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Understanding Personal Injury Claims

If you believe that your accident and injury was caused by the negligence of another person, there is good reason for you to begin exploring what compensation may be available to you by filing a personal injury claim. Personal injury claims that are based on allegations of negligence will need to be able to demonstrate that the … READ MORE

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Rhode Island Attorney Discusses the Dangers of Asbestos

Most people know the Dangers of Asbestos now. Unfortunately, until 1989, many people worked around asbestos and were unaware of the life threatening risks that asbestos exposure causes. Asbestos was originally thought to be safe, but it has now been proven that asbestos can cause diseases such as mesothelioma, lung cancer, pulmonary fibrosis, and asbestosis. … READ MORE

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Duty Owed by Automobile Operator and Degrees of Negligence

Rhode Island has no automobile “guest statue,” nor does it subscribe to the doctrine of degrees of negligence. Therefore, “a driver owes his guest the same duty of ordinary care that he owes to any other person. When a driver deviates from the standard of careful operation of his vehicle…any victims of such improper operation … READ MORE

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Negligence & Requirement of Damages: RI Law Updates

In this update of Rhode Island Practice Tort Law and Personal Injury Practice (Vol. 1), Chapter 2 , Negligence, Section 82, I update my previous publication from 1990. *82. The Requirement of Damages The possibility of contracting cancer resulting from mere exposure to a carcinogen (see asbestos/mesothelioma), although potentially increasing one’s risk of developing cancer, … READ MORE

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NYC Ferry Accident Compared to ’08 Block ISL Accident in RI

The ferry accident in NYC this past week, thankfully resulted in no fatalities, but did leave several people with serious bodily injuries and possible emotional scarring. The accident left many people wondering who will be held responsible and accountable for personal injuries sustained from the crash. With this type of accident, injuries, often to the head, … READ MORE

Written By: Ronald J. Resmini

Last Updated : Monday, July 11, 2022