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If you are reading this, you or someone you love has been seriously injured in an accident in Rhode Island or Massachusetts. Anyone can become injured in a car accident, truck accident, a workplace accident, a slip and fall, or even by a defective product. Life is not without risk. After an injury, it may feel like your world is upside down – and for good reason. Even minor accidents can result in serious, painful, and sometimes permanent, injuries.

It can be hard to focus on your health when insurance companies start harassing you to sign releases, agree to provide recorded statements, and accept low-ball settlement offers. Your top priority following an accident is to recover and get all the medical treatment you need.

The Insurance Company Is Not Your Friend

Insurance companies routinely deny or undervalue legitimate personal injury claims. Unfortunately, there are rarely “cut and dry” cases. You will have to prove your claim whether or not you hire a personal injury lawyer. Chances are slim that your case will resolve quickly and fairly without a lawyer. Even with a car accident lawyer, some insurance companies delay making fair settlement offers hoping you get frustrated and take less than your claim is worth.

Insurance companies do not automatically pay for your medical treatment or your pain and suffering. In fact, they have a team of experienced lawyers on their side trying to reject or reduce your claims. As soon as you make a claim, an insurance adjuster will try to take your recorded statement. Don’t do it. Insurance companies want to lock in your story and twist your words for their benefit before you have time to understand the severity of your injuries.

Remember that the insurance company has an interest in down-playing your injuries and minimizing the value of your claim. The less money they pay you, the more money they keep.

You do not have to handle this alone! I can help you handle the insurance companies to ensure you get the compensation you deserve.

As a former United States Marine Embassy Guard, American diplomats trusted me to keep them safe and out of harm’s way. Now, I help my friends and neighbors who have been injured in car or truck accidents, hurt in a workplace accident, or injured by a defective product.

You deserve an experienced and trusted lawyer ready to fight for you. Give me a call. You will not be disappointed. Contact Keith 401.475.2755 info@fayanlaw.com

Types of Personal Injury Claims
Premises Liability:

Premises liability is a fancy way of describing a landowner’s responsibility for injuries that happen because of an unsafe or defective condition on their property. Simply injuring yourself on someone’s property is not enough to successfully make a claim. Premises liability law holds a landowner legally responsible for an injury if they knew or should have known about the unsafe or defective condition.

In Rhode Island and Massachusetts, a landowner, person, or business that controls property has a legal duty to use reasonable care to ensure the safety of people expected to be on the property. This includes fixing defective and unsafe conditions and warning visitors of known dangerous conditions.

“Slip and fall” cases are the most common type of premises liability cases. These cases usually involve slipping or tripping at a grocery store, gas station, restaurant or convenience store. There are other types of premises liability cases including; dog bite, defective lighting, or defective equipment.

For example, you are shopping for your kid’s birthday party and slip on something – let’s say salad dressing – in the isle and injure your ankle. You may have a claim against the owner of the grocery store. Not every slip and fall injury results in legal liability. Successful claims depend on lots of things, including how long the salad dressing was on the floor. The longer the dressing remained on the floor without being cleaned up, the stronger the claim. All premises liability claims, like most personal injury claims, depend upon the specific facts of the case.

If you or someone you know has been injured on someone’s property, and would like more information, contact Keith 401.475.2755 info@fayanlaw.com.

Motor Vehicle Accidents:

Chances are you or someone you know has been involved in a serious car accident. According to the National Highway Transportation, at least one car accident happens every minute in the United States. In 2015, there were approximately 6.3 million car accidents in the United States in which 2.4 million people were injured and over 35,000 people died.*

* https://crashstats.nhtsa.dot.gov/Api/Public/ViewPublication/812348

Distracted driving is a fast-growing cause of car accidents. Distracted driving is driving any activity that takes a driver’s attention from driving, such as talking or texting on the phone, eating and drinking, or adjusting your radio or navigation. In 2015, there were more than 390,000 injuries across the country by distracted driving resulting in 3,477 deaths.

In Rhode Island alone, 656 people died in motor vehicle accidents between 2006-2015. In Massachusetts, 3,682 people died in motor vehicle accidents during the same period. In both states, countless others were seriously hurt as a result of negligent or distracted drivers.

But what happens after an accident? If you or someone you know has been injured in a car or truck accident, you may need to contact a lawyer to protect your rights.

Insurance companies work hard to delay compensation and deny liability on even the most straightforward claims. Instead of putting your health first, insurance companies focus on maximizing their bottom dollar--even if that means minimizing your claim and future health.

Do not let the insurance company take advantage of you after an accident, arm yourself with more knowledge and hire a veteran to cover your back. Call 401.475.2755 or email info@fayanlaw.com

Commercial Motor Vehicle Accidents:

Commercial vehicle accidents are motor vehicle accidents involving an 18-wheeler, delivery box truck, bus, or other type of company vehicle. It is important to hire a lawyer who is familiar with commercial vehicle accident cases, because different guidelines and regulations apply to some commercial drivers.

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMSCA) publishes safety regulations which govern most aspects of commercial trucking, from the number of hours a truck-driver can be behind the wheel per day, to how accident investigations are performed. You will benefit from hiring an attorney who can identify the unique aspects of commercial vehicle accidents.

If you or someone you love has been injured in a commercial vehicle accident, hire a veteran to cover your back. Contact Keith at 401.475.2755 or email info@fayanlaw.com.

Products Liability:

Product liability law makes manufacturers, wholesalers, distributers and retailers responsible when their products injury people. Standards of proof and theories of liability vary from one state to another, but three major types of product liability theories are generally recognized:

1. Manufacturing defects: These defects occur in the manufacturing process, typically due to poor-quality materials or poor workmanship.

2. Design defects: These are defects exist because the design of the product is inherently or unreasonably dangerous – even if it was manufactured correctly with quality materials.

3. Marketing or Labeling defects (for example, a failure to warn that hairdryers are not to be used in the tub): Marketing or labeling defects occur when there are inadequate warning labels or instructions that fail to warn the consumer from recognizing the dangers of a product or how to safely use the product. Remember the “hot coffee” case? It was a failure-to-warn case.

If you or someone you know has been injured by a defective product, and would like more information, call 401.475.2755 or email info@fayanlaw.com

The Rhode Island Supreme Court licenses all lawyers in the general practice of law. The court does not license or certify any lawyer as an expert or specialist in any particular field of practice. 

 

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