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Rhode Island Car Accident Lawyer

Tapalian Law Can Help You After a RI Auto Accident 

Americans spend more than 1 million days in the hospital each year for injuries related to motor vehicle crashes. So, it’s not surprising that auto accidents are one of the leading causes of injuries in Rhode Island. If you’ve had the unfortunate luck to be hurt in a car crash, you know how quickly the hospital bills, doctor’s visits, and car repair expenses add up.  To add insult to injury, the insurance companies are quick to offer you a low settlement knowing you are in a vulnerable position. Don’t make this mistake.  According to a recent study by the Insurance Research Foundation (IRF), people who hire an accident attorney typically get three times the settlement amount of those who fight the insurance companies alone. Instead of making a costly mistake that can hurt your chance of recovering compensation, if you’ve been injured in a car accident in Rhode Island, put Tapalian Law to work for you. With over 20 years of experience, David Tapalian is a top-rated RI car accident lawyer who has helped hundreds of accident victims in RI and MA recover fair compensation for their damages and losses.

Motor Vehicle Accidents in RI

A serious car crash can change your life forever, physically and emotionally. In addition to taking a toll on your health, an auto accident can take a substantial toll on your financial well-being. Injuries frequently require hospitalization, and some require expensive long-term treatment. Medical treatment can be extremely costly and medical bills add up quickly. Further, time spent in the hospital and going to doctor’s appointments can cause you to miss work, leading to substantial lost wages. These financial burdens can be overwhelming. Due to economic worries, injured people often rush through the crucial recovery phase to reduce costs, get back to work, and feel forced to accept a quick settlement with the insurance company after their RI car accident. However, these same people are often entitled to far more compensation than the insurance company has offered them.  However, they feel pressured to accept the first settlement offer presented to them or are unaware that they are eligible for much more compensation. With almost 3 million Americans injured in car crashes every year, auto accident settlements are extremely costly for insurance companies; therefore, it’s in their best interest to settle a claim as quickly, and inexpensively, as possible. For this reason, an aggressive Rhode Island car accident attorney is important to have on your side to negotiate with the insurance company and get you the compensation you deserve.

What Can an Auto Accident Lawyer Do for Me?

After a serious collision, its important to seek the advice of an attorney experienced with Rhode Island motor vehicle accidents and the Rhode Island law. There are various types of compensation to which you may be entitled. Based on the specifics of your accident and the severity of your injuries, your lawyer will determine your eligibility and negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf to recover money for you in the following areas:

  • Medical Bills: Compensation for medical costs including hospital bills, physical therapy, chiropractor appointments, and surgical procedures.
  • Lost Wages: Compensation for the pay you lost at work due to missed time from the accident. 
  • Pain & Suffering: Compensation for the hardship that you suffer after the accident from medical issues like PTSD, and other challenges that make your life more difficult than it was prior to being hurt. 
  • Vehicle/Property Damage: Compensation for your damaged, or totaled, car or truck, parts, and rental cars. 
A reputable injury law firm can assist you in recovering evidence for your accident, help you obtain an accurate police reports, witness statements, and video footage of the accident to establish liability.  Without legal representation, the at-fault drivers insurance company will often throw out a lowball offer to the injured victim in hopes they will accept it, and many do. But as a trusted and well-respected car accident lawyer in Rhode Island, Attorney David Tapalian is all too familiar with this tactic and will assertively negotiate with the insurance company to insist on a fair settlement for your injuries. Highly respected in the local community, David is well versed in all aspects of Rhode Island Law regarding motor vehicle accidents and personal injury. Our legal experts will examine the encompassing facts surrounding your collision and create a plan to make certain you have the strongest case possible for your accident claim.

Areas of Car Accident Expertise at Tapalian Law

At Tapalian Law, we are experts at car accident injury law in Rhode Island. We have helped hundreds of RI car accident victims with all types of auto accidents.   Just some of the accident cases that we handle include, but are not limited to:

Every car accident is different. Call Tapalian Law’s Providence attorneys for a free consultation regarding your specific case and we can determine what type of compensation you may be entitled to.

How to Proceed after a Car Accident

There are vital steps to take following a vehicle collision. Most importantly, seek immediate medical attention for your injuries regardless of how acute, or not, they seem. Directly after the incident, you may be contacted by an insurance adjuster from the other motorist’s insurance company. This adjuster works for the insurance company that provides coverage for the person responsible for the accident and is responsible for reimbursing you for your damages. Insurance companies make money by collecting premiums, not by paying settlement claims. Thus, the insurance adjuster does not have your best interests in mind and will offer you as little money as possible, hoping that you will want a quick settlement. This is why it is imperative to have a knowledgeable Rhode Island car accident attorney on your side. David Tapalian will advise you as to what information to provide, and what not to provide, to the insurance companies to help your case.  Everyday he fights for clients’ rights against the insurance companies and knows exactly what to do to maximize your car accident settlement. A strong accident lawyer also knows how essential proof of injury is to a vehicle accident case and we can suggest reputable medical professionals in the Rhode Island community who frequently treat auto accident injuries and can even assist you in making an appointment. As with all personal injury claims in Rhode Island, there is a three-year deadline to file a claim so it is essential that measures be taken promptly to preserve evidence, investigate the accident, and file a lawsuit before the deadline imposed by the statute of limitations.

Find a Top-Ranked Lawyer in RI

Attorney David Tapalian is a top-rated Providence, RI car accident attorney who founded the highly respected personal injury law firm of Tapalian Law. He will help you understand your rights and obligations under the law. Unlike many other lawyers, David will personally handle every detail of your case and keep you informed every step of the way. If you or a loved one has been injured in a Rhode Island car accident, contact Tapalian Law today for a free legal consultation. Our personal injury experts understand how substantially a car accident can affect your life and are dedicated to helping you recover the financial compensation you deserve. There is never a fee or cost to you unless we are successful. If you are injured and cannot come to us, we can visit you at your home or in the hospital to offer you a free consultation about your legal rights. Call us today at 401-552-5000 or contact us online.


Client Reviews
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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.
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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.
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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.