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Cumberland Car Accidents Lawyer

Seek Legal Assistance Following a Crash in RI 

If you don’t know where to turn after an unexpected motor vehicle collision, you’re not alone. Following an unsettling event like this, you may be suffering painful injuries as well as stressful thoughts such as- how will I pay for my car repairs, who will pay my medical bills, and I can’t afford to take time off of work. The encouraging news is there’s help. Attorney David Tapalian is a car accident lawyer in Cumberland with over 20 years of expertise in personal injury law in RI and MA. He is dedicated to helping those injured in a motor vehicle accident seek the compensation they deserve. If you’ve been hurt due to the negligent actions of another driver, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical costs, lost wages, physical therapy, and pain and suffering. Call Tapalian Law at 401-552-5000, or schedule a free consultation to discuss how we can help you.

While insurance companies try to pressure you to accept the lowest amount of compensation to serve their own interests, Tapalian Law will fight to ensure you receive the maximum award to which you are entitled. Our team is available days, nights, and weekends, to answer your questions and concerns and will keep you informed throughout the entire claim process, from filing to settlement. Don’t settle for less than you deserve and don’t accept a settlement from the insurance company without first consulting a qualified Cumberland car accident attorney. In addition to offering a free case review, you pay nothing until our Rhode Island personal injury firm wins your case. Let Tapalian Law begin helping you today.

Filing a Personal Injury Claim after an Auto Accident

Despite the best precautions, crashes can occur due to circumstances out of your control. When a negligent driver causes an accident that results in injuries and property damage, those suffering losses may be eligible to seek financial recompense by filing a personal injury claim to hold the at-fault driver responsible.

In August 2020, a car burst into flames after colliding with another motor vehicle at the intersection of Diamond Hill and Wrentham Road in Cumberland. Bystanders at the scene managed to help the driver escape the car and reach safety as the fire began. The driver of the other vehicle was not found, and the police investigated the incident as a hit and run. If you are a victim of a car accident in Cumberland, even if the other driver has fled the scene, the first thing you want to worry about is your own health. Then contact an experienced car accident lawyer at Tapalian Law to explore your options to file a personal injury claim. Even in the case of a hit and run accident, there are multiple avenues to seek payment for your expenses so you aren’t left financially responsible for the damages caused by a reckless driver.

According to city data, there was one fatal accident in 2019 and two deaths from car accidents in Cumberland in 2018. The 2019 crash occurred after a tow truck tried to pass a dump truck towing construction equipment on Interstate 295. The tow truck hit the left side of the dump truck, flipping over and killing the 56-year-old operator of the vehicle. Additionally, in 2009 a couple was killed after backing out of a business on Diamond Hill Road and colliding with a box truck.

Pedestrian Injuries in Cumberland

Collisions can also involve pedestrians as opposed to solely automobiles. When a heavy car, truck, or SUV, collides with an unprotected pedestrian, the injuries to the person are frequently severe or life-threatening. In 2016, an 18-year-old male walking on Bear Hill Road after work was killed after a car hit him and the driver fled the scene. Rhode Island Statute § 10-7-1 identifies a careless driver as the one liable for the damages caused by someone’s death in a motor vehicle accident. Attorney David Tapalian can help families navigate the process of filing a wrongful death claim to receive compensation for funeral costs, burial expenses, and loss of companionship, after the death of a loved one.

Contact a Cumberland Attorney for a Free Consultation

As a compassionate personal injury lawyer dedicated to his clients, Attorney Tapalian is ready to help those hurt throughout Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Florida. Tapalian Law maintains office locations in Providence, Warwick, and Seekonk and will travel to the hospital to discuss your case at no cost if you are hospitalized for your injuries. Call us at 401-552-5000 or reach us virtually with our contact form.

Learn More About Cumberland, Rhode Island 

Located at the border of Rhode Island and Massachusetts, Cumberland was home to the well-known Farrelly brothers who created the films There’s Something About Mary and Dumb and Dumber. A fun fact about the town is that it is one of the only places in the world containing the rock cumberlandite which is now the state rock of Rhode Island. Furthermore, a monument entitled Nine Men’s Misery is the oldest veteran monument in the country. One of the top locations to visit is Phantom Farms, which includes an apple orchard where you can taste fresh cider. The Blackstone River Bikeway consists of more than 24 miles and connects with the East Bay Bike Path. Another popular place is the Diamond Hill Vineyards which offers wine tasting, garden parties, and indoor dining options. For those interested in the performing arts, the Blackstone River Theatre offers concerts, art classes, and other music and dance performances.     

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He took care of everything and kept me updated as well. It was such a smooth process and in the end I won my case. I would highly recommend David Tapalian! Patrice F.
When I contacted David Tapalian, Attorney & Counselor at Law, all my worries were immediately alleviated. He handled my case from beginning to end and kept me updated every step of the way. Susie M.
I visited David a couple of days after my accident and he gave me clear and concise details on what would happen throughout the process... David N.