Author Archive for Murphy & Fay LLP

I Got a Ticket for Driving with a Suspended License

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With a suspended license charge, it’s a misdemeanor in the state of Rhode Island. The first thing I speak to the client about is do they know necessarily what is suspended in their license and if they don’t or if they do, we address that suspension. When I said if they don’t, what would need to be done I’ll run their license, do some work maybe operate a control and I’d find out whether it could be anything whether it would be a municipal court fine that wasn’t paid, whether it was an accident report that wasn’t filed or failure to put an SR22 or something in their history that has suspended them. I think the first direction I would take with this client is after I get the answer to what suspension is that, I would put the best foot forward to get that suspension reinstated and then deal with the suspended license charge.

This informational blog post was provided by Norman Landroche Jr., an experienced Rhode Island Criminal Defense Lawyer.

I Got a Ticket for Driving in the Wrong Direction

shutterstock_232672318If you got a ticket for driving a wrong direction, I would certainly get a full history of your driving abstract and get a look at your record. I wanna know the particulars of where you were, are you familiar with this area, of course, was there an accident or other people on the road, the time, the date, the place. I want to specify really is it a serious violation? Certainly I do understand that driving the wrong way puts the driver into a serious situation but I want to make sure as far as it’s just that violation. Is it more to it and we’ll address it from that point on.

This informational blog post was provided by Norman Landroche Jr., an experienced Rhode Island Criminal Defense Attorney.

Evaluation of Different Attorneys for your Personal Injury Case

lawyer meeting closingOne of the most important things you can do when you’re going into an attorney’s office to represent you on a personal injury case is to ask that attorney “When’s the last time you tried a case? When is the last time you were in a court room either state court, federal court or district court? How did you do? What type of case was it? When was the last time you won a case?” Unfortunately in Rhode Island, there’s thousands of personal injury cases. You see them on billboards. You see them on TV commercials. You see them in the phonebook with full-page ads. They’re good businessmen. They know how to get you into their office. They can settle cases but can they maximize the return for you if they’re not willing to go all the way and try the case and win the case for you because believe me, the insurance companies know these good businessmen attorneys who don’t try cases.

So my advice to you when you come to my firm or any firm, first thing you ask a personal injury attorney is how many cases have your tried? How many cases have you won and when is the last time you’ve been in the courtroom? If you come to see me, I can answer those questions for you. I have years of experience. I tried cases in state and federal court every year on personal injury cases and had been very successful.

This informational blog post was provided by Mark A. Fay, an experienced Rhode Island Personal Injury Attorney.

Speeding Up the Closing Time when Buying a House

for sale sold house real estateIn regard to first time home buyers or someone who’s buying a property, in regard to the time frame from the time you actually signed the Purchase and Sale Agreement until the time you close, it’s really dependent upon what you put in the contract. You can give yourself a short period of time if you think you can get all your inspections done within that time period or you can give yourself a longer period of time if you feel you need additional for inspections or to obtain financing.

The important thing is when you’re buying a piece of property which is probably gonna be your major investment for your lifetime is that you have someone from Murphy and Fay review that Purchase and Sale Agreement to make sure you are protected as the buyer. Even the standard Purchase and Sale Agreement sometimes have some language in there that I recommend on my client that is either modified or removed. So again, if you’re thinking on buying a property, come to Murphy and Fay and we’ll be more than happy to review your Purchase and Sale Agreement and walk you through the entire process.

This informational blog post was provided by Mark A. Fay, an experienced Rhode Island Real Estate Lawyer.

Advice to those Considering to Sell a Business

shutterstock_143354410If you’re considering selling your business, one of the first things you need to do is make sure that you have the proper appraisal or evaluation done in your business to make sure you’re not selling it for less than what it’s worth. We have the right experts at Murphy and Fay to help you with that process. Once the proper value is determined, then obviously we can help you through the process of actually selling the business and then closing on the business once the sale has been effectuated.

This informational blog post was provided by Mark A. Fay, an experienced Rhode Island Business Lawyer.

Advice to those Considering to Buy a Business

shutterstock_146389226When you’re buying a business, it’s important that you speak with the attorneys here in Murphy and Fay to help you through that very complicated process. We’ll take you from the very beginning from just evaluating the value of the business right through closing on the property whether it be just an Asset Purchase Agreement where you’re just purchasing the assets or if you’re gonna go and buy the building, the structure, the realty and everything. We have the people here at Murphy and Fay that can help you through that entire process.

This informational blog post was provided by Mark A. Fay, an experienced Rhode Island Business Attorney.

The Best Business Formation Option in Rhode Island

shutterstock_165901811The best business structure in Rhode Island generally is the LLC, Limited Liability Corporation. Rhode Island has some of the most favorable Limited Liability Corporations statues on the books. If you’re mom-and-pop small business guy going out in your own for the first time, usually the best way to set you up initially is an LLC. This firm handles that and we’re more than happy to talk to you about it.

This informational blog post was provided by Mark A. Fay, an experienced Rhode Island Business Lawyer.

What to Tell a Patient if the Problem is the Doctor’s Fault

shutterstock_182066816If you ever hear from a doctor that a continuing problem that you have as a result of some kind of treatment you’ve received from a doctor is “your fault”, you might have a problem. It’s very important that if you have a continuing problem as a result of something a doctor did or didn’t do and you’re not sure why you have that continuing problem but the doctor is telling you it’s your fault that you have that continuing problem, that you come in and speak with me. The first thing I’ll do is get all your medical records and we’ll be able to go through the medical records to determine exactly what happened and if necessary, the next step again would be to get an expert to review those records and if we determine that after speaking with the expert that this, in fact, was not your fault but the doctor’s fault, then we can proceed to bring an action against the doctor.

This informational blog post was provided by Mark A. Fay, an experienced Rhode Island Medical Malpractice Lawyer.

Importance of Causation in a Medical Malpractice Case

shutterstock_226321963Causation in a medical malpractice case is very important. With the help of the proper expert which we have available, the expert will let us know that the breach of the standard of care which the doctor committed actually resulted in the injury which you’re claiming. Without that causation piece in the medical malpractice case, you do not have a case. So it’s important that once we establish there was a breach on the standard of care, it’s also important that the expert tells me and gives an opinion that that breach was the actual cause of the injury which you’re claiming.

This informational blog post was provided by Mark A. Fay, an experienced Rhode Island Medical Malpractice Attorney.

Medical Malpractice Cases based on Surgical Errors

shutterstock_196126157Medical malpractice cases based in surgical errors occur again, more frequently than people probably realize. The important thing on a medical malpractice case involving a surgical error is to make sure that all the medical records are compiled, organized and reviewed by a proper surgical expert. Again, I’ve been doing this for 25 years. I have worked with many experts across the country in regard to surgical errors. If an expert in whatever area of surgery involved in a medical malpractice case comes back to me and gives me an opinion that there was a breach in the standard of care for the surgical procedure, my client, you will have a case and then we will proceed forward for you.

This informational blog post was provided by Mark A. Fay, an experienced Rhode Island Medical Malpractice Attorney.