Rhode Island Personal Injury News: RI Supreme Court Upholds Decision in Federal Hill Slip and Fall Case
July 16th, 2021
Did you know that the Rhode Island Supreme Court recently issued a decision affecting premises liability cases? If you have a slip and fall case, today’s blog is worth checking out!
Rhode Island Slip And Fall Case On Icy Sidewalk – Get Our Help!
In the case, the plaintiff slipped and fell on an icy public sidewalk adjacent to a restaurant in the Federal Hill neighborhood of Providence, Rhode Island.
Filing suit in 2017, the plaintiff argued that the restaurant had voluntarily acted to alert the city of a dangerous condition on the public sidewalk and therefore created a duty to keep the plaintiff safe.
As you will see from this case, slip and fall cases are extremely complex and fraught with peril. There are many ways in which a court or defense can destroy your case. At Bottaro Law, we take pride in properly investigating your slip and fall personal injury case. You can reach us 24/7 by text or phone for a free consult and time is important!
If you have a personal injury from a slip and fall like this, you absolutely need a skilled slip and fall lawyer local to Rhode Island or Massachusetts where I practice.
Clearing Snow And Ice From Another’s Sidewalk May Not Give Rise To A Legal Duty
In the recent RI Supreme Court decision, the focus was centered on the defendant’s legal duty to clear the public sidewalk form ice and snow. In other words, even though the plaintiff suffered personal injuries, legally without a duty, the defendant wins and the plaintiff receives no compensation!
In the case, the defendant conceded that in the past, it had not only voluntarily cleared the sidewalk, but also alerted the city of the same.
Incredibly, perhaps to the reader, the Supreme Court ruled against the plaintiff, holding that such an action was not sufficient to create a legal duty against this particular defendant.
In other words, the injured party lost and was left without a remedy against the restaurant.
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This is a prime example of why you need a top-rated slip and fall lawyer to handle your case.
When trying to collect compensation for your personal injuries from a slip and fall, it can be a long and complicated road. By hiring the wrong attorney, you can be left on the hook for your medical bills.
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