Isn’t it my own fault if I slipped and fell on someone else’s property?

Not necessarily. Under many circumstances, property owners can be entirely at fault for a person’s slip and fall. For example, a recently mopped floor at the grocery store should be marked with caution signs. If it isn’t, you could easily suffer a fall before realizing the area is slippery. Don’t make assumptions about your ability to file a claim until you speak with an attorney who knows Rhode Island or Massachusetts premises liability law.