RHODE ISLAND TRUCK ACCIDENT LAWYER
As the number of commercial trucks on the road in Rhode Island increases, so does the likelihood of an accident. If you’ve been in a truck accident, contacting a lawyer may be necessary to protect your rights.
After a crash involving a commercial truckin g vehicle, you may suffer life-altering injuries that make it impossible to work. You need a lawyer ready to represent you so you can focus on recovering.
When searching for a Rhode Island truck accident lawyer, you should consider the law firm’s areas of focus, years of experience, and success record. The personal injury lawyers at Marasco & Nesselbush can help if you’ve been injured in an accident involving a commercial trucking vehicle. Depending on the nature of your crash, you may be eligible for compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and property damage.
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SHOULD I HIRE A TRUCK ACCIDENT LAWYER IN RHODE ISLAND?
Drivers of passenger vehicles may also be responsible for trucking accidents.
Rhode Island is a pure comparative fault state. In such areas, claimants can receive financial compensation even if they are partly or primarily responsible for the crash.
Hiring a Rhode Island truck accident lawyer is vital to establishing which party is responsible. Depending on the nature of your case, a lawyer may be able to help you with the following:
Lastly, truck accident lawyers are helpful in both interstate and intrastate (confined to one state only) cases because these experienced professionals understand the specific risks of local roads, bridges, and weather conditions. Having an attorney who understands the dynamics of the local environment is a critical element in effectively negotiating with the insurance company and the courts.
HOW LONG DO I HAVE TO FILE MY CASE?
Under a legal regulation called the statute of limitations, you must file any personal injury lawsuit within a specific time frame. The statute of limitations is intended to ensure that all evidence is as reliable as possible.
Generally, you must file a personal injury lawsuit in Rhode Island within three years of the accident date. However, some injuries manifest slowly over time, and victims may not recognize them immediately after the incident. In some instances, the statute of limitations does not start until the victim becomes aware of the injury. This regulation is the discovery of harm rule.
CAUSES OF TRUCK ACCIDENTS IN RHODE ISLAND
TYPES OF COMMERCIAL VEHICLES
A study conducted by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) found driver error causes 87% of truck accidents. Fatigue is a significant factor in crashes primarily caused by human error. The FMCSA sets limits on the maximum number of hours truckers can legally operate their vehicles without rest to prevent driver fatigue.
Providence is the city where many of the state’s car accidents occur. While crashes can take place on any street, some intersections are more dangerous than others. Memorial Boulevard near Providence Place Mall and Interstate 95 near exits 24 and 18 frequently see many collisions.
The busy downtown city streets of Washington, Westminster, and Weybosset are also considered dangerous for car crashes.
RHODE ISLAND LAWS AND REGULATIONS FOR COMMERCIAL TRUCKS
Rules for intrastate trucking activity are set by Rhode Island’s Office of Highway Safety and the Department of Transportation. Commercial vehicles operating on interstate roads must follow regulations set by the FMCSA and the U.S. Department of Transportation. In general, truckers must adhere to the following rules while driving on intrastate or interstate roads in Rhode Island:
Besides state and federal regulations, some trucking companies set their own rules for drivers. It is essential for commercial truckers to fully understand and comply with all company, state, and federal regulations.
WORK WITH MARASCO & NESSELBUSH'S LEGAL TEAM
“For anyone who is really looking for a team of Attorneys that will fight for you every second of the way, this here is the team you want and need in your corner. Attorney Ryan Kelley and his team helped me through such a difficult time after my accident. The stress of thinking what happens next was lifted off my shoulders.
Communication is key for me, and my M&N team was on point with the level of communication they provided. The get-well cards and flowers after surgery were just a special touch that brightened my day. I wasn’t treated like another number or another case, they really made me feel like family. They really care for you and your wellbeing. Words will never express but I will forever be grateful for all they have done for me. Thank you !!!!!”