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Compensation in a Rhode Island Hit-and-Run Accident: How to Recover Damages

By Robert E. Craven & Associates |

Any auto accident can be a scary and stressful experience, especially if a victim was injured. However, the situation becomes even more stressful and confusing if the other driver flees the scene of the crash. Hit-and-run accidents, in which one driver flees the scene, are not uncommon in Providence, Newport, Warwick, and other parts… Read More »

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Wrong-Way Accidents in Rhode Island: Causes and Liability

By Robert E. Craven & Associates |

Of all the car crashes that occur on Rhode Island’s roads and highways, wrong-way accidents tend to be the deadliest and most catastrophic. Wrong-way crashes usually happen at high speeds and involve a drunk motorist. In fact, at least 60% of fatal wrong-way accidents in the U.S. are related to drunk driving, according to… Read More »

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6 Things to Consider After a Car Accident During the Coronavirus Pandemic

By Robert E. Craven & Associates |

Car crashes continue to happen in Rhode Island and all across the nation despite stay-at-home orders. Even though reports say that traffic volume decreased significantly during the coronavirus pandemic, the risk of getting into a vehicle crash still persists when people are driving to or from grocery stores or performing other essential activities. Dealing… Read More »

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Rhode Island Courier Carrying COVID-19 Samples Crashed, Prompting Hazmat Response

By Robert E. Craven & Associates |

After hearing the news about a car crash involving a courier carrying COVID-19 test samples, Rhode Island residents were concerned that the samples spilled on the roadway. The crash occurred on Interstate 95 in Seekonk and involved a 49-year-old Rhode Island woman who was delivering coronavirus samples to a lab for testing, according to… Read More »

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COVID-19: Can You Delay or Stop Medical Treatment for Personal Injury During the Pandemic?

By Robert E. Craven & Associates |

The COVID-19 pandemic has a drastic impact on nearly every aspect of our lives. But if you are unfortunate enough to get injured in a car crash or another accident during the pandemic, things might get a lot more stressful and confusing. As hospitals across Rhode Island are overwhelmed by coronavirus patients, many Rhode… Read More »

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Who’s Liable in Chain-Reaction Crashes in Rhode Island?

By Robert E. Craven & Associates |

Although any vehicle crash can cause serious injuries, chain-reaction car accidents tend to be even more catastrophic because they involve three or more cars. Determining fault in a multi-vehicle or chain-reaction crash can be complicated, especially if you are in a pure comparative fault state such as Rhode Island. Here at Robert E. Craven… Read More »

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Who’s at Fault in a Backing Out of Driveway Accident in Rhode Island?

By Robert E. Craven & Associates |

If you were in backing out of the driveway accident in Rhode Island, the question of liability might not be as easily determinable as in other car accident scenarios. If you were hit while the other driver was backing out of a parking space, it might seem that he or she is at fault… Read More »

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A Jury Should Determine Whether Uber is Liable for a Passenger’s Injury, a Rhode Island Judge Rules

By Robert E. Craven & Associates |

Rideshare apps such as Uber and Lyft have become increasingly popular among commuters in Rhode Island. The convenience, accessibility, and affordability make ride-hailing services an attractive option for commuters, riders traveling to and from the airport, or those who need to travel to venues with limited parking, such as downtown Providence. When a Lyft… Read More »

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Do All Elderly Drivers in Rhode Island Get Their Driver’s License Suspended or Face Restrictions?

By Robert E. Craven & Associates |

Most traffic rules and regulations imposed by the Rhode Island Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) apply to all drivers regardless of age. While the state claims that it has no special rules for motorists based on age alone, there are special license renewal requirements for drivers who are 75 and older. Other legal rules… Read More »

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Weather-Related Car Accidents in Rhode Island: Avoid Them With These Safe Driving Tips

By Robert E. Craven & Associates |

Ice and snow on Rhode Island roads are not uncommon during winter months. Although adverse weather conditions are factors in car accidents, drivers’ failure to exercise due care may also contribute to crashes on snow and ice. Throughout the country, more than 1,300 people are killed each year in vehicle crashes on snowy, icy,… Read More »

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