A large, obvious hazard caused my fall, so the owner must be responsible.

Premises liability laws state that owners do not have a responsibility to warn visitors of any open and obvious hazards such as a large mound of snow in a parking lot.

I filled out an incident report, so the store/owner will send me a check.

Employees are usually required to make out an incident report after an accident occurs, and it is primarily used to protect the owner, not you.

I was injured in my rental home, so my landlord will have to pay my injury bills.

Most tenant/landlord agreements relieve the landlord of responsibility for injuries to a tenant and others inside the rented unit. Landlords and owners are typically only liable when injuries occur in common areas such as hallways, stairwells, or laundry rooms.


Christopher L. Russo
Helping Rhode Island personal injury victims for nearly three decades to get the compensation they deserve.
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