Rhode Island and Massachusetts Car Accident Lawyer
At the Bottaro Law Firm, we have helped hundreds of clients obtain millions of dollars in compensation for injuries suffered in all types of car accidents. From driver distractions to bad weather conditions, we’ve seen it all when it comes to the causes of crashes on roadways in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a car crash, we can help. The following are some of the most common types of car accidents in which we’ve helped clients obtain financial compensation for their losses.
Head-on collisions are extremely dangerous because the force of the impact is multiplied by the speed of the vehicles heading in opposite directions. If two cars collide head-on at 25 mph, it is the same as hitting a stationary object at 50 mph. If both cars are traveling 50 mph, the collision is comparable to a 100 mph single-car accident.
Despite the fact that the two cars in a head-on collision are driving toward each other, these accidents still are often unavoidable. The other driver may have come out of nowhere, or you may simply have nowhere else to go. Head-on collisions commonly occur when:
- A driver enters an intersection without the right of way
- A driver tries to make a pass on a two-lane road
- A driver loses control of their vehicle
Side-Impact and Sideswipe Collisions
Side-impact collisions are commonly known as “T-bone” accidents. These occur when one vehicle drives, spins, or slides into the side of another. Even when airbags deploy and the occupants are wearing their seatbelts, side-impact collisions often result in traumatic brain injuries and broken bones.
Another kind of side-impact collision is known as the sideswipe. Sideswipe accidents occur when two vehicles that are traveling in the same direction come into contact with one another. Particularly at high speeds, sideswipes can lead both vehicles to lose control – often resulting in multi-car accidents. Sideswipes frequently occur on the highway in situations where a driver fails to check his or her blind spot before changing lanes.
Rear-end collisions typically occur as a result of inattentive or aggressive driving. The driver of the vehicle behind you should leave enough of a buffer so that they can stop safely in the event of an emergency. If they are following too closely or they don’t notice your brake lights in time, they are going to hit you, and they are going to be responsible for your injuries and other losses.
Whiplash is one of the most common injuries sustained in rear-end collisions. Whiplash occurs when your body suddenly gets pushed forward, forcing your head to follow. This causes your neck to extend in a whip-like fashion, and this violent motion can cause damage to the muscles, ligaments, and vertebrae in your upper spine.
As a driver or pedestrian, you expect other drivers to yield the right of way when it is your turn to go. When a driver fails to yield, this can lead to a collision. We regularly see cases involving:
- Failure to observe red lights and stop signs
- Failure to yield to on-coming traffic when making a turn
- Failure to yield to pedestrians in crosswalks
- Failure to yield to traffic when entering or exiting a highway
- Failure to yield to emergency vehicles
Regardless of the type of accident, if you’ve been injured and someone else is to blame, you are entitled to compensation for your injuries. The Bottaro Law Firm can help you fight for the compensation you deserve.
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At the Bottaro Law Firm, we provide free consultations, and our no-fee guarantee means that you pay nothing unless we win your case. To find out if you have a claim for financial compensation, please contact us today.