Premises Liability and Rhode Island Law

Premises Liability deals with the proper maintenance of public and private property. Examples of those affected by premises liability can include, but are not limited to, landlords, restaurant owners, and retail business owners. Under Rhode Island law, owners and managers are required to maintain and secure their property to avoid unsafe or hazardous conditions that could cause residents or guests harm.

Examples of Premises Liability

  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Swimming accidents
  • Liquor liability
  • Snow and ice accidents
  • Faulty electrical equipment/wiring
  • Inadequate building security
  • Stairway or disability ramp accidents
  • Elevator or escalator accidents
  • Balcony or porch collapse
  • Diving accidents
  • Sidewalk accidents

Pursuing recovery for premises accidents can be complex. If you are considering doing so, it is highly recommended that you hire an attorney. A premises liability lawyer can help establish negligence by consulting with experts such as contractors, electricians, and security specialists. Once the situation has been evaluated by your attorney, they will compile the evidence gathered and determine the value of your claim. Valuation can be determined by reviewing medical reports, accident reports, and expert testimony.

Once the valuation of your claim has been determined, often your attorney will approach the property representative to either settle the case or pursue the case through formal litigation.

If you have been injured due to unsafe conditions on public or private property, contact an attorney in Rhode Island as soon as you are able, you may be entitled to compensation.


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