Central Falls Car Accident Lawyer
The smallest and most densely populated city in the state, Central Falls, Rhode Island is home to approximately 20,000 people within a 1.2 square mile area. Located between Pawtucket, Cumberland, and Lincoln, and with an abundance of drivers in a fairly compact area, roads are often busy, and the risk of traffic accidents is high. In fact, data from 2017 shows that the percentage of vehicles involved in fatal accidents in Central Falls was almost double the percentage for the state of Rhode Island as a whole. Whether fatal or not, the damages and injuries sustained for those involved in a motor vehicle collision can have long-lasting consequences on a victim's quality of life and financial stability. If you have been injured in an accident caused by another person, Central Falls Car Accident Attorney David Tapalian can help you seek compensation for your losses, including medical expenses, hospital bills, lost wages, repairs to your vehicle, and pain and suffering.Filing a Wrongful Death Claim After a Fatal Central Falls Car Accident
In 2017, two motor-vehicle related fatalities took place in Central Falls, according to traffic accident statistics. A hit and run crash on Rand Street killed a 65-year-old man in April; the driver of the fleeing vehicle was later located and arraigned on multiple charges relating to the deadly crash. In November, an elderly pedestrian was fatally injured in the parking lot of a laundromat on Dexter Street after being hit by an SUV that jumped the curb. In 2016, a fatal hit and run accident occurred on Roosevelt Ave and the responsible motorist was later charged with driving while intoxicated, failing to stop in an accident resulting in serious personal injury, and a number of other charges.
Rhode Island law makes it clear that those who have caused the death of another person due to a "wrongful act" shall be held liable for the damages done, and a qualified attorney can assure that the responsible parties are held accountable. When a negligent driver is responsible for another's death, certain family members of the deceased victim may be eligible to file a wrongful death claim against the at-fault motorist. Central Falls Car Accident Lawyer David Tapalian works with family members of victims who have died in a car accident to help them receive compensation for the wrongful death of a loved one including loss of earnings, companionship, pain-and-suffering, burial costs, and funeral expenses. As a lawyer dedicated to his practice and committed to the areas he serves, David understands no amount of money can make up for the loss of a loved one but will fight to get your family what it deserves to alleviate some of the financial burden caused by a devastating loss.Navigating Central Falls, Rhode Island
Although there is always a risk of having a car accident, there are many online resources that can be utilized to help drivers be as safe as possible on the road. Online traffic and accidents maps offer live updates about where there are traffic jams, recent accidents, and construction on various roads in Central Falls, as well as for roads in cities all across Rhode Island. Referring to resources like these before going out can help drivers make informed decisions about which routes are safest and least congested.
Despite the best of precautions, even the safest driver will likely find themselves in a motor vehicle accident at some point. If you are involved in a crash, it's imperative that you take immediate action and follow the proper steps to report all necessary evidence to the proper authorities. The first and foremost concern is your safety and health. Victims of car accidents in Central Falls should contact the local police immediately to get medical help, file an incident report and obtain witness statements. After doing so, contact an experienced car accident attorney to obtain important evidence pertinent to making a strong personal injury claim within the timeframe required by law. In addition to Rhode Island law stating that a driver involved in an injury-causing accident must contact a police authority immediately, the law requires any person sustaining an injury must commence action against the responsible party within three years of the date of occurrence.Points of Interest
Though the smallest city in Rhode Island in terms of square mileage, Central Falls offers a variety of options for residents and visitors to enjoy. The Adams Memorial Public Library is one of 48 public libraries in Rhode Island that make up the Ocean State Libraries system and is located on Central Falls' Central St. Built in 1908, The Adams Memorial Library is named after Central Falls citizen Stephen L. Adams and has served as both a meeting place and a quiet recluse for members of the surrounding community. The city also hosts a collection of restaurants serving cuisine from various ethnicities.Call the Personal Injury Team at Tapalian Law
If you or a loved one have been involved in a car crash in Central Falls that has caused injuries that lead to a loss of income, overwhelming medical costs, or other financial burdens, don't wait to contact Car Accident Attorney David Tapalian. Timing is essential in being able to collect the most amount of evidence to support your case and leaving you to spend more time on your recovery and less time on what is often the grueling process of legal proceedings. Attorney Tapalian is ready to use his 20+ years of experience practicing personal injury law in Rhode Island and Massachusetts to help you. With offices in Providence, RI, Warwick, RI, and Seekonk, MA, call us at 401-552-5000, or use our online contact form to schedule a free consultation and let us start helping you today.