Protecting Children in RI Motor Vehicle Accidents: Proper Restraint Systems

September 4th, 2014 | Safe driving

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 age 8 must sit in the rear seat.  A child may only sit in… Read More

Avoiding RI Personal Injuries by Dog Bite

August 29th, 2014 | Dog bite

More than 4.5 million people in the United States are bitten by dogs every year. While most dog bites do not cause serious injury, 15 to 20 people each year will die because of dangerous dog bite infections. (ASPCA)  Here are a few steps to avoid being bitten and what to do if you sustain… Read More

Geico Builds Its Auto Insurance Market With “Cheap” Products

August 26th, 2014 | News

Geico, owned by billionaire Warren Buffett’s company Berkshire Hathaway, is rapidly building its customer base by marketing “cheap” insurance products.  Geico and Mr. Buffett pride themselves on being thrifty.  Geico advertises its products assuming that car insurance customers want the cheapest premiums they can find – without mentioning the quality of coverage provided in return for… Read More

RI and Mass. Nursing Home Law: What You Need To Know About Federal Law

August 22nd, 2014 | Nursing home abuse

Nursing homes are federally regulated under the Nursing Home Reform Act, part of the Omnibus Reconciliation Act of 1987 (“OBRA”). Congress passed OBRA due to growing concern with the poor quality of care in nursing homes, following a Congressional study by the Institute of Medicine in 1986. OBRA and its enforcing government regulations require that… Read More

Rhode Island Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer: Bedsores And Staging

August 13th, 2014 | Nursing home abuse

  Those within the nursing home industry understand that bedsores, also known as decubitus ulcers or pressure ulcers, are one of the most serious injuries suffered by nursing home residents. You should understand that pressure ulcers are avoidable.  And without proper care, pressure ulcers can kill. The National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Board (“NPUAP”) categorizes pressure… Read More

Rhode Island Personal Injury Lawyer: Why Are Recalled Jeeps Still Not Repaired?

August 8th, 2014 | Recalls

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is demanding answers from Chrysler regarding the amount of time it is taking for repairs promised as part of a June 2013 recall of Jeep sport utility vehicles. Federal investigators, as well as RI personal injury attorneys, expressed concerns about these vehicles’ rear-mounted fuel tanks after at least… Read More

Providence Personal Injury Lawyer: Roller Coaster Injuries

August 4th, 2014 | Personal injury

In July 2014 a Los Angeles, CA fire department was called to Six Flags Magic Mountain amusement park after a tree branch fell on a rollercoaster, derailing the coaster and leaving its occupants stranded for hours. According to CNN, The Ninja ride held 22 passengers of which four sustained injuries and two went to the hospital.… Read More

Rhode Island Car Accident Lawyer: An $80 Million Neglectful Driver Case

July 31st, 2014 | News

An Albuquerque judge ended 10 years of litigation and awarded $80 million in the wrongful death of a woman who suffered a slow and painful death while trapped in her vehicle. Laura Miera, 48, had just dropped her daughter off at school when she stopped at a red light. Truman Bahe, who was driving a… Read More

Rhode Island Personal Injury Attorney: Alcohol Poisoning of Minors

July 29th, 2014 | Personal injury

A Burrillville, RI man was recently charged with violating Rhode Island’s Social Host Law after serving alcohol to two 10 year-olds and an 11 year-old, requiring urgent hospitalization for the children. Police responded to Paul White’s home after a Burrillville couple reported that White served alcohol to their 10-year-old daughter and her two friends. The… Read More

Rhode Island Personal Injury Lawyer: Toprol XL Recall

July 25th, 2014 | Recalls

In 2014, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) posted a recall for the widely used heart drug Toprol XL after years of warnings about its generic counterparts. As discussed in a June 2014 New York Times article, Dr. Harry Lever of the Cleveland Clinic has been warning nearly anyone who would listen of his growing… Read More

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