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Warwick Speeding Accidents

Experienced Car Accident Attorney Serving Injured Warwick Residents

Speeding drivers are a common sight. We’ve all seen them fly by on the road and maybe we glance and shake our head, or not even give it much more than a passing thought. After all, we’ve all been tempted to speed when we are running late to work or a doctor’s appointment. Warwick residents see speeding cars often on I-95. With T.F. Green Airport right off the highway, who hasn’t seen someone speeding to get to their plane on time? At Tapalian Law, we see the hardship caused by auto accidents too often. Unfortunately, sometimes we forget how common speeding accidents are and how detrimental they can be to those involved. In 2013 alone, Warwick saw seven fatalities due to car accidents. This doesn’t consider the number of injuries that occurred due to auto accidents, many of them due to speeding.

Speeding is a Form of Reckless Driving

Reckless driving is a crime in Rhode Island. Reckless driving is defined as driving “recklessly so that the lives or safety of the public may be endangered”. When the safety of other drivers and passengers on the road is ignored, such as driving excessively over the speed limit, it can result in a charge of reckless driving. Excessive speeding is one form of reckless driving, also called careless or dangerous driving. Some other forms of reckless driving are running red lights or stop signs, failing to yield the right-of-way to other vehicles or pedestrians, driving under the influence (DUI), racing other vehicles, and texting while driving. The consequences for speeding in Rhode Island may involve a speeding ticket with fines, jail time, and/or license suspension, depending on the severity of the incident and decision of the judge In Rhode Island, a driver may still be ticketed even if he or she was not driving over the speed limit, but was driving at an unsafe speed based on adverse weather conditions or level of traffic. If negligent driving is found to be the cause of a crash causing injury or death, a personal injury or wrongful death claim may be brought against the driver by a speeding accident attorney.

How to Prove Liability in a Speeding Accident

A skilled speeding accident lawyer can assist you in establishing liability in your Warwick speeding accident case. Firstly, you will need to establish that the driver who caused the accident failed to use due care when operating their vehicle. This may be proven by obtaining a police report which shows the driver at fault was issued a citation for excessive speeding. Once liability has been established, the next step is to prove that speeding was the cause of the crash that caused your injuries. You must show that you would not likely have received your injuries if the other driver was not speeding. Once this is shown, documentation must be provided to show proof that you incurred injuries in the speeding accident. Documentation may include medical bills, hospital bills, doctor or chiropractor visits, time missing from work, and other proof that your injuries have caused you damage and losses. Your speeding accident lawyer can assist you in obtaining proper documentation and determining what types of losses and damages you may be rewarded for your suffering.

Seek Professional Guidance from a Warwick Speeding Accident Lawyer

Whether the car accident you were involved in caused you mild, moderate, or severe personal injury that will majorly change your life, you deserve to be compensated for your injuries. An injury lawyer like David Tapalian, with assist you every step of the way from the initial accident throughout your recovery. The staff at Tapalian Law will help you to obtain police reports, medical forms, and other documentation for your Warwick auto accident. On your behalf, a claim will be filed for your personal injury case that was caused by a speeding driver. We are always available to answer your phone calls and respond to your emails and will be in contact with you throughout the duration of your case. We understand getting hurt in an accident doesn’t just happen from 9 to 5 and Tapalian Law is here to help you 24/7. Call us today for a free review of your Warwick accident case at 401-552-5000 or contact us online. With offices located in Providence and Seekonk, we are conveniently located to Warwick residents. If you are hurt and can’t get to our offices, we will come to you to discuss the details of your injury case and tell you how we can help you