Rhode Island Injury Lawyer Handling Slip & Fall Accident Cases
At the Pawtucket law offices of Raymond A. Pacia, we have experience handling a wide variety of personal injury matters, including claims arising out of dangerous premises and slip and fall, or trip and fall, accidents. Our firm possesses the talent and resources to handle cases against private property owners, such as homeowners, employers and businesses, as well as public property owners, including cities, counties and the State of Rhode Island.
Pawtucket Premises Liability Cases - When Can I Sue a Property Owner?
Premises liability is a broad area of law that allows people who have been injured as the result of a dangerous property condition to recover compensation for their injuries and damages. Claims arising from slip and fall accidents are the most well-known type of premises liability case, but premises liability can also include failure to provide adequate security, animal attacks and toxic exposure. Some of the most common cases involve:
- Falling merchandise
- Escalator and elevator accidents
- Broken stairs and dangerous staircases
- Faulty handrails and guardrails
- Uneven sidewalks
- Parking lots with debris and/or cracked pavement
- Lack of adequate lighting
- Electrical hazards
- Falling trees and tree branches
- Dogs and other animals that are not properly secured
- Drowning accidents and swimming pool accidents
- Unsafe playgrounds and recreational facilities
- Lack of signs warning people of dangerous conditions
- Lack of maintenance
- Lack of security or ineffective security on the premises
An accident resulting from an unsafe property condition can occur almost anywhere, such as office buildings, grocery stores, restaurants, shopping malls, hotels, public walkways, schools, stadiums, amusement parks and hospitals. For more information about specific types of premises liability claims please see our pages describing pedestrian accidents, child personal injury, dog bites, and boating and recreational injuries.
Proving Liability in a Slip & Fall Case
Premises liability cases require an experienced injury attorney because they are often complex and difficult to prove, despite seeming straightforward. Claims vary significantly based on the circumstances of an accident, and the strength of a claim depends upon many factors, including the victim's purpose for being on the property, how the personal injury occurred, whether the property owner was aware of the hazard, and what evidence is available.
Talk to an Experienced Rhode Island Injury Lawyer about Your Accident
If you or someone you love slipped on someone's property, fell on someone's stairs, or were otherwise harmed because of a dangerous property condition, contact the law offices of Ray Pacia in Pawtucket to discuss your potential claim during a free initial consultation. We handle personal injury and wrongful death cases on a contingency fee basis, which means you pay no attorney's fees until we collect compensation on your behalf.