Rear-end crashes are one of the most common types of auto accidents in Seekonk and all over Massachusetts. Rear-end collisions frequently occur in high-traffic areas, such as Route 6 and Highland Avenue in Seekonk, a regional location for shopping and restaurants. With increased traffic, there is a greater risk of a car accident taking place that can result in substantial injuries and property damage. A negligent, or distracted driver, is often the cause of a “rear-ender” and these types of crashes often result in serious personal injury especially when a vehicle is hit from behind at a high-speed. If you have been hurt in a rear-end collision, seek advice from a Seekonk car accident attorney at Tapalian Law. Our personal injury law firm has been helping people hurt in all types of automobile accidents, including rear-end collisions, in Seekonk, Massachusetts and Rhode Island for over 20 years.Injuries Resulting from Rear-End Collisions
A rear-end collision takes place when a driver strikes the rear, or back, of the vehicle that he or she is behind. Rear-end auto accidents are notorious for causing certain types of injuries. Being struck from behind means you are likely to experience some form of whiplash, which can result in painful bruising and discomfort. Common injuries from a rear impact crash are cervical sprains and strains as well as disc protrusions, concussion, torn ligaments, and associated neck and back injuries. The speed of the car that hit you from behind typically correlates to the severity of injuries you incur. The impact from a high-speed vehicle hitting a car from behind can result in disastrous injuries, including death. In 2018, a motorist was killed in a rear-end collision in Seekonk on I-195 after being rear-ended by a tractor trailer. If your auto accident injuries are not life-threatening, several facilities treat people for injuries after a car accident in the Seekonk area such as Primary Walk-In Medical Center, just over the Seekonk line in East Providence, RI and Southcoast Urgent Car Center, located in the Target shopping plaza in Seekonk, MA.Common Causes of Getting “Rear-Ended” in a Crash
Rear-end crashes commonly occur because a driver is following the car in front of them too closely, not allowing enough space to stop and avoid a collision. Distractions are a frequent culprit of rear-end car accidents, especially motorists using a cell-phone or in-vehicle technology like a GPS or radio, and not noticing the vehicle in front of them has slowed or come to a complete stop. Slippery weather conditions like rain, snow, and ice, also contribute to rear-end collisions, especially in New England.Seeking Compensation After a Seekonk Rear-End Collision
A rear-end wreck can result in serious bodily harm in addition to property damage. A skilled Seekonk car accident lawyer can seek compensation for your damages caused by a rear-end collision such as medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and vehicle repair. It is important to seek immediate medical treatment after any type of car accident and document your injuries as best as possible. Photographic evidence can be extremely helpful in placing liability in a car accident case. Liability for a rear-end crash tends to be more straightforward than other types of car crashes, as it is more difficult for an at-fault driver’s insurance company to dispute a rear-end impact. Massachusetts drivers are required to have Personal Injury Protection (PIP) on their car insurance policies, which may factor into your personal injury claim if you are a Massachusetts resident. Seekonk Personal Injury Lawyer David Tapalian is well-versed in the complexities of PIP in Massachusetts and can assist you in seeking damages for the harm that you suffered in an accident.Why is Tapalian Law the best car accident attorney in Seekonk, MA for your accident or injury claim?
Getting injured can have a life-altering impact on multiple aspects of your life, and having a well-qualified lawyer to represent you is important after a car accident. Attorney David Tapalian has been a Seekonk resident almost his entire life. With a practice focused on personal injury law, personalized service and responsiveness to our clients’ needs are what we pride ourselves on. Our aggressive representation helps people hurt in car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, bicycle accidents, and slip and fall accidents throughout MA and RI, seek fair and just compensation for their losses. With a main office located in Providence, RI, Tapalian Law also has a Seekonk, MA office located at 350 Fall River Avenue, within the former Firefly Golf Course complex. As a personal injury attorney with offices in Seekonk, MA, Providence, RI, and Warwick, RI, Attorney Tapalian is keenly aware of all related statutes and common law that could affect your Seekonk car accident or RI or MA personal injury claim. Call us today for a free consultation at 401-552-5000, or contact us with our online form.