Slip and Fall FAQ

How can I prove that a property owner is responsible for my slip and fall?

After your slip and fall injury, there are important steps you should take to help establish your claim. To prove that the property owner is responsible, you should take photos at the scene of the incident that show the property’s conditions. Photos are critical in documenting evidence that may disappear over time. You should also seek medical attention, as your medical records can also serve as evidence.

Who decides how much compensation I will receive for my slip and fall?

Typically, you decide. Most slip and fall claims settle, and it’s up to you when and whether to settle your case. At Bottaro Law, we make sure our clients know exactly what they’re taking home when they receive a settlement offer so that they can make informed decisions about protecting their legal rights. If your case does not settle, you can choose to file a claim in court. If your case goes to trial, a judge or jury will determine the amount of compensation you should receive.

How much will it cost to hire an attorney for my slip and fall claim?

At Bottaro Law, our No Fee Guarantee® ensures that you won’t pay us anything unless we win your case. There are no hidden fees, hourly rates, or retainer fees.

What can I expect when I hire an attorney to represent me?

First, your attorney will let the insurance companies know that you have legal representation. From this point forward, you shouldn’t have to deal with insurance adjusters on your own. Your attorney will negotiate with the insurance companies on your behalf for a favorable settlement. If you don’t receive a reasonable offer, your case may then go to trial.

What if the property owner claims they didn’t know about the dangerous conditions that led to my slip and fall?

In most cases, this excuse isn’t enough for the property owner to avoid liability. In Rhode Island and Massachusetts, property owners can often be held liable if they should have known about the dangerous conditions that caused the incident.

Can a business be held liable if it leases the premises where I slipped and fell?

Yes. In many cases, the business—and not the property owner—has control over the premises and will therefore be held liable for any resulting injuries. When we investigate your claim, we will also work to identify responsible parties.

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    $1,200,000.00 Settlement: In this product liability case, our young client lost her eye due to a defective air bag. We acted fast to preserve the evidence and retain top experts who tested the vehicle. The result was settlement with national counsel for a major auto manufacturer.

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    $660,000.00 Pre-Trial Motorcycle Crash Settlement: When the insurance company denied the claim outright ($0), Mike litigated this case through discovery, engaging renowned experts in the fields of accident reconstruction and physical medicine.

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    $600,000.00 Commercial Truck Crash Settlement: When a truck driver dropped steel beams form his load onto Rte. 10, the resulting crash caused our client to suffer multi-level disc injury resulting in emergency cervical surgery.

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    $650,000.00 Pre-Trial RI Slip and Fall Settlement: Regional market failed to correct a leaky roof and entranceway, causing our client to sustain a devestating knee injury. Mike litigated this case through discovery over the course of severla years.

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    $500,000.00 Rhode Island Nursing Home Abuse Pre-Trial Settlement: Insurer offers $0 pre-litigation. Mike litigates the case working with several experts to prove deviation in standard of care resulting in client who suffered amputations from complications after a nursing home injury.

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    $500,000.00 Massachusetts Wrongful Death Car Accident Policy Limit Settlement: The insurer originally denied the claim and had serious questions about whether the collision ultimately caused the death months later of an elderly gentleman.

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    $500,000.00 Policy Limit Settlement: In this homeowner policy limit insurance case, a handyman’s negligence cost our client his loss of eye. Our legal research on agency law carried the day.

  • $325,000.00

    $325,000.00 Settlement Following Arbitration: Our North Kingstown, RI client was injured in a bike accident, fracturing his patella and requiring emergency surgery. We worked with experts, including a life care planner to ensure our client received fair compensation.

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    A pre-trial settlement was reached for our client who suffered a knee injury requiring multiple surgeries.

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    Our client suffered multi-level disc injury when steel I-beams fell from a commercial truck on Route 10 resulting in multiple cervical surgeries.

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    Personal Injury Attorney Mike Bottaro helps client who suffered amputations from complications after a nursing home injury.

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    This case involved an elderly couple and their granddaughter who were injured after a car turned left in front of their vehicle. The injuries for the woman involved a fractured neck, broken ribs, and an eventual stroke. The man suffered from various injuries from which he never recovered, resulting in his untimely death.

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    This case involved deviations in the standard of care involving pressure ulcers resulting in death.

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    Our North Kingstown, RI, client was injured in a bike accident, fracturing his patella and requiring emergency surgery. We worked with experts, including a life care planner to ensure our client received fair compensation.

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