Archive for Slip and Fall

Should I Get a Lawyer if I get Hurt on Someone Else’s Property?

shutterstock_186815732If you’re involved in a slip and fall or a trip and fall on someone else’s property, it’s important that you come to our law firm as soon as possible so we can take the steps to protect with your loss. There will be insurance coverage issues. There will be investigation issues but it’s very important that you come to our office as soon as you can so we can stop the process to protect your rights.

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

Importance of Premises Liability or Slip and Fall Cases

premises liabilityOne of the most important things to know about a premises liability or slip and fall case is that there are notices the towns and municipalities that have to be made within a short period of time from when you fell on a municipal property in order to pursue a claim against the town or the city. If you do not put that notice in, you will be barred. So it’s very important that you contact this firm as soon as possible after the fall occurred on a town or municipal property to protect your rights.

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

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.

Determining a Strong Slip and Fall Case

shutterstock_93542683How do you know if you have a good slip and fall case? Primarily, the only way you’re gonna know if you come and talk to me honestly. Slip and fall cases can be tricky but I’ve been successful literally hundreds of them. There are different issues involved but that’s why you need to come and speak with me. When you come in, we’ll discuss how it happened, where it happened, when it happened and the parties that may or may not be responsible for your resulting fall. But again, it’s important that you come in and speak with me as soon as possible so we can start the investigation sooner than later.

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

If I Slip on a Sidewalk in RI, is it the Responsibility of the Property Owner or the Town?

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If you slipped on a sidewalk or a highway or a town road in Rhode Island, it’s very important that you come in and see me as soon as you can after it happens. There are very strict notice requirements in Rhode Island to the cities about slipping falls or tripping falls on municipal sidewalks or highways. If a proper notice is not given to the town within that very short period of time, you will lose your right to bring an action against the town municipality so again, it’s very important if you slip and fall on a highway or a sidewalk to contact us this form as soon as possible so we can get that notice out right away.

This informational blog post was brought to you by Mark A. Fay, an experienced Rhode Island Slip and Fall Injury Lawyer.