After a car accident, we’ll be here to assist you in getting the proper compensation for any medical expenses, time out of work, along with pain and suffering.
Car Accident Representation
If you've suffered due to an auto accident, we've got your back.
Car accidents can result in serious injury and can have an effect on your ability to support yourself and your family.
Here at Cappuccio & Cappuccio we're here to assist you through the whole process. Our injury lawyers know the Rhode Island laws, and won't let big corporations, such as insurance companies, give you anything less than they owe.
Rhode Island Car Accident Attorneys
When you choose Cappuccio & Cappuccio, you’re choosing over 70 years of experience. Our lawyers will work for you to make sure you get the best compensation. Their past success with these type of cases in Rhode Island is definitely something you want to have on your side.
When you choose Cappuccio & Cappuccio to handle your case, our lawyers are here to help you:
- Get the treatment you need to get better.
- Gather medical records related to your car accident injuries.
- Prepare your case for trial if you don’t receive a fair settlement offer for your injuries.
- Look into the cause of your car crash.
- Consult with wage loss experts to help calculate future economic damages.
- Negotiate with the insurance company to help you get maximum compensation.
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Common Causes of Auto Accidents
There are many different things that can lead to a car accident. No matter what the cause, Cappuccio & Cappuccio have your back. We have experience with all kinds of accidents, including those caused by:
- Distracted Driving
There are many different distractions that come when behind the wheel, none being more common than cell phones. Everyday in the United States, over 1000 people are injured because of distracted driving.
- Disobeying Traffic Laws
Even though laws are followed by most, there are always drivers who disregard them by doing things like running stop lights. Everyday, there are plenty of accidents cause by careless driving like this.
- Drunk Driving
Drunk Driving is one of the most dangerous things someone can do behind the wheel. It is so dangerous and sadly common that it is the cause of over 30% of all accidents in the United States.
- Hazardous Road Conditions
Whether it’s potholes or icy roads, Rhode Islanders know all about tough road conditions. Sometimes the roads are so bad that drivers lose control of their vehicles.
New drivers tend to be younger, and that can lead to them not making the smartest choices on the road. Many new teen drivers are distracted while driving, whether it’s loud music or noisy passengers, they may not be fully focused on the road. This can cause them to get into accidents at a higher rate.
- Road Rage
Many drivers are angry when behind the wheel. This leads to aggressive driving, which includes things like, speeding, tailgating, cutting off other drivers, or erratic breaking. Research from AAA shows that there are over 1,500 accidents caused by aggressive driving every year.
Most people want to go fast when they’re on the road. Unfortunately, the faster they drive, the longer it takes for them to stop. This causes plenty of accidents each year, and the risk of injury is higher because of the higher speeds.
- Vehicle Defects
All of the aforementioned causes of accidents all involve errors made by the driver. Sometimes, it can also be the fault of the vehicle manufacturer. If a car isn’t working right it can cause the driver to lose control.
MASSACHUSETTS AND RHODE ISLAND CAR ACCIDENT LAWS
Here at Cappuccio & Cappuccio, we are well are that Rhode Islanders are not confined to just the roads of Rhode Island, it is important to us that you know the different laws in the State of Massachusetts. We are here to answer any questions you may have about the Massachusetts or Rhode Island laws, just give us a call at 401-596-4072.
TYPES OF AUTO ACCIDENT INJURIES
Auto accidents can cause a wide variety of injuries. When you come to us at Cappuccio & Cappuccio, we can help get you the compensation you need for any injury you have sustained. Because of the wide range of accidents, there are a wide range of injuries, such as:
-Arm and Leg Injuries
Injuries to the arms and legs tend to be pretty common in accidents. They can be very serious because they can impact your ability to do everyday things like walking.
