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What to Know About Expunging Your Record in Rhode Island

Posted by April Picozzi | Mar 31, 2020 | 0 Comments

No matter the offense, a criminal conviction can haunt you in many ways. Whether you have been convicted of a crime is a question that appears on job applications, housing forms, and many other situations that you may encounter in your day-to-day life. If you have been convicted of a crime in Rho...

Refusing to Submit to a Breathalyzer in Rhode Island

Posted by April Picozzi | Mar 16, 2020 | 0 Comments

If you have been pulled over under suspicion of driving under the influence (DUI) in Rhode Island, you will likely be asked to submit to a breathalyzer test to determine whether you are driving while over the legal limit. While refusing to submit to a breathalyzer test is an option, it is not an ...

Teenager Dies in Chain-Reaction Car Crash on I-195

Posted by April Picozzi | Mar 09, 2020 | 0 Comments

A chain-reaction car accident involving four vehicles killed a 16-year-old girl and injured eight others on Interstate 195 in early March. The teenager was a passenger in a Chrysler 300 that was rear-ended by a Chevrolet Silverado after traffic slowed down due to an incident a mile ahead. The col...

The Dangers of Texting & Driving

Posted by April Picozzi | Oct 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

It can be hard to ignore that little chime or buzz that indicates a new text message has come in, but if you're behind the wheel, you will need to wait until you are safely stopped to read your new message. In Rhode Island, it's illegal to text or hold your phone while driving, since cell phones ...

Can I File a Claim for a Soft Tissue Injury?

Posted by April Picozzi | Oct 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

When considering a catastrophic injury, such as those suffered in a car accident, you might think of broken bones, spinal cord injuries, and traumatic brain injuries (TBI). While these injuries are severe and debilitating, they are not the only sort of serious harm that you could suffer in a bad ...

Child Custody for Unmarried Parents: What You Should Know

Posted by April Picozzi | Sep 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

In a divorce, the decision of who gets child custody will often be the most contentious part of the entire process. Each parent tends to want to be the one who gets one-parent physical custody and sole legal custody, as they instinctively feel like they know what is best for their children. As mu...

DIY Divorces Can Cost You: Common Financial Mistakes

Posted by April Picozzi | Aug 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

If you are contemplating a divorce, a do-it-yourself divorce may be attractive. You can save the expense and time of finding the right divorce attorney to work with—especially if you and your spouse are in agreement regarding your divorce. While it's possible to get a divorce on your own, there a...

Who Is Responsible for Elevator Accidents?

Posted by April Picozzi | Aug 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

While exceedingly rare, elevator accidents do occur. If you've been injured by a faulty elevator, you should be able to recover compensation. First, though, you will need to know who may be liable for the accident. Below, we'll look at the three most commonly liable parties for elevator accidents...

Ways that Truck Accidents Differ from Car Accidents

Posted by April Picozzi | Jun 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

Not all traffic accidents are the same. Those involving trucks differ in a number of ways from those involving cars, especially in the level of destruction and severity of injuries they can potentially cause, given their size and weight. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administratio...

Five Tips to Prepare Your Teen for the Road

Posted by April Picozzi | Jun 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

Learning how to drive is an important life milestone for your teenager. Unfortunately, this reality is likely less thrilling to you as a parent. It's not uncommon for the excitement felt by a teenage driver to misalign with the anxieties of a parent. After all, your priority for over 16 years has...

Beware of Swimming Pool Accidents this Summer

Posted by April Picozzi | Jun 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

Summer has arrived and the weather is heating up, which means many of us are probably looking forward to taking a nice dip in the cool blue waters of a swimming pool to take a break from these rising temperatures. This is a fun activity for children and adults alike, but it is important to rememb...

Three Safety Tips for Safe Homes

Posted by April Picozzi | Jun 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

It's June, and that means National Safety Month is in full swing! The National Safety Council works hard each year to spread public awareness about safety concerns at home and in the community. Your home is meant to be your sanctuary, but that doesn't mean it's void of dangers. In recognition of ...

Estate Planning for Newlyweds: 4 Steps to Take

Posted by April Picozzi | May 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

As you and your new spouse start your lives together, you may be looking forward to the future. It can be exciting to plan for your new life together, from planning to start a family to moving into your dream home. One often-overlooked plan is the plan you should have in place in case of the very...

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