NHTSA Warns Car Owners to Replace Takata Airbags

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is urgently warning owners of 7.8 million vehicles–mostly older vehicles–to replace defective airbags manufactured by Japanese supplier Takata Corp.  Regulators are concerned that defective airbag canisters could explode during an auto accident, releasing shrapnel that could cause personal injuries to car drivers and passengers. The list of affected vehicles…

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Hockey Fan Injury Leads to Negligence Suit Seeking Better Netting

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With the kickoff of the Providence Bruins hockey season, as RI personal injury lawyers, we remind fans of safety tips during hockey games. Pucks striking fans in the stands have caused unfortunate injuries. However, the odds of being injured may be reduced by sitting towards the center of the rink where the puck rarely enters the…

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What to Do Before and After Surgery

Helpful Tips

One of the toughest parts of any Rhode Island personal injury case is the road to recovery. Whether it is a RI car accident, motorcycle accident, slip and fall or medical malpractice, regaining one’s independence and health is a difficult and potentially lengthy process. In some cases, surgery may be an important step in getting…

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Challenging Courtroom Stereotypes of Motorcyclists

The public’s perception of motorcyclists involved in accidents is generally that they are more dangerous on the road than other drivers. They are perceived as riding loud bikes, wearing leather and just generally not being safe on the road. How do we change the jury’s perception during a trial? With all of these negative preconceptions,…

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National Teen Driver Safety Week: October 19-25, 2014

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Today kicks off National Teen Driver Safety Week from October 19-25, 2014.  Teen driving safety is a major concern for any parent. While a new teen driver can be an important milestone, parents need to know that teenagers make up an alarmingly high percentage of fatal accidents in the United States, and Rhode Island and Massachusetts are no…

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Firm To Attend Brain Injury Association Fundraiser

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On October 19, 2014, Mike and the law firm will support the Brain Injury Association of Rhode Island’s fundraising event in Warwick, Rhode Island. The event is titled as a “2 Mile Walk/5k Run” that will start at 8:30 am (run) at Goddard Memorial Park. There will be t-shirts and post race awards and a…

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What is Mediation, and How Can It Help to Win a Case?

Mediation

In several personal injury cases, we go to mediation, and clients often have many questions about what it is and how it fits into the case: What is mediation, what actually happens there and how do you prepare for it? Mediation is a settlement negotiation where an impartial lawyer or judge will help to settle…

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Exploding Rifle Target Has Potential to Cause RI Personal Injury

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An Ohio woman’s personal injuries from exploding rifle targets is sparking some debate over product liability and the dangerous nature of the product. In 2012, Jennifer Plank-Greer was standing fifty yards away from a refrigerator rigged with an explosive target as she recorded a man aiming a rifle at it with her cell phone. When he fired, he…

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