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Portsmouth Car Accident Lawyer

With so many unanswered questions following your car accident in Portsmouth, you need a knowledgeable legal resource to give you the answers you need right away and tell you what steps to take next. Rhode Island Attorney David Tapalian has spent over two decades focusing specifically on car accident and personal injury cases throughout Rhode Island and Massachusetts, and knows exactly what steps to take to preserve the integrity of your auto accident injury claim in order to seek maximum compensation for your damages.

Following a stressful event like a motor vehicle collision, your number one focus should be your health and safety. It’s critical to seek immediate medical attention. Certainly, severe injuries will necessitate an ambulance to the hospital; but even those victims that don’t feel acutely injured still need medical attention whether at a walk-in treatment center, the family doctor, or the emergency room. Due to the shock and adrenaline that is often experienced after a stressful auto accident, you might miss life-threatening injuries, such as internal bleeding, while other injuries may manifest hours, or even days later. Therefore, to minimize your risk of severe bodily damage, it’s important to be seen by a healthcare professional, regardless of how you feel. Receiving timely treatment also bolsters your injury claim and can serve as central evidence in a personal injury lawsuit.

At Tapalian Law, our Portsmouth car accident attorney will review all evidence related to your claim, including police reports, witness statements, medical records, and other documentation vital to proving liability on the part of the driver responsible for causing the collision. Our dedicated team will then determine the best course of action to hold the at-fault driver responsible and successfully seek rightful compensation for your physical injuries, property damage, and other losses. Our Rhode Island personal injury law firm offers a complimentary consultation to discuss your claim and we receive no money until you win compensation for your case. To learn more about how we can help you, call our main office in Providence at 401-552-5000, or contact us online to set up your free consultation with Attorney Tapalian today.

Past Motor Vehicle Collisions in Portsmouth

On West Main Road, a deadly crash occurred in November 2017, killing a 90-year-old woman and 59-year-old man. Another vehicle crossed into the opposite lane and hit the occupants head-on. The driver at-fault was charged with driving under the influence after a blood test came back positive for the consumption of marijuana. However, unlike drunk driving cases, a positive result does not definitively prove that the person was under the influence immediately before the accident since the substance has a longer half-life than alcohol. The resulting case of RI vs. Houston Smith shows how difficult it can be to prosecute driving under the influence of marijuana without a reliable test. Despite the many complexities that can, and often do, arise, in personal injury claims, Portsmouth Car Accident Attorney David Tapalian will not back down and will aggressively fight for your legal rights. Whether this involves going through arbitration, litigation, or whatever legal means necessary, David will do what it takes to ensure you receive the compensation you warrant for your physical injuries, monetary losses, and the pain and suffering you endured.

In addition to another serious crash on West Main Road in November 2020 where two cars collided head-on causing two victims to suffer serious, life-threatening complications, the intersection of Boyd’s Lane and Anthony Road in Portsmouth, was the scene of a crash involving two cars and two motorcycles that resulted in six injured people. Due to countless cars and trucks attempting to move in different directions at the same time, motor vehicle accidents at busy intersections often involve several vehicles and usually result in multiple victims suffering injuries. In January 2020, multiple vehicles were involved in a crash on East Main Road. Three cars were damaged, and four people sustained injuries as a result. East Main Street is a frequent location for auto accidents, with two occurring in 2019 within a 24-hour time period. One collision involved a pickup truck colliding with a utility pole resulting in three people being transported to the hospital; the other involved two vehicles with one flipped on its side due to the impact.

Traffic Fatalities

According to Portsmouth car accident data, the town experienced one traffic fatality in 2019 and three traffic fatalities in 2018. When someone dies in a deadly crash caused by the reckless or negligent actions of another person, the family of the deceased is often eligible to pursue a wrongful death claim. A dedicated car accident lawyer well-versed in the laws surrounding wrongful death in Rhode Island can help family members seek compensation for certain expenses such as funeral and burial costs, after a tragic loss.

Contact Tapalian Law for a Free Consultation of Your Personal Injury Claim

Serving clients throughout RI, MA, and FL, Attorney David Tapalian maintains offices in Providence, Warwick, Seekonk, and Fort Lauderdale and is available days, nights, and weekends, to accommodate your busy schedule and answer your questions and concerns. David will personally work on your Portsmouth car accident case from start to finish with the dedication and attention you deserve. Call Tapalian Law at 401-552-5000 or reach us virtually using our online contact form.

About Portsmouth, Rhode Island

Portsmouth is one of the oldest municipalities, second to Providence, and was one of the four founding colonies to form the state of Rhode Island. U.S. Sailing maintains its headquarters in town, and Portsmouth also hosts the Newport International Polo Series. Some famous residents include Mike Cloud, football player for the Chiefs, Patriots, and Giants, as well as renowned actor Charlie Day known for his role in It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. Car enthusiasts will enjoy a trip to the town’s car museum where you can explore over 75 different vehicles dating back to the 1950s. Green Animals Topiary Garden is another must-see if you want to explore plant designs and one of only three daffodil display gardens in all of New England. In the Fall, Escobar’s Highland Farm will entertain visitors with its hayrides, 8-acre corn maze, dairy farms, and annual Harry Potter Day including a live Potions course. Portsmouth also contains a vibrant food scene, ranging from seafood options to classic American meals.

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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.