Providence Personal Injury Law Blog

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Boating and Booze Can Be a Lethal Combination: Don’t drink while boating and watch out for the other guy!

While most of us can’t help but be aware of the frightening statistics relative to drunk driving and its horrendous risks, many of us don’t consider the dangers of operating boats while “buzzed.” For a great many people, alcoholic beverages are so much a part of summer fun that they would no more think of stepping onto a boat for a pleasure cruise without beer or a pitcher of martinis than without towels or bathing suits. As those who have been injured in boating accidents can testify, however, the delights of boating while inebriated are more than outweighed by the miseries that result from boating while intoxicated. How many individuals have to be maimed, paralyzed, or killed for boaters to take drunk boating seriously?

Boating Accidents Should Be Reported Immediately

If you have had the misfortune of being injured while boating in an accident that is not your fault, especially if the boater responsible for your harm appeared to be intoxicated, your first job is to get to safety and receive any necessary medical care. Your second priority should be reaching out to a well-reputed...

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Monday, April 17, 2017

Lien on Me

Personal injury law, like so many other disciplines, is not cut and dried. Legal knowledge alone is not sufficient. For one to be a truly competent personal injury attorney, compassion as well as interpersonal and negotiation skills are required. Following is a case in point:

Several years ago our law practice had a personal injury case in which we represented a woman who had broken her leg in two places after slipping on some liquid at a night club. At the time of the accident, it was late at night and the bouncers were asking everyone to leave, so there was no time to get any information about what the liquid was, where it came from, or how long it had been on the floor.

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Friday, February 3, 2017

Putting the "Personal" Back into Personal Injury Law

Putting the “Personal” Back into Personal Injury Law

 Recently, I started writing a demand letter in a personal injury case involving physical injuries sustained in a motor vehicle crash.  On its surface, this did not appear to be a big case.  Liability is not an issue, just damages.  As I usually do when writing a demand letter, I go through all of the facts and all of the medical records and write a detailed narrative of what happened and why my client is entitled to compensation.  As I was going through the medical records line by line, it struck me that this was not as simple a case as it appeared to be.

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Monday, January 4, 2016


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