Warwick Slip and Fall Attorneys
If you have fallen on someone else’s premises, you should not have to struggle to pay your medical bills and other expenses alone; you may actually be entitled to significant compensation. The Warwick slip and fall attorneys of The Law Offices of Ronald J. Resmini, Accident & Injury Lawyers, Ltd. represent people who have been hurt in accidents like these, and we’re here to help you.
A slip can happen almost anywhere, and sometimes it’s no one’s fault. Often, however, there is negligence behind that slip. Whether it’s liquid that should have been cleared up, unsecured carpet, or an obstacle that’s in a walkway that should have been moved, when people fall, it’s usually because someone failed to keep the premises safe.
Slips and falls are very dangerous and result in many serious injuries and personal setbacks. The Centers for Disease Control has found that the number of deaths related to falls is actually rising. Those that have fallen and suffered a serious injury may face expensive medical treatment and potential difficulty with work for a long time to come, but if they hire a Warwick slip and fall attorney, they may not have to pay those expenses out of their own pocket.
The Law Offices of Ronald J. Resmini, Accident & Injury Lawyers, Ltd. has been representing Warwick slip and fall victims for more than 50 years. We have some of the most prestigious and successful lawyers in Rhode Island in our family and in our firm. Whatever the specifics of your case, if someone is responsible for your fall, we can hold them accountable.
If you or someone you loved has suffered a slip and fall accident, it’s time to fight back. The Law Offices of Ronald J. Resmini, Accident & Injury Lawyers, Ltd. are ready to represent you. Contact us at (401) 352-5271 so we can set up a free consultation about your potential case.
To Prove Negligence, You May Need a Slip and Fall Lawyer
Property owners have a duty to keep their space safe for those passing through. When an office, store, or even public road is not kept up to a safe standard, and no effort is made to warn people walking through, those owners are negligent.
However, proving negligence is complicated. You need a lawyer that knows how to use the law and gather the right evidence to create a case that is strong enough to prove all the components of negligence. A slip and fall lawyer will know how to use a combination of experts, medical professionals, interviews, documents, and other data to assemble a case that leaves no room for excuses from those responsible, and no chance for them to avoid paying the compensation owed to you.
We Can Help
With the Law Offices of Ronald J. Resmini, Accident & Injury Lawyers, Ltd., you’ll be working with lawyers that are firmly established in Warwick, who have decades of experience, and who have won prestige and awards for the fierceness and quality of their advocacy on behalf of their clients. Founder Ronald J. Resmini has been a regular name on the list of Rhode Island Super Lawyers. He has written numerous books about personal injury law in Rhode Island, and he has earned the highest possible rating from Martindale-Hubbell, AV Preeminent. His sons have followed in his footsteps, with all three listed as Super Lawyer Rising Stars. This prestige has been earned by a powerful commitment to every client and a determined and fierce advocacy on their behalf. With a long history of major victories for slip and fall victims just like you, the Law Offices of Ronald J. Resmini, Accident & Injury Lawyers, Ltd. knows how to take care of you and your case.
Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents
Slips and falls can happen at any place and at any time, but certain types of cases are more common than others. At the Law Offices of Ronald J. Resmini, Accident & Injury Lawyers, Ltd., we have seen them all. Some of the most common issues we hear our clients tell us about include:
- Spills that haven’t been cleaned up
- Wet pavement
- Over-waxed floors
- Ice that has not been removed
- Trash that has not been cleaned up
- Store merchandise that has not been cleared up
- Organic debris, such as branches or leaves, that has not been cleared up
- Cables, cords, rope, or wires that have not been properly stored or secured
- Carpet that hasn’t been properly attached
- Stairs with hazards on them or without a railing
- Uneven, broken sidewalks
- Loose gravel on walkways
These are only some of the slip hazards that might have resulted in your fall. Whatever the specific circumstances of your slipping, tripping, or falling, if your way was obstructed, uneven, or slippery, you may have the right to file a claim.
Common Injuries That Result from Slips and Falls
As mentioned above, falling is a leading cause of death in America. Even when the injuries are not that serious, they can still be significant and life-altering. Some of the most common injuries include:
- Broken hips
- Spinal injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Internal damage
- Torn ligaments and joint damage
- Scars and facial disfigurement
- Scrapes, bruises, and lacerations
- Neck and back injuries
- Emotional distress
- Psychological trauma
Any of the above can be a serious trauma to the individual and their families. They should not be forced to face the future alone and without compensation when someone’s negligence caused their injuries.
Proving Negligence in Slip and Fall Accidents
Proving negligence for slip and fall cases can be tricky. First, you must prove that the property owner owed you a duty of care – i.e., that you were legally entitled to be on the property and that it was in fact the owner’s responsibility to keep you safe. Next, you must prove that the property owner breached that duty by leaving a slipping or tripping hazard out and unmarked. Then, you must prove that you suffered significant injuries as a direct result of this breach. and that your injuries weren’t caused by anything that happened before or after the accident.
Furthermore, Rhode Island is a Pure Comparative Fault state. That means that if you contributed to your fall, such as if you were texting or running when it happened, your compensation will be reduced by whatever percentage at fault you are found. That means if you are found to be 10% at fault for your accident and are awarded $1000, you will only get to keep $900.
The Law Offices of Ronald J. Resmini, Accident & Injury Lawyers, Ltd. Is Ready to Represent You
If you or someone you know has been injured in a slip and fall accident, the Law Offices of Ronald J. Resmini, Accident & Injury Lawyers, Ltd. can help you get compensation from those who allowed you to get hurt in the first place. Call us at (401) 352-5271 so we can discuss your case during a free consultation.