabedian, a resident of Smithfield, Rhode Island, earned his law degree from the Roger Williams School of Law.

About the Law Offices of Ronald J. Resmini
The Law Offices of Ronald J. Resmini is a personal injury law firm serving all of Rhode Island and Massachusetts with offices in Providence, R.I., Seekonk and Fall River, Mass. The firm celebrated 45 years of practicing law in 2015. Mr. Resmini is nationally recognized for his expertise in uninsured motorist cases and has authored more than twenty RI Law Institute handbooks on Personal Injury Law, Product Liability, Trial and Settlement Practice, Domestic Relations and other litigation topics.

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Law Offices of Ronald J Resmini, LTD. attorneys selected to Super Lawyers 2018

Members of the Law Offices of Ronald J Resmini, LTD. were selected to the prestigious “Super Lawyers” for 2018 Super Lawyers list of top Attorneys in Rhode Island. Partners Jason, Adam, and Andrew were selected to the highly prestigious “Rising Stars” list of top Attorneys in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. *While up to five percent of the lawyers in the state are named to Super Lawyers, no more than 2.5 percent are named to the Rising Stars list. This will also be in Rhode Island Monthly, this month.
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The Rising Stars Selection Process

The selection process for the Rising Stars list is the same as the Super Lawyers selection process, with one exception: to be eligible for inclusion in Rising Stars, a candidate must be either 40 years old or younger or in practice for 10 years or less. All attorneys first go through the Super Lawyers selection process. Those who are not selected to the Super Lawyers list, but who meet either one of the Rising Stars eligibility requirements, go through the Rising Stars selection process. While up to five percent of the lawyers in the state are named to Super Lawyers, no more than 2.5 percent are named to the Rising Stars list.

Recent Trial Verdict – Pedestrian Accident

The Law Offices of Ronald J. Resmini, LTD. recently obtained a jury verdict in the amount $250,000.00 for our well-deserving Client.

Our office demanded $275,000.00, prior to trial, but we were offered $120,000. The judgment after trial with interest, costs and expenses totals $250,000.00. There were $33,000 in medicals. Our client had not worked since the day of the incident of January 8, 2014, and at the time was a waitress. The incident in question occurred when the Plaintiff was walking in a crosswalk and struck by the Defendant with her vehicle.

2018 Resmini-Fenton-O’Brien Scholarship Recipients

The Law Offices of Ronald J. Resmini, LTD. would like to congratulate Hannah Sfameni and Kelly Vieira, 2018’s Resmini-Fenton-O’Brien Scholarship recipients.

The Resmini-Fenton-O’Brien Scholarship provides assistance to deserving students who demonstrate financial need. It is usually awarded to a Rhode Island native who will assist their community with the spirit of preparedness, sensitivity, professionalism, and scholarship.

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Court Rules Inmate Serving Life Sentence can’t Sue after being Attacked

The Rhode Island Supreme Court has swatted down a lawsuit by an inmate serving a life sentence. It ruled that such inmates are prohibited from filing suit because the law sees them as “dead.”

The lawsuit was brought against the Department of Corrections by Dana Gallop, an inmate serving two life sentences plus 45 years, for killing a rival gang member and shooting a bystander outside of a Providence nightclub in 2008. While imprisoned, Gallop was attacked by another inmate who slashed him with a razor blade, leaving a gash that took 60 stitches to close and a scar across his face.

The law states that individuals serving life sentences are “civilly dead” meaning that they are considered dead for all purposes of marriage, property ownership, and all civil rights. These people are seen as dead to the state at the moment of their conviction, even as they are, in actuality, alive and imprisoned.

Gallop’s attorney, Ronald J. Resmini, called the ruling “very disappointing” and dismissed the state’s civil-death statute as “moronic”. Rhode Island is “the only state left with the archaic law,” he elaborated.

The Law Offices of Ronald J. Resmini took on this case after being contacted by Gallop and growing outraged by the facts. This unfair ruling is incredibly concerning for those who believe in accountability in the prison system and the rights of those in its care.

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New Law Makes Driving while Holding Your Mobile Device Illegal in Rhode Island

A law that went into effect on June 1 makes it illegal to hold your cell phone/mobile device in your hand while operating a vehicle.

Police plan to fiercely enforce the law. Individuals caught using their phones while driving will be issued a $100 fine the first time. However, the fine can be waived if you are able to show that you’ve purchased a hands-free solution for your car, such as a mount. This is because the law does not prohibit hands-free use of mobile devices.

The law is designed to combat distracted driving, which causes numerous serious car accidents every year. The intention is not to be inconvenient, but rather to save lives.

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Former Fall River Mayor Sam Sutter to Join Resmini Law Offices

The entire team here at Resmini Law Offices are proud to welcome attorney Sam Sutter to the firm. Attorney Sutter has practiced law since 1984 and has served citizens in Rhode Island in many different capacities for decades. He has worked as an assistant District Attorney, District Attorney, and as Mayor of Fall River, and has dedicated his life to the service of the citizens of this great state.

Read the official press release here, or watch the video above for more information on this welcome addition to our expanding team here at Resmini Law Offices.

Truck Driver’s Hours of Service Regulations

Truck driving can be an exhausting profession. It requires drivers to be on the road for long hours and at strange times. The number of hours a trucker can drive is regulated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, but many drivers figure out ways to falsify information and blow past these regulations. They have a number of incentives for doing so. Truck drivers are employed by large trucking companies that pressure them to meet deadlines, even if it means driving while exhausted. Additionally, most drivers are paid by the hour, encouraging them to work longer and earn more money. When truck drivers operate longer than they are supposed to and do not get enough sleep, they become dangerous to themselves and everyone else driving around them. Fatigued drivers are not good drivers and the chances of an accident occurring increases greatly.

Accidents involving large commercial vehicles are often devastatingly disastrous. The large size and power of the vehicles enable them to be very destructive against passenger vehicles. The result of a trucking accident could leave victims in physical pain, emotional distress, and with expensive medical bills. If you were injured in a trucking accident, you may be entitled to financial compensation. The attorneys of the [firm-name] understand how overwhelming it can be to recover from a serious accident. Compensation may not be able to fix your injuries, but it can take away the financial burden so that you and your family can focus on healing.

Hours of Service Regulations

As previously stated, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration outlines the regulations that truck drivers must follow. These regulations are as follows:

  • Drivers may not drive over a maximum of 11 hours after a consecutive ten hours off-duty
  • Drivers may not drive beyond 14 consecutive hours after coming on duty. Off-duty time does not extend the 14 hours
  • Drivers may drive only if eight hours or less has passed since the end of a driver’s last off-duty or sleep period of at least 30 minutes.
  • Drivers may not drive after 60/70 hours on duty in 7/8 consecutive days.
  • Drivers must take at least eight consecutive hours to sleep, plus an additional two consecutive hours off-duty

Hours of Service Regulations exist to keep truck drivers and those around them safe while on the road. When these regulations are not followed, drivers are neglecting their responsibility and the lives of those around them.

Contact Us

If you or someone you love has been injured by a negligent and fatigued truck driver, contact one of the qualified attorneys at the Law Offices of Ronald J. Resmini, LTD. We have the experience and knowledge needed to represent you at every stage of the legal process and get you the compensation you need. To discuss the details of your case, contact our office at (401) 751-8855 today.