Car accidents happen every day. And despite how common they are, car crashes can be incredibly jarring and frightening, especially when they result in serious injuries. However, it is crucial that you stay on the scene and call for help if anyone is hurt.
Many people in Rhode Island are willing to step up and take responsibility when they cause someone's injury, but that is not always the case. Even those with a strong sense of justice may think twice when faced with the possibility of extra payments or increased insurance premiums.
Auto accidents occur for many reasons, such as failing to stop, drinking and driving and many other risk factors that are widely recognized. However, less common hazards can also lead to a collision, such as a poison ivy rash. During this time of year, poison ivy is prevalent in some parts of the country, and people who are exposed to poison ivy may struggle with extremely painful, itchy rashes. Not only can these rashes cause a great deal of discomfort, but they may even make a driver more likely to collide with another vehicle.
Any time someone is involved in an auto accident, the crash can turn their life upside down in countless ways. For some people, however, these accidents can be especially disruptive, such as someone who is planning on getting married in the near future. If you were recently involved in an accident and you are planning to get married soon, you may be facing many different challenges. In fact, you may even need to postpone your wedding as a result of the physical, emotional or financial consequences of the crash. Sadly, many people have found themselves in this position and our law firm believes that negligent drivers must be held answerable.
The immediate aftermath of a car accident in Rhode Island can be quite a dangerous time. Those involved in the accident may exit their vehicles to check on others or to survey the damage. While such a reaction may be natural, depending on where the accident occurred those involved may want to take care to ensure that leaving their vehicles does not expose them to oncoming traffic.