Rhode Island Slip and Fall Lawyer: Case Success

October 2nd, 2018

Did you know that if you are injured on another’s property, you may have important legal rights? Property owners have a duty to keep their premises free from dangerous conditions.  This area of the law is known as premises liability law and one type of such a case is typically referred to as a “slip […]

First Day of Fall: National Falls Prevention Day

September 21st, 2018

Today might be the official first day of fall, but a slip and fall can happen all days of the year. On September 22nd, the 10th annual “National Falls Prevention Awareness Day” begins, which is sponsored by the National Council on Aging. How to Prevent a Slip and Fall Slip and falls are one of […]

Rhode Island Slip and Fall Law Tips

September 5th, 2018

If you have suffered injury from a slip, trip, or other injury while on another’s property in Rhode Island, you may have important legal rights. Injuries can happen even while you are on the property of a person or company that is dear to you.  Our law firm has experience in addressing these injuries with […]

Attorney Mike Bottaro Quoted in Lawyer Newspaper

June 29th, 2018

Lawyers Newspaper Quotes Attorney Mike Bottaro On Recent Personal Decision Supreme Court Decision When a recent personal injury case came down from the Rhode Island Supreme Court, a respected lawyer’s newspaper looked to Attorney Mike Bottaro for comment. Rhode Island Supreme Court Slip and Fall Decision In Dent v. PRRC, Inc., No. 2016-129 Appeal, the […]

Slip and Fall, Part 2: Notice to Landowner Provable With Recurring Condition

September 25th, 2017

What if you are injured on someone else’s property by falling in a puddle of water caused by a leaky roof?  You are wondering if you have a claim against the landowner. Then you find out that the same puddle and leaking roof were there other times before your fall.  In fact the owner had […]

Slip and Fall, Part 1: Notice to Landowner Provable With Circumstantial Evidence

September 22nd, 2017

Rhode Island landowners have a duty to protect against the risks of a dangerous condition existing on their premises.  If a person suffers injuries after slipping and falling on the landowner’s property, the landowner may be held liable but only if the landowner had notice – knew, or had reason to know – of a […]

Premises Liability: Landowners Must Have Notice of a Defective Condition Before Injury

June 27th, 2017

Some may think that landowners are responsible for any injury on their premises because they have an affirmative duty to exercise reasonable care for the safety of persons expected on their land, including protecting against the risks of dangerous conditions.  However, many people don’t realize that a landowner must know or have reason to know […]

June is National Safety Month

June 4th, 2015

RI & MA Accident Attorney Celebrates National Safety Month June is National Safety Month. This annually celebrated event focuses on reducing the leading causes of injury and death in the United States and helps bring awareness to common safety hazards. From workplace injuries to home accidents and accidents on the road, everyone should practice safety […]

Who Is Liable for Slip and Fall Injuries to Guests and Trespassers?

December 1st, 2014

Did you get injured on property owned by another and wonder whether the landlowner or landlord was negligent?  Let’s take a closer look at the RI premises liability law and how it may apply to you. Duties to Trespassers and Guests Rhode Island law distinguishes a landowner’s duties to trespassers and invited guests. A landowner owes a duty […]

Berman v. Sitrin (2014): RI Supreme Court Upholds Verdict for State in Premises Liability Case

November 17th, 2014

The Rhode Island Supreme Court has denied the appeal of a man rendered a quadriplegic after falling near the Newport Cliff Walk, following a jury verdict in favor of the State of Rhode Island on premises liability.  Berman v. Sitrin, __ A.3d __ (R.I. Nov. 10, 2014). In August 2000, on their honeymoon, Simcha Berman […]

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