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Who May Make a Wrongful Death Claim in Rhode Island?

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It is sad that every day people die from accidents of all types such as vehicle accidents, dangerous drugs, and medical malpractice. Rhode Island law allows claims to be filed for these losses in many cases where an individual or business is responsible for the death. The Estate Has the First Right to Sue… Read More »

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Leading Causes of Legal Malpractice

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The American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Lawyers’ Professional Liability conducted a study in 2010 that examined 42,076 legal malpractice claims and the reasons they occurred. More than one-half of all claims resulted from lawyer ignorance, inattention or laziness. The top 7 reasons clients sued their attorneys were: Failure to know or apply the… Read More »

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Four Types of Lawyers You Should Never Hire

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Finding the right lawyer can be a daunting task. How does one even know where to start? There are so many attorneys out there making promises and offering a wide variety of services. Many people looking to hire a lawyer have little experience with the legal system and may not even know what kind… Read More »

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Dangerous Providence Pedestrian Crossing to be Improved

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On June 21, 2016, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation announced it would be making significant improvements at the dangerous pedestrian crossing in Providence where Francis Street and Memorial Boulevard intersect. This intersection features heavy vehicular and pedestrian traffic. Being located close to the Providence Place Mall, it is perhaps the busiest pedestrian road… Read More »

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Fourth of July Deadliest Day on American Roadways

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Independence Day is statistically the deadliest day to be on the road. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety reports that on average, 118 deaths will occur across America. Twenty-six motorcyclists will die, more than double the number of motorcycle riders who perish in accidents on an average day. There are several factors for this… Read More »

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Drunk Driving in Rhode Island

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A person is injured every two minutes in a drunk driving crash, according to safety advocacy group Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that over 10,000 people were killed in 2013 as a result of alcohol-related crashes. Despite years of safety advocacy and ever-tightening laws,… Read More »

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Pedestrians Hit by Vehicles When Crossing Roads

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Collisions between pedestrians and vehicles are a significant cause of personal injuries and death. Statistics compiled by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, show that in 2014 almost 5,000 pedestrians were killed by cars, trucks, buses and other motor vehicles. Another 65,000 pedestrians suffered injuries, many of which were serious – involving the… Read More »

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Who May Make a Wrongful Death Claim in Rhode Island?

By Kiselica Law Firm |

It is sad that every day people die from accidents of all types such as vehicle accidents, dangerous drugs, and medical malpractice. Rhode Island law allows claims to be filed for these losses in many cases where an individual or business is responsible for the death. The Estate Has the First Right to Sue… Read More »

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Common Auto Accident Injuries

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The most common injuries suffered in an automobile accident involve the head, face, neck, back, arms, hands, shoulders, chest, ribs, knees, hips, legs, ankles and feet. In addition to injuries arising from the impact itself, drivers and passengers can suffer injury from seatbelts, airbags that inflate at up to 200 mph, steering wheels, dashboards,… Read More »

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Rear End Auto Accidents Are Not as Simple as They Appear

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Persons injured when their vehicle is struck from behind are often surprised to learn their claim is far from easy. In Rhode Island, every year there is a trial where the jury finds in favor of a driver who hit the rear of the vehicle ahead of him. Insurance companies see a lot of… Read More »

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