Seat Belt Laws and Accidents in Rhode Island

2011 was an important year for the state of Rhode Island in their continued quest to reduce traffic fatalities on their roadways. It was during that year that their state legislature enacted a primary seat belt law. The law went into effect in June of that year, and mandated an $85.00 for all offenders caught […]

Tips For Pedestrian Safety in Providence , RI

Accidents involving pedestrians are on the rise all over the United States today. According to the Center For Disease Control or CDC, 4,735 pedestrians died in accidents in 2013 alone. 150,000 people were treated in the same year for non-fatal pedestrian accident injuries. Unfortunately, many of these pedestrian accidents are preventable. The following are some […]

RI Emergency Lane Accident | Using Highway Shoulder as Passing Lane

One night you are driving home from work. Maybe you’re stuck in traffic or you are cruising down the road. Suddenly, your car cuts out. Or your tire goes flat. Or a bunch of red lights on the dashboard start to flash at you and you have no idea why. Perhaps you just run out […]

Stoned Driving Accident Lawyer | Marijuana (pot) high driving accident

This article was authored by a Rhode Island personal injury attorney who helps clients with drunk driving accidents  (DUI / DWI / OUI) and driving while high collisions causing serious personal injury. Societal trends concerning the use and legalization of marijuana have changed dramatically in recent years. As a result the prevalence of marijuana induced […]

Rhode Island Wrongful Death Lawyer | RI Fatal Accident Attorneys

Fatal car accidents happen for a variety of reasons. Drug use, alcohol, lack of seat belt, and road rage have all taken their fair share of lives. On a good note, fatalities are happening less and less every few years. Getting into a collision while driving a truck has a much higher survivability chance than […]

East Greenwich Liability Lawyers

Automobile accidents are one of the most common types of personal injury cases. In East Greenwich, traffic and winter weather can lead to dangerous road conditions and car crashes. If you have been involved in an East greenwich car accident and believe the other driver is at fault, you may benefit from speaking with a […]

Negligent Driving in Rhode Island

If you have ever lost a friend or family member to a car crash, you know how devastating it can be. Perhaps you have been in an accident yourself. Maybe, that time, you were lucky and were not injured. Every day in America, lives are lost and people are injured due to another driver not […]

East Providence Negligence attorneys | Slepkow Law (Est. 1932)

If you have ever lost a friend or family member to a car crash, you know how devastating it can be. Perhaps you have been in an accident yourself. Maybe, that time, you were lucky and were not injured. Every day in America, lives are lost and people are injured due to another driver not […]

RI rear-end motorcycle accident & car crash injury attorney

 Any motor vehicle accident can be deadly, but those who ride motorcycles are especially at risk when a crash occurs. In fact, bikers are 27 times more likely to get into a fatal accident than those who are behind the wheel of a car or truck. http://www.iihs.org/iihs/topics/t/motorcycles/fatalityfacts/motorcycles  During a crash, the frame and safety features of a […]

Do roundabouts cause more accidents in RI and MA?

Roundabouts are typically called rotaries in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.  The history of rotaries in Massachusetts is a long and controversial one. Rotaries “proliferated in Massachusetts since the first was built in Yarmouth on Cape Cod in 1939, but construction of new rotaries was banned in the 1960s.”  Boston.com  “Roundabouts have become synonymous with odd […]