Rear-end collisions are one of the most common types of car crashes that occur on the roads not just in Warwick, but all over Rhode Island and Massachusetts. According to the NHTSA, over 40% of car accidents that happen on U.S. roads every year are rear-end collisions. Though rear-end crashes can be minor, causing just minimal bumper damage to the vehicles involved, they can also be quite severe. Car accident lawyer David Tapalian has assisted Warwick residents who have been injured in a rear-end auto accident. At Tapalian Law, we realize no matter how minor or major your rear-end collision may be there are most likely damages you incurred you should be compensated for. We will fight hard to regain what you lost in your auto accident.Rear-end Collisions Most Often Due to Distracted Driving
Rear-end crashes often occur due to distracted driving, or negligence such as speeding. Possibly a driver is looking down at their cell phone to send a text and doesn’t realize that the vehicle in front of them has stopped. Getting hit by another car from behind might also be due to an impaired motorist driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. A rear-end crash may also occur if one car is following another car too closely on the road or highway. When a vehicle is hit from behind at top-speed, injuries can be severe. The occupants of the vehicle that gets hit from behind are unprepared for impact and commonly suffer from neck injuries and whiplash. Back pain and serious spinal pain may be results of being rear-ended as well. To recover compensation from a driver who hits you, you must be able to establish that the other drive failed to operate their motor vehicle according to the duty of care. This is more easily proven when the driver who rear-ended you is visibly impaired and receives a violation for DUI or has received a speeding violation. If the other driver has clearly violated a traffic law, it is easier to prove negligence on their part. If multiple vehicles are involved in the crash, partial liability may be assigned to each driver. When someone else is at fault for your injuries, you need to assert your rights with a Warwick rear-end collision attorney who can seek compensation on your behalf for damages you incurred when you were hurt in a rear-end collision.Seek Guidance from an Experienced Warwick Accident Lawyer
If you have been hurt in a car crash, whether it be a rear-end collision, head-on collision, or other type of motor vehicle accident, seek immediate medical attention for your injuries. Injuries from a rear-end collision auto accident may not show up right away. It may take 24 hours or even days or weeks to realize the full impact a collision has on your body. That is why it is important to seek medical attention right away, regardless of how minor your injuries may seem. As personal injury lawyers, we often see clients hit in a car crash who don’t feel pain immediately only to see it get worse as time goes by. If your pain goes untreated it may worsen and cause further problems down the road. Time is of the essence when you have been hurt, and you should seek legal advice as soon as possible. An experienced rear-end car crash attorney like David Tapalian will listen to the details surrounding your vehicle accident and advise you of the next steps to take to preserve your rights to seek compensation for your injuries. Attorney David Tapalian has over 20 years of experience and is skilled at helping victims of personal injury and car accidents. Don’t hesitate to contact Tapalian Law for a free, no-obligations consultation for your auto accident injury case. Call us at 401-552-5000 or email us.