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Speeding Car Accidents

Experienced Car Crash Lawyer Helping Injured Cranston Residents

Most of us have felt the urge to speed at one time or another, and speeding drivers are a common sight. However, flagrantly violating the speed limit puts the lives of everyone on the road at risk. Cranston is a thriving economic center and the third-largest city in Rhode Island. This creates many situations in which a driver may cause a victim to suffer injuries in an unnecessary but life-changing speeding accident. In the most serious cases, a victim may even lose their life in a high-speed crash on Interstate 95, Interstate 295, or roads like State Route 37 or State Route 10. In 2014 alone, Cranston witnessed nine motor vehicle accident-related fatalities and three fatal pedestrian accidents. Cranston car accident lawyer David Tapalian is prepared to help you fight for justice and the compensation that you deserve during this stressful time.

Proving Liability for a Speeding Accident

A motor vehicle accident claim is based on the concept of negligence and involves proving that the defendant failed to use appropriate care while operating their vehicle. When it comes to driving, taking due care involves using the same conduct and judgment that a reasonable driver would use under the same set of facts, such as heavy traffic, serious weather, or roadway hazards.

When it comes to traffic rules, drivers are normally expected to obey the law and ensure that they comply with all posted speed limits. Rhode Island maintains a series of presumed speed limits, unlike some other states. According to these presumed speed limits, it is legal to drive in excess of the posted speed limit provided that you operate your vehicle safely. This leaves considerable room for speculation and subjective assessments, which is all the more reason to consult with an experienced car accident lawyer following this type of crash. One common way of establishing a speeding violation in a civil lawsuit is to obtain a copy of any police report prepared regarding the incident. If the other driver was cited for a speeding violation, this can serve as evidence of their negligence in the lawsuit.

If you have proven that the other driver failed to use due care when operating their vehicle, you will need to show that this failure was the cause of the injuries that you sustained. There must have been a foreseeable sequence of events leading from the other driver’s excessive speed to the crash, such that you probably would not have been hurt otherwise.

Once you establish that the defendant’s excessive speed was the cause of the injuries that you sustained, you must provide documentation supporting any claim for compensation that you have made in the lawsuit. This includes a variety of things, like medical expenses, missed wages, loss of future earning capacity, reduced quality of life, and pain and suffering. It is critical that you maintain accurate and complete records of your expenses to ensure that you are fully compensated. Also, when it comes to ongoing medical care or financial consequences that will extend into the future, a life care planning expert can assist you with projecting the amount of compensation that you will need to cope with your injuries.

Retain a Zealous Personal Injury Lawyer for an Auto Accident Case in Cranston

Whether you have suffered moderate injuries that will resolve or catastrophic harm that will have life-long consequences, Tapalian Law is prepared to provide you with the focused, personalized legal counsel that you deserve during this traumatic experience. We understand what you are going through and what it takes to ensure that you put a strong case forward. We can handle every step of the legal process, from gathering evidence to negotiating with insurance companies and presenting a claim to a judge or jury. Car accident lawyer David Tapalian offers a free consultation to Cranston residents so that they can learn more about how we may be able to help them secure compensation. Contact us now at 401-552-5000 or contact us online to discuss your situation with an attorney.

Client Reviews
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.