Pawtucket Injury Lawyer Representing Victims of Auto Accidents in Rhode Island
At the law office of Raymond A. Pacia, we devote a large part of our practice to handling personal injury claims arising from auto accidents, always with the goal of helping injury victims recover maximum compensation from insurance companies and at-fault parties. Our firm is based in Pawtucket and represents clients in Providence, Kent and throughout Rhode Island.
Causes & Frequency of Auto Accidents in Pawtucket
When most people think of personal injury claims, they likely think of cases involving motor vehicle accidents, often between two cars but also involving trucks, motorcycles, bicyclists, pedestrians and obstructions in roadways. At least in part, this is because auto accidents are so common, with many people being involved in more than one accident during their lifetimes. In fortunate situations, these accidents are minor and relatively easy to overcome, but others are devastating, with fatalities, permanent injuries and substantial medical costs and treatment.
While recovering from an accident can take years, causing a collision usually takes seconds. In addition to generally distracted and careless driving, some of the most common driver behaviors leading to accidents include:
- Talking or texting on a cell phone while driving
- Driving while fatigued
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Changing lanes too quickly
- Improper turns or failure to use a turn signal
- Impatient driving
- Disregarding weather conditions
- Running red lights or stop signs
- Going the wrong way on a one-way street or on/off-ramp
- Design or manufacturing defects in automobile components or equipment
- Defective roadways and dangerous property conditions, including potholes, unclear lane designation and lack of traffic signs and signals
Even when the circumstances of an accident are fairly straightforward, it can still be difficult to obtain fair compensation for your injuries. This is because insurance companies almost always try to minimize payouts on claims, even to their own policyholders, and in the case of serious injuries and damages, the cost of recovery can be high.
With experienced legal representation on your side, you can help ensure that you receive the benefits to which you are entitled, as well as any additional compensation available to you. Please see our page explaining why you need an attorney after a car accident for more information about how our firm handles claims.
Talk to an Experienced Rhode Island Personal Injury Lawyer
If you or a loved one has been hurt in an auto accident caused by another driver's carelessness, recklessness or illegal conduct behind the wheel, please contact Raymond A. Pacia in Pawtucket for a free initial consultation and interview. You owe us no legal fees until we obtain compensation on your behalf.