East Greenwich, RI asked in Car Accidents and Traffic Tickets for Rhode Island

Q: I made a left on green and was rear ended by a speeding car. I was given a ticket. was I at fault?

I made it almost through the intersection but had to slow since a truck was in front of me. A speeding car hit the extreme back of my car. I went back afterwards to look at the crash site. She should not have hit me. I was far enough out of the intersection. I think she was on her phone or distracted. She had a baby in a baby seat and was already on her phone when I went to see if she was ok. My son witnessed the accident. He was my passenger. Their were no other witnesses. I got a ticket. I complained to the officer to no avail. What do I do? I have a clean record and a commercial license in Rhode Island.

3 Lawyer Answers
Neville Bedford
Neville Bedford
Answered
  • East Providence, RI
  • Licensed in Rhode Island

A: Hire an attorney to assist you in defending the case.

Tim Akpinar agrees with this answer

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
Answered
  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Little Neck, NY

A: Also notify your insurance carrier. Based on the speed/impact you describe, it's possible your carrier would anticipate injury claims in such an accident. As such, they would likely want the opportunity to investigate things immediately before the possibility of evidence being lost. In terms of your question about fault, that might have to await completion of an investigation of the accident. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
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  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Wyomissing, PA

A: Appeal the ticket if you have time. Contact a member of the RI trial lawyers assn /RI Assn for Justice--they give free consults, as you/your son may have claims. Contact your insurance, get a claim # and adjuster. If anyone calls refer them to your insurance and DO NOT GIVE ANY STATEMENT ABOUT THE WRECK.

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