(b) For the purposes of this section: (i) “Criminal negligence” shall mean: Conduct which is such a departure from what would be that of an ordinary prudent or careful person in the same circumstance as to be incompatible with a proper regard for human life or an indifference to consequences.... View More
Under Title 18 USC Code Section 3613(b), the term "Criminal negligence" is defined as conduct that significantly departs from what an ordinary prudent or careful person would do in the same circumstances, to the extent that it shows a lack of proper regard for human life or indifference...View More
When my brother attacked me, he punched me in the face and broke my face open. I had gone to the hospital and had to get stitches. The cops came to the house after my brother punched me but I didn’t press charges then. While at the hospital my husband (who witnessed the assault) called the cops... View More
It's not too late for you to file a complaint with the police department. It is up to the police whether or not to investigate it. It is up to prosecutors whether or not to bring evidence to a grand jury, get an indictment and charge your brother. You have other options in addition to this....View More
A Rhode Island attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. If the lab and referring doctor responded to the error promptly, it's possible that could have averted actual damages occurring. A local attorney could advise more definitely with additional details - the...View More
The ER sent me home with an antibiotic, which the pharmacy would not fill because it would cause a severe. Reaction to my every day medication, I called my Doctor, left them 4/5 messages, I also informed the doctor through the portal what was going on. In the mean time the infection is getting... View More
The facts you relate have the earmarks of a valid legal malpractice that should be investigated. You should consult with experienced medical malpractice attorneys in your state. You can search for such attorneys on this website.
A Rhode Island attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. No railing might be better than a rickety railing that presents a false sense of security, but your neighbor raises a valid point - not having a railing where one is required or recommended could also create...View More
My son was in a car accident with another party. Small accident where he rear ended the person in front of them. No one was hurt but his air bad went off. Small dent to the persons mini van. The women stated to me at the scene she was in route to a catering activity (and this wasn’t her vehicle)... View More
A Rhode Island attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. As a GENERAL principle nationwide, one could sue for damages they sustained by another vehicle - that seems to be the central crux of your concerns when you ask whether her claim means anything.
Bus stop was changed 2x in 24hrs. It’s now in front of a business on a major street. They say due to living 2 miles from the school we are lucky to even get bussing. Sidewalks are a mess and not safe. Police chief was not notified to inspect and school department has no knowledge if that knew... View More
A Rhode Island attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. One option, as a starting point, might be to see if a local elected official could help, based on the level of hazard and the age of the child. Good luck
I'm on Interstate Parole. I had a violation and had to go back and serve 90 days. Upon release and arrival back to Rhode Island, a GPS monitor was attached. The first time I had a monitor, it was for 90 days. I did not get any marks then.
However, it has been six months since I... View More
I'm not hearing you had medical treatement. Until you get it there is no record showing you have anything caused by the monitor. Once you have that you can ask to have it switched to the other ankle or made so that you can work a sock in between the brace and your ankle.
A Rhode Island attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. I'm sorry for your ordeal involving the joint failure. To make a meaningful assessment, an attorney would probably need to review your records with a medical professional - and possibly a biomedical engineer....View More
This is something that a Rhode Island attorney could advise best on, but your post remains open for three weeks. Ordinarily, most state civil procedure codes contain provisions for amending a complaint (if this is a state court-based claim, which most motor vehicle accidents involving parties from...View More
A Rhode Island attorney could best advise, but your post remains open for two weeks. Until you are able to consult with a local attorney, as a general premise, if you are talking about a purely civil matter, that distinction could be one that the insurance carrier and the claimant, or their...View More
You should consult with a Rhode Island attorney as to what is considered and admissible specific to the state. As a general matter, some of the things that courts in such cases could consider include video footage from the establishment, eyewitness testimony, and receipts.
My mother lives in an area that is shared with my mother in law's things, but was given a clear division line for "her room". These spaces share a common door, however, every time we leave the house, my mother in law enters my mom's space, moves things around that do not belong... View More
Your remedies will depend on whether she is a guest or a tenant. If she is a guest, you might ask her to leave if she continues this behavior you find unacceptable. If she is a tenant, you may have to file a formal eviction.
i do not know if i want to persue a case yet but i want to know if i can do it when im 18 so my parents will not get involved i do have text message evidence that i did say no and i live in rhode island
Depends entirely on what happened. At that age they are young adults and granparents aren't necessarily responsible unless 17 yr old is their kid. Why not contact a member of the RI Assn for Justice --they give free consults.
parent find out at night when bath and brought him to hospital and file a report, this happen on last Friday. police is still claim on investigation but parent think that the department is not going to do much because the officer question if the child had sat on something hot and got burn or did... View More
Charges need to be pressed by the police and /or attorney general's office. A civil suit is possible if it can be shown that it happened at the daycare. Suggest the parents contact an attorney who provides free consultations.
my children were taken the bus it was 0.8 miles in the range but, the school department moved the stop to under the range of 0.75. (right across the street from my house and my friends ) so our children can't take the bus. but, the other children can in the area. this area was always bused... View More
Or someone walks them to school.The school board is presumably elected.That's how you get it--the R.I. Statute seems to say that they have to provide a bus when walking "isnt practicable." Your arguement would be for the kids up to grade 4 or so walking 3/4 of a mile is a long way,...View More
My fiance's car was stolen after being left by a parking attendant at his work after closing with the keys in the car, the doors unlocked. He was never told that the attendant would leave the keys in his car if he did not return to pick them up before closing. His car was then stolen, but... View More
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