Rhode Island Personal Injury Law News: State Passes New Law Requiring Insurance For Landlords In Slip And Fall Claims

August 11th, 2021

At Bottaro Law, we have been blessed to support the rights of the injured.  I have served on our trade industry’s board for many years and we were pleased when the state recently passed a new law that should help those of you injured on a landlord’s property.  Let’s take a look at this new law and how it can help you.

RI Legislators Pass Amendment to RI Residential Landlord and Tenant Act

Recently, RI lawmakers passed and signed into law an amendment to the Rhode Island Residential Landlord and Tenant Act.

This amendment now requires landlords to obtain and have in full effect a general liability insurance policy of at least $100,000 for those persons injured on the premises due to the landlord’s negligence. Taking full effect on January 1, 2022, the amendment also requires that landlords present a copy of the insurance to tenants at the beginning of their lease and at any point of renewal.

Why Is The New RI Law Great For Those Injured On Another’s Premises Such As A Slip And Fall Or Dog Bite?

At Bottaro Law, we have helped many people like you over the years recover monetary compensation for injuries sustained while on another’s property.

This area of the law is called “premises liability” and includes injuries suffered from falls, trips, and dog bites.

Before this new law, landlords were not required to carry $100,000.00 in coverage for these types of injuries. The result was that those injured from a dangerous condition such as an icy walk, broken step, or dog bite, could be left without help.

This law helps ensure that landlords know to carry insurance to help those injured.

Why You Need the Top-Rated Bottaro Law Firm By Your Side!

If you’re injured due to the negligence of a property owner, the laws are still stacked against you!  It is very difficult, if not impossible, to collect fair compensation for these injuries without a top personal injury law firm fighting for your interests!

This is why you need the top-rated lawyers at The Bottaro Law Firm.  We handle these cases every day; we offer 24/7 service, and you need not pay us anything out of pocket with our exclusive “No Fee Guarantee” – you only pay us when we win your case!

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