Archive for Product Liability

Importance of Pain and Suffering in a Wrongful Death Case

shutterstock_157658858In wrongful death cases, one of the important factors in regard to damages is pain and suffering of the decedent. I have worked with many experts over the years to help establish the type of pain and suffering a person endured or suffered before they passed away. Under Rhode Island law, a person can recover for pain and suffering so it’s important that you get the right firm and the right attorney that can help you establish the pain and suffering that a loved one went through before they passed away.

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

Does the Property Owner Require Notice to Have a Slip and Fall Case?

slip and fallIn Rhode Island, a slip and fall in a slip and fall case, the owner needs to be given a reasonable period of time to remedy the situation which caused the fall. What is a reasonable period of time? That’s up to the jury to decide. But if you fall, it’s important that you come to my office because we will start an investigation immediately to establish how long whether it was ice, a substance, whatever you slipped and fell on. We have an investigation team that will determine immediately, you know, how long it had been there, who’s responsible for it, or what have you. So again, if you’re involved in a slip and fall, there is a period of time that the owner of the property is given to remedy the situation. That’s what the case comes down to – what is the reasonable period of time to remedy before the fall occurred?

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

Points to Know if I Slip and Fall on Ice

slip and fall iceIf you slip and fall on ice especially on a commercial property, it’s important that, if you can, you notify whoever the owner is or the management company for the property that you did in fact slip and fall on ice on their property. This will create a record of what had occurred and what time it occurred. If you’re unable to do so, don’t worry about that. Contact our office as soon as possible and we’ll contact the commercial property, the management team, one of them maybe and let them know that the accident occurred and then there’ll be a record of what had occurred and how it occurred.

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

Will Homeowners Insurance Cover an Injury Case?

09.12.12 insuranceIn many cases, homeowners’ insurance does cover slip and falls. It’s important again, that you come to our office so we can get a copy of the policy but in most cases, homeowner’s does cover slip and fall incidents. If you slip and fall on a commercial property, my experience is 99% of the times, there is insurance which will cover that lost.

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