A rear-end collision, or simply “getting rear-ended” is one of the most common types of traffic accidents in Rhode Island. Frequent traffic jams occur throughout Rhode Island’s busy cities and when a car crashes into the vehicle in front of it from behind, a common rear-end collision happens. North Providence rear end accidents happen regularly, and are common on Mineral Spring Avenue. Typical causes of rear-end collisions are deceleration, when the car in front slows down, perhaps to let a pedestrian cross, and the vehicle behind it does not stop in time subsequently causing a rear-end crash. Acceleration is a frequent way a vehicle can get rear-ended as well. For example, if the car following behind speeds up more quickly than the vehicle in front. If you have been injured in an auto accident, contact Attorney David Tapalian, a North Providence rear-end collision lawyer to help you.Proving Fault in a Rear-End Collision
Proving fault, or negligence, in a rear-end crash is usually clearer cut than other types of accidents. When a vehicle is hit from behind, the car who rear-ended it is almost always considered to be at fault. One exception to this general rule may be if the vehicle in front was driving in reverse, or backing up, in which case the front vehicle would most likely be considered “at fault”. If a rear-ender occurs at a low speed, the vehicle damage as well as driver and passenger injuries, are more likely to be minor. However, in more severe cases, rear-end accidents can cause quite serious damage and result in death. Between 2012 and 2014 almost half of all two vehicle crashes were rear-end crashes, killing more than 1,700 victims each year. Passengers in minivans, which have short “crumple zones” in the back, are more likely to be permanently injured or killed in a rear-end crash. Attorney David Tapalian is ready to help North Providence residents who have been hurt in a rear-end collision. Distracted driving, speeding, drunk driving, and tailgating are all common reasons for this kind of auto accident.Consult a Personal Attorney for your North Providence Rear-End Collision Injuries
If you have been hurt by a reckless driver who rear-ended you in North Providence, Rhode Island or nearby Massachusetts, don’t hesitate to seek out the guidance of Attorney David Tapalian and the helpful office staff at Tapalian Law. As is typical with car accidents, there are often medical consequences of a rear-end crash, both minor and major. Whiplash is a frequent complaint after a rear end collision, even in moderate speed crashes. Neck injuries and back injuries are also frequent complaints after a vehicle is hit from behind. If you have been injured in an automobile accident, seek immediate medical attention. Pain and injuries from a car crash may go unnoticed until hours, days, or even weeks later. The longer you wait to seek medical attention, the harder it is to establish harm was inflicted upon you due to the specific accident you were involved in and may lessen the strength of your personal injury claim. Also, if your pain goes undiagnosed and untreated it may get worse as time passes causing you worse harm. Seek medical advice and legal advice as soon as possible. Whether your injuries are major or minor, you may be eligible to seek compensation for doctors’ bills, medical expenses, pain and suffering, and lost wages. Tapalian Law has helped North Providence residents seek compensation for the injuries they incurred in rear-end crashes and auto accidents due to another’s negligence. Attorney Tapalian will fight hard on your behalf to regain what you lost in the accident, while you focus on your recovery. Our firm focuses on personal injury and auto accident claims so we can focus on helping each individual client and the specifics of their injury claim. We are available always by phone and email and will keep you abreast of the status of your case throughout its duration. Call Tapalian Law today at 401-552-5000, or contact us online, for a free review of your auto accident or injury case.