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Important first steps to take after an injury

An injury due to an accident or work-related incident can be an uncertain time in the lives of many Rhode Islanders. The first steps you take following an accident can determine your long-term path to recovery. Insurance companies and employers will consider their bottom line before they consider your immediate needs.

Product Liability - Collapsing Chairs

Many people are injured from chairs that collapse as they sit in them giving rise to serious product liability cases. The injuries are usually quite serious as the unsuspecting person sits in a chair and it collapses causing the spine to compress or causing a striking of the head or both.

Rhode Island drivers and the risk of distracted driving

Rhode Island drivers may take interest in a Liberty Mutual Research Institution for Safety study which found that a two-second glance away from the road makes it more difficult to anticipate driving hazards. Even momentary distractions, such as checking a smartphone for a call or message, may increase the risk of a car accident. During the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's recommended two-second limit for looking away from the road, a vehicle traveling at 70 miles per hour travels approximately 200 feet.

Steps to take after a Rhode Island car accident

It is often difficult for a Rhode Island resident to know what to do after being in a car accident that was the other driver's fault. Dealing with insurance companies can be very frustrating, and the other driver's insurance company may try to deny a claim in order to try to avoid paying for damages.

Study finds teens put on makeup, change clothes while driving

Rhode Island parents may have warned their teenagers about the dangers of texting and driving, but a new study finds there are other distracting behaviors teens engage in while behind the wheel that might need to be addressed. The study, which was led by an assistant professor at Oregon State University, found that young drivers often put on makeup, do homework and change contact lenses while driving. Surprisingly, 27 percent of teens also admitted they have changed clothes and shoes while operating a vehicle.

Actionable Sports Injuries

When you play a sport in school injuries can happen. However, if you feel that you have sustained a serious injury due to another's negligence which could have been prevented, call Karns Burman. There is case law in Rhode Island which may support your claim against the school and/or town for the injuries that you received during a game or practice despite the fact that coaches are immune from prosecution in this State. In Schultz v. Foster-Glocester Regional School District 755 A.2d 153 (R.I. 2000), the plaintiff was injured during cheerleading practice when a new maneuver was introduced without the proper safety precautions causing a 100 percent displaced radia head fracture of her right elbow. The Rhode Island Supreme Court held that the plaintiff was an identifiable person to whom the school district owed a special duty and therefore, plaintiff could proceed with her claim against the school district. I have handled many of these cases and have the experience to get you the compensation that you deserve.

The risks of internal bleeding

Internal bleeding is an often-serious injury that may result from a car accident after a body part hits or is hit with a blunt or penetrable object. While some internal bleeding is obvious from the injury that causes it, Rhode Island residents may not know that internal bleeding could take days to occur from a less-obvious trauma.

Dog Bite

Each city or town in the State of Rhode Island has strict leash laws in place. If you, your child or dog are attacked by an unleashed dog, the dog owner's violation of their city or town's leash law is negligence per se and an actionable offense. Additionally, the Rhode Island Supreme Court has held that dog owners are strictly liable for any attack by their dog upon a person or pet when the dog is out of his or her enclosure. Veterinary bills are expensive and scars can be permanent so don't act alone. Hire one of our experienced Attorneys to help get you the compensation that you deserve. No fee unless successful so let us fight to protect your right to walk the street without fear of being attacked.

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