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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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Recovering Damages After a Rhode Island Bus Accident: Why You Need a Lawyer

By Robert E. Craven & Associates |

Who should be responsible for your injury if you were harmed in a Rhode Island bus accident? Whenever you think of buses or other means of public transportation in Rhode Island, the first thing that comes to mind is RIPTA. RIPTA, Rhode Island Public Transit Authority, is a mass transportation system that offers low-cost… Read More »

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Drunk Driving Accidents During the Holidays in Rhode Island

By Robert E. Craven & Associates |

Car accidents related to drunk driving spike during the holiday season in Rhode Island and all other states. An average of 300 Americans die in DUI-related collisions the week between Christmas and New Year’s Eve. With so many office parties, family gatherings, and holiday events in December, one’s chances of having one too many… Read More »

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What to Do After a Rhode Island Pedestrian Accident?

By Robert E. Craven & Associates |

A female pedestrian was struck by a vehicle in Westerly, Rhode Island, as the state continues to be beset by an increasing number of pedestrian accidents. Pedestrian deaths have been rising nationwide, as reported by U.S. News, citing a WPRI-TV report. The rate of pedestrian deaths in Rhode Island has held relatively steady in… Read More »

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Does it Make Sense to Sue a Drunk Driver in Rhode Island?

By Robert E. Craven & Associates |

If you were in a motor vehicle crash involving an intoxicated motorist, you are probably wondering if filing a lawsuit against the drunk driver is worth the effort, time, and money. More often than not, suing an impaired driver in Rhode Island does not make much sense in terms of recovering compensation unless the… Read More »

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Fatal Head-On Crash in Rhode Island Reminds of the Perils of Frontal Collisions

By Robert E. Craven & Associates |

Any vehicle collision can cause injury, but head-on crashes – also known as frontal impact collisions – are associated with serious injuries and a heightened risk of death. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, head-on collisions are associated with a 58% fatality rate for drivers and passengers in either vehicle. Given the… Read More »

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Car Accident Caused by Medical Emergency in Rhode Island: Who’s Liable?

By Robert E. Craven & Associates |

If a motorist has a heart attack, stroke, or another sudden medical emergency while driving, is he or she responsible for the damages suffered by other parties as a result of losing control of the vehicle? A recent car accident in Rhode Island has highlighted the question of liability in motor vehicle collisions caused… Read More »

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