Rhode Island Personal Injury Questions & Answers

Q: How does the court decide if a bar is liable for over-serving me drinks before I got into a car accident?

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Rhode Island on
Answered on Dec 30, 2018
Timur Akpinar's answer
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.

Tim Akpinar

Q: My mother in law constantly puts her mitts on things that don't belong to her in an area deemed as a private area.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Civil Rights and Landlord - Tenant for Rhode Island on
Answered on Nov 27, 2017
Neville Bedford's answer
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.

Q: I am 17 but i was 16 at the time i got raped by a 20 year old man who was my boyfriend

1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment, Criminal Law and Personal Injury for Rhode Island on
Answered on Nov 6, 2017
Peter N. Munsing's answer
1) you were raped. It's a crime. You should really report that to the police.

2) you may file a civil suit but if the rapist has no money there isn't a civil case that can be brought that won't cost you more.

3) consult a member of the RI assn for justice to discuss your options.I believe the statute of limitations is three years from the date of the event, but in the case of a minor, 3 years from your 18th birthday.

Q: 17yBoy assaults16y Girl in grandparents house after the grandparents invited her and can there civil s againt gp?

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Rhode Island on
Answered on Feb 19, 2017
Peter N. Munsing's answer
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.

Q: is there a case for an autism child got a target burn mark on his butt on the last day of summer daycare?.

2 Answers | Asked in Domestic Violence, Family Law and Personal Injury for Rhode Island on
Answered on Aug 19, 2016
Peter N. Munsing's answer
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.

Q: a school is letting 5 children cross a 4 lane road without a crossing guard to get to school is this right?

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Rhode Island on
Answered on Aug 18, 2016
Peter N. Munsing's answer
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, and for all kids unsafe due to lack of sidewalks and crossings.

The following is from a R.I. case:

"In accordance with the provisions of G.L. 1956 (1988 Reenactment) § 16-21-1(a), municipalities are...

Q: Stolen Vehicle, Parking Lot at fault?

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Rhode Island on
Answered on Mar 27, 2015
Neville Bedford's answer
When you have a problem like this, it is best to meet with an attorney and retain them to assist you.

Q: as a plantif can i just end a civil suit

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Rhode Island on
Answered on Jan 27, 2015
Bernard P. Healy's answer
Yes. You can withdraw your application for disability benefits at any time.

Q: My friend and I were rear ended while vacationing in California,the person admitted fault,we're both injured and Ri resi

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Rhode Island on
Answered on Nov 30, 2014
Neville Bedford's answer
As long as that is recorded in the police report, it will likely be sorted out between the insurance companies. If you suffered injuries, consider retaining an injury to assist you.

Q: CAN I SUE SOMEONE FOR I D THEFT AND IS THERE A TIME LIMITATION?

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Rhode Island on
Answered on Nov 21, 2014
Neville Bedford's answer
Yes, meet with an attorney soonest to make sure that the time limit has not lapsed.

Q: Can I sue my landlord for not installing a railing in the basement where I fell and injured my back?

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Rhode Island on
Answered on Oct 11, 2012
Timothy J. Deffet's answer
The answer is possibly. You should take pictures of the basement and railing area on the stairs immediately from all angles. Go see a doctor, give a history of the accident, keep copies of all bills and records. Are there any code violations on the property? Shoddy maintenance etc? Any witnesses to your fall? You should contact a RI attorney ASAP. I am only licenses in IL but grew up in RI and know attorneys licensed there if you need someone. Feel free to contact me. These cases can be tricky....

Q: MY GIRL FRIEND FELL ON A STEP IN A NIGHT CLUB THAT WAS NOT PROPERLY LIGHTED.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Rhode Island on
Answered on Aug 15, 2011
Terrence Rubino's answer
your girlfriend is best served by contacting a reputable rhode island attorney who does injury work. first consultations are usually free and normally lawyers will do the case on a contingent %. some court systems are online like indiana where it is fairly easy to find out who has sued or been sued and for what. short of that, prior lawsuits for the same thing are typically discovered by your lawyer after the case is filed. good luck!

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