Month: September 2014

Traumatic brain injury, often referred to as TBI, is a complex injury with a broad spectrum of symptoms and disabilities. A bump, blow or jolt to the head, or a penetrating head injury that disrupts the normal function of the … Continue reading

Imagine getting out of work, around 6 o’clock PM. The Rhode Island sun is still high enough where it isn’t dark yet, so you can clearly see ahead of you while you’re driving…until you make that left turn that forces … Continue reading

Today, most nursing homes are owned by large corporate conglomerates. This is true with Rhode Island nursing homes as well as across the country. These corporate structures present challenges for families who have experienced nursing home abuse and are looking for … Continue reading

The widow of a bus mechanic who died from lung cancer won a landmark legal victory linking her husband’s disease to 28 years of diesel exhaust exposure while working in a Metropolitan Transit Authority garage. In August 2014, Workers Compensation … Continue reading

With school starting, teen drivers are out in full force. Some startling statistics remind us of the risks teen drivers and their parents face.  According to the Centers for Disease Control, the leading cause of death in teens is personal … Continue reading

A car accident can be frightening and challenging. It is easy to feel overwhelmed and not know what to do, at the scene of the crash, and afterwards. The Rhode Island State Police publishes a list of recommendations for Rhode Island car … Continue reading

Major auto manufacturers are breaking ground with hands-free driving technology. The Wall Street Journal reports that General Motors Co. will launch Cadillacs with hands-free automated driving systems and Wi-Fi systems allowing vehicle to vehicle communication as early as 2016 models … Continue reading

Do you have a loved on residing in a Rhode Island nursing home? Or perhaps you are shopping for a nursing home facility here in the Ocean State.  If so, you will want to check out this week’s report from … Continue reading

Rhode Island law follows federal guidelines to ensure that motor vehicle operators place a child in the proper position and restraint system while riding in vehicles. (R.I. Gen. Laws § 31-22-22) Where must a child sit in a motor vehicle?  All children under … Continue reading