Some common types of arm and leg injuries are:
- Cuts, scrapes, and lacerations
- Skin burns
- Abrasions and avulsions
- Contusions (bruises)
- Infection caused by skin puncture
- Blood clots
- Aneurysm in the shoulder, arm, or leg
- Deep vein thrombosis (a common cause of pulmonary embolism)
- Muscle damage
- Gangrene (dead tissue)
- Limb infarction/ necrosis
- Nerve damage
- Broken fingers or toes
- Broken arm or leg
- Severed arm or leg
- Surgical amputation subsequent to injury
Back injuries are no joke. Your back is a very important part of your body whether you realize it or not. Injuries to the back can leave you in constant pain and can make easy things difficult.
Common back injuries include:
- Sprains or torn ligaments
- Herniated discs
- Strains or torn muscles
- Spinal cord injuries
The brain controls everything happening in the human body. Serious damage to your brain can mean serious damage to your life. Some injuries are more serious and damaging than others, but nothing involving the brain should be taken lightly.
Different types of injuries to the brain include:
- Diffuse anoxal injury
- Intracranial hematoma
- Parietal lobe injury
- Temporal lobe injury
Because of the force of air bags, the chest is a part of the body that is commonly injured in auto accidents. It also includes vital organs such as the heart, lungs, and liver.
Chest injuries caused in accidents include the following:
- Strained muscles
- Broken, bruised, and fractured ribs (including incomplete fracture)
- Sternal fracture (fractured breastbone)
- Internal bleeding
- Ruptured spleen
- Abdominal aortic aneurysm
- Myocardial contusion (bruising of the heart)
- Cardiac arrhythmias
- Punctured or collapsed lung
- Respiratory distress
- Flail chest
- Tracheobronchial injury
- Sepsis subsequent to chest injury
Organs that could possibly be damaged due to chest injury are:
- Lymph nodes
- Pleura/ pleural space
- Pulmonary artery
Obviously, when people think of the head, they think of the brain. But there are many different kinds of head injuries that you can sustain in an accident.
When in an auto accident, you can suffer injuries to:
- Jaw and Teeth
Neck damage is one of the most common results of car accidents. The force that can be the result of an accident is usually too much for your neck to handle. One of the most common injuries to the neck is whiplash. Whiplash can cause symptoms such as:
- Pain that worsens with neck movement
- Limited range of motion
- Impaired ability to drive
- Difficulty performing daily tasks at a normal pace
- Stiffness in and around the neck
- Tenderness in the shoulders, arms, upper back, and lower head
- Tingling or numbness in the arm
- Blurred vision
- Tinnitus (ringing in the ears)
- Lower back pain
- TMJ/ jaw pain
- Poor concentration and memory problems
- Poor sleep
Other neck injuries include:
- Disc injury
- Spinal cord injury
- Neck trauma involving traumatic brain injury
- Neck sprain
- Cervical dislocation
- Nerve root damage
- Neck fracture
- Lacerations, scrapes, or burns affecting skin on the neck
The pelvis is a bony structure that makes up your hips. Pelvic and abdominal injuries are common in motor vehicle accidents, and because of their proximity, they often occur together.
Different pelvic injuries include:
- Pelvic fracture
- Broken pelvis
- Compressive pelvic injury
- Pelvic contusions (bruising)
- Back pain caused by pelvic injury
- Hip fractures
- Injury to the area(s) around the pelvis
Injuries involving the abdomen are:
- Internal organ damage
- Internal bleeding
- Bowel obstruction
- Intestinal injury
- Stomach injury
- Gallbladder injury
- Colon injury
- Pancreas injury
- Liver injury
- Kidney injury
- Bladder damage
- Muscle/ tissue damage
- Blunt abdominal trauma
- Abdominal abscesses
- Blood clots
- Cuts, scrapes, or burns on abdominal skin
- Abdominal swelling
- Abdominal compartment syndrome
If you have suffered, or think you have suffered any of these injuries due to an auto accident, give Cappuccio & Cappuccio a call at 401-596-4072 today!