Head-on Collision Accident Attorney in Rhode Island
Head-on collisions are an especially devastating type of traffic accident because of the extreme forces involved, especially when they occur at high speeds. Victims can be left with devastating injuries, expensive medical and rehabilitation bills, and considerable time missed at work, to say nothing of the emotional toll all this can take.
However, if you were injured in a head-on collision that someone else caused, they may be responsible for compensating you for these and other losses. The attorneys at Bottaro Law are ready to help you pursue that compensation. We have been fighting for the rights of accident victims throughout Rhode Island for over a decade. We go to great lengths to build a relationship with our clients. That way, we can better represent them at the negotiating table and in court.
Don’t wait to demand the compensation you deserve. Contact Bottaro Law today for a free consultation.
What Is a Head-On Collision?
A head-on or frontal collision occurs when two vehicles traveling in opposite directions crash into one another. These collisions often occur on freeways, on- and off-ramps, highways, suburban roads, and city streets.
Since the vehicles are moving in opposite directions at the time of the accident, they hit with the total force of their combined weight and speed – often far greater than in other types of collisions. Consequently, these accidents can result in severe, even fatal, injuries. Sometimes one or both vehicles overturn or skid into other lanes of traffic, causing additional collisions.
Statute of Limitations for Filing a Head-on Collision Claim
Rhode Island law gives injured parties three years following an accident to file an injury claim. That may sound like a long time, but it is in your best interest to begin the process as soon as possible. It is easier to gather evidence soon after the accident, and you may run into delays that can slow down the process. Most importantly, the sooner you start, the sooner your case can be resolved.
Potential Compensation for Your Injuries from a Head-on Collision
In general, you may be owed compensation for:
- Current and future medical costs
- Long-term rehabilitation
- Lost wages
- Loss of earning potential
- Emotional distress
- Diminished quality of life
- Property damage
If your family member was killed in a head-on collision, Rhode Island law allows the executor of the deceased’s estate to file a wrongful death lawsuit to recover compensation for the funeral and burial expenses, medical bills, loss of companionship, and other losses related to the death.