Even though Rhode Island is one of the smallest states in the country, it is also one of the most dangerous when it comes to drunk driving. Nearly half of the fatalities that occur on Rhode Island roadways are caused by driving under the influence of alcohol. According to reports from the Rhode Island Department of Health, even though the state’s percentage of auto accident-related deaths is lower than the country as a whole, the percentage of deaths due to DUI has been higher than the national average since 2013.
The Damages Of DUI
Drunk driving accidents have caused everything from severe damage of property to lifelong disabling injuries, and, unfortunately, many fatalities.
The results of a DUI auto accident are often far-reaching and long-lasting. Injuries are usually serious and medical expenses can become extremely expensive.
You May Be Entitled To Compensation After A DUI Accident
If you’ve been hurt by a drunk driver, you or your loved ones may be entitled to compensation. It doesn’t matter if you were a passenger in the driver’s car, in another car, a pedestrian, or a bicyclist. Impaired drivers and the bars that serve them can be sued for the damage they cause and their victims can collect compensation to help cover their injuries, medical costs, pain and suffering, and even wrongful death.
Speak With An Experienced Providence, Rhode Island DUI Attorney
If you’ve been involved in a crash with a drunk driver in the state of Rhode Island, Mandell, Boisclair & Mandell can help. Our team of lawyers can help you and your family recover full and fair compensation for the injuries you’ve suffered and make sure that you are supported through the medical expenses that you will suffer now and in the future. You may also be entitled to compensation for your pain and suffering and/or the loss of a loved one.
Your first consultation is free and confidential. You can reach us online anytime or call us at (401) 204-1610 to schedule an appointment. We’ll be happy to go over the details of your case, give you a full and honest case evaluation, and discuss exactly how we can help you.