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

October 6th, 2014 | 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… Read More

Exploding Rifle Target Has Potential to Cause RI Personal Injury

October 5th, 2014 | News

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… Read More

What is a Traumatic Brain Injury or TBI?

September 30th, 2014 | Brain injury

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 brain, can lead to TBI.   In 2010, 2.5 million people suffered TBI. (Centers for Disease… Read More

Avoiding RI Car Accidents: Do Daytime Headlights Help Keep You Safe?

September 29th, 2014 | Car accident

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 you to stare right into the sun.  It’s a deceptively dangerous situation that all of… Read More

Nursing Home Abuse Law: Case Focuses On Shell Companies

September 25th, 2014 | News

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 answers and to hold the nursing home owners responsible. The Insurance Journal reports on… Read More

Workers Compensation Proceeding Finds Link Between Diesel Fume Exposure and Cancer

September 21st, 2014 | News

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 Judge Jay Leibowitz awarded widow Dorota Nigro the maximum amount allowable for husband Anthony’s work-related… Read More

Risks of Teen Driving to RI Teens and Their Parents

September 18th, 2014 | Safe driving

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 injuries from motor vehicle accidents.  Drivers ages 16-19 are three times more likely than drivers… Read More

What to Do Following a RI Car Accident

September 12th, 2014 | Car accident

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 accidents.  First, do not leave the scene. If you leave, you could be charged with a… Read More

Liability Questions in Hands-Off and Self-Driving Cars

September 10th, 2014 | Safe driving

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 – due out in 2015.  In these cars drivers can ride with hands off the… Read More

RI Nursing Home Lawyer: The Most Cited Nursing Homes

September 7th, 2014 | Nursing home abuse

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 GoLocalProv that reviews federal inspections data from state nursing homes from the last three to four… Read More

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