Distracted Driving Car Accidents
Every year, an estimated 400,000 people are injured in car crashes caused by a distracted driver. About 75% of these accidents are caused by a driver who is texting. North Providence, Rhode Island is no different and busy Mineral Spring Avenue is a frequent site of car accidents. Although distracted driving can be caused by various distractions including eating or drinking, applying makeup, conversing with passengers, or even daydreaming, frequently distracted driving is due to using a cell phone in some manner, usually to text. If you have been hurt in an North Providence auto accident due to a driver who was distracted, consult with a distracted driving lawyer at Tapalian Law.Auto Accidents Frequent on Mineral Spring Avenue in North Providence
At Tapalian Law, we help victims who have been hurt due to another’s negligence, such as reckless driving. We understand how quickly an accident can happen, and how unexpected it can be. Getting hurt so abruptly can be shocking and can gravely distress not only the injured but their family as well. Aside from suffering injuries, a distraction while driving can have a deadly outcome. Over 3,000 lives were lost in distracted driving accidents in the U.S., in 2015 alone. In May of 2017, a 62-year-old man was killed when he crashed his car into a Burger King on Mineral Spring Avenue in North Providence. He is believed to have suffered a medical emergency while driving. An elderly man suffered head injuries in June in North Providence when a vehicle hit him while he was at the Mineral Spring Avenue intersection. Mineral Spring Avenue is a frequent site for accidents, and North Providence saw five traffic fatalities in 2014- three people were killed in a Mineral Spring accident and two were killed in a crash on Douglas Ave.Rhode Island Distracted Driving Laws
Rhode Island is fighting back against distracted driving and in 2011, a state law went into effect making it illegal to send, read, or compose text messages while driving. In 2018, it will be illegal in Rhode Island to use a hand-held cell phone while driving. As distracted driving injury attorney’s, Tapalian Law hopes this new law will go a long way in preventing injuries and deaths in vehicle crashes due to texting and talking on a cell phone. When a vehicle operator hits a car, bicycle, motorcycle, or pedestrian because they were not paying attention, they may receive a traffic citation. However, if the crash also caused harm to another driver, passenger, pedestrian, bicyclist, or other person, the violator may also face a personal injury lawsuit. If you, or a loved one, have been hurt by a distracted driver, seek the guidance of an experienced North Providence distracted driving lawyer.Get Help from a North Providence Distracted Driving Attorney
Distracted driving caused injury to approximately 391,000 people in the U.S. in 2015 alone, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). If you, or someone you love, has been hurt in an accident, with the help of an experienced North Providence distracted driving injury attorney like David Tapalian, you may be eligible to file a claim against the driver at fault in your North Providence car accident. You must be able to prove negligence on the part of the other driver and show that they operated their vehicle in breach of their “duty of care”. As Rhode Island motorists, we must all operate our vehicles with a “duty of care”, by obeying traffic laws and operating the vehicle in a safe manner as not to cause harm to others. When a driver violates this “duty of care” by texting, using a GPS, turning to speak with their passengers, or some other form of distracted driving resulting in a crash, they may be held liable for damages. Tapalian Law will assist the injured in providing proof of injury from the accident such as obtaining documentation from doctor’s visits, hospital bills, proof of lost or diminished wages, and other damages the injured may have incurred. The experienced distracted driving accident lawyers at Tapalian Law will assist you throughout the duration of your North Providence personal injury case. Don’t hesitate to call us today to see what we can do for you, contact us at 401-552-5000 or email us to set up a consultation at no charge.