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Contaminated, Carcinogenic Chemicals Found in Dangerous Amounts at Providence, RI Construction Site

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On September 7, the Providence Police FOP and Rhode Island State Police Troopers Association cancelled construction work on the 6/10 Interchange site – one of the state’s largest infrastructure projects – over concerns regarding the presence of contaminated soil containing carcinogenic chemicals that have produced tumors in experimental animals, and could not only harm… Read More »

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Addressing Work Injuries During COVID-19, Including Those Suffered by Teleworkers

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According to a new report assembled by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, Liberty Mutual, and the National Academy of Social Insurance, the top 10 causes of most serious workplace injuries (i.e. those that caused employees to miss work for more than five days) cost US businesses more than $1 billion per week, or… Read More »

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Injuries at Dorm Parties: When Colleges Can Become Liable “Social Hosts”

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Every year, too many college students are injured at campus parties that include alcohol, even though the students are well below the legal age limit. Whether an incident involves sexual assault or a severe accident, host liability law dictates that property owners can be held responsible for these incidents and subsequent injuries that occur… Read More »

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Recent Data Shows an Increase in Distracted Driving from Truck Drivers, Car Accidents, And Catastrophic Injuries

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Recent data from ELD and fleet management technology has revealed that, during the pandemic, truck drivers have been engaging in an increased amount of distracted driving and speeding on the roads. This includes a 20 percent increase in speeding events that involved trucks going more than 11 miles per hour over the speed limit…. Read More »

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When The Police Injure You, Can You Bring a Civil Lawsuit?

By Kiselica Law Firm |

Protests over police brutality and the tragedy involving George Floyd, who died after a police officer kneeled on his neck for more than eight minutes, have erupted all over the country, including here in Providence, where, in June, the Governor decided to activate the Rhode Island National Guard. June 2 in particular was reported… Read More »

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Almost 70 Percent of All Rhode Island COVID-19 Deaths Occurred in Nursing Homes: Your Right to Seek Legal Action

By Kiselica Law Firm |

As in other areas of the country, the pandemic has taken a toll on Rhode Island nursing homes, where a majority of the state’s deaths have occurred. Specifically, out of a total of 342 deaths in the state of Rhode Island, 220 of them have been nursing home residents, which represents almost 70 percent… Read More »

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Wrongful Death Lawsuits Linked to The Pandemic Begin, Warning Facilities Still Failing to Take Precautions

By Kiselica Law Firm |

The fallout from employers, hospitals, and other businesses not doing enough to protect employees from the catastrophic injuries associated with the coronavirus has already begun, with several now being sued for wrongful death claims as a result. This not only includes companies that operate nursing homes and which are now being accused of lacking… Read More »

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Pedestrian Deaths Skyrocket in Rhode Island During Pandemic, Even with Fewer Cars On the Road

By Kiselica Law Firm |

According to the Governors Highway Safety Association, although there are currently fewer cars on the roads due to the pandemic (specifically, two-thirds less traffic), there has also been a spike in reckless driving and speeding as well, including some drivers going more than 100 miles per hour on highways. In fact, in some cities,… Read More »

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Risks Customers May Face with Businesses Reopening in Rhode Island

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In late April, Governor Raimondo and the Director of the Rhode Island Department of Health announced their plans for the “safe” reopening of Rhode Island, which includes lifting the stay at home order and allowing businesses to reopen “under strict public health guidelines.” What this ultimately means is that, because COVID-19 exposure is still… Read More »

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Providence Journal addresses Social Host Laws |One of Attorney Kiselica’s More Challenging Cases

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Providence Journal features one of Attorney Kiselica’s More Challenging Cases Here is the article as it appeared in Providence Journal: Judge: Suit extending social-host law to URI students can proceed By Katie Mulvaney Journal Staff Writer Posted May 7, 2020 at 4:49 PMUpdated May 7, 2020 at 5:04 PM PROVIDENCE — In a case that spells college students beware, a Superior Court judge has ruled… Read More »

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