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  • American Association for Justice
    As members of the AAJ, we are committed to promoting a fair, effective justice system that allows for victims of misconduct or negligence to obtain the justice they deserve.
  • Rhode Island Association for Justice
    Members of the Rhode Island Association for Justice follow the organization’s mission: Working together to ensure equality.
  • Rhode Island Bar Association
    The Rhode Island Bar Association has been working to uphold and protect federal and state laws since 1898, with an emphasis on maintaining a democratic government and honoring the justice system.
  • DC Bar
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  • Super Lawyers
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  • Distinguished Martindale Hubbell
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  • Brain Injury Association
    Our work with the Brain Injury Association of Rhode Island is designed to provide information and services to survivors.
  • Brain Association of America
    As members of the Brain Injury Association of America, we are the voice of awareness, and we are here to help survivors.
  • Southern New England Brain Injury Law Center
    Southern New England Brain Injury Law Center
  • NABIS
    This is a society of multidisciplinary brain injury professionals who come together to discuss issues concerning brain injury and bring the science behind brain injuries into practice.
  • Melvin M Belli
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Rhode Island Distracted Driving Lawyers

Distracted Driving Causes Serious Accidents. Talk to Us in Providence or Middletown.

Distracted driving has been a hazard to Rhode Island and Massachusetts drivers, bicyclists, and pedestrians as long as there have been vehicles on our roads. From the day each of us got our learner's permit, the mantra has always been, "eyes on the road and both hands on the wheel." Still, there are countless accidents that occur every day because most people can't stay focused enough to do either one.

When drivers get distracted and divert their attention from the road ahead, they present a serious risk to everyone sharing the road with them. When distracted drivers cause accidents that result in injuries to innocent people, their victims have the right to be fully compensated for their medical care, loss of income, property damage, and any other losses connected to the accident.

Protect Your Rights | Talk to an Attorney

These are complex cases that require the attention of a qualified Rhode Island personal injury lawyer. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in an accident that was caused by a distracted driver, hiring the right lawyer can go a long way toward ensuring that your interests are protected over the short and long term.

From our offices in Providence and Middletown, the attorneys at Karns & Kerrison represent clients in all types of distracted driving accident claims, including those arising from the following:

  • Texting while driving and cellphone use
  • Using GPS devices
  • Sightseeing
  • Eating while driving
  • Smoking and driving, including playing with the cigarette lighter
  • Drinking and driving, including non-alcoholic beverages
  • Playing with the radio or MP3 player
  • Listening to loud music
  • Distractions from children or other passengers
  • Reading maps or directions
  • Driver fatigue

Some of these activities avert a person's view of traffic and the road. Others divert a person's hands from the necessary tasks of driving, including keeping both hands on the steering wheel. Others take away from a driver's mental focus. Experts often say that the combination of texting and driving involves all three types of diversions — and has become a serious traffic safety problem.

If a lawyer from Karns & Kerrison represents you after a motor vehicle accident in Rhode Island or Massachusetts, rest assured that we are prepared to pursue every available option in an effort to determine whether another motorist's distracted driving caused the crash. We can obtain cellphone records and other evidence to help build a strong case for compensation based on the other driver's negligence.

Contact Our Distracted Driving Attorneys to Discuss Your Injury Claim

Was your car accident caused by another driver's distracted or drowsy driving? Our dedicated auto accident attorneys in Rhode Island are ready to help.

You can reach us locally by calling (888) 281-3100 or contact us via email to schedule a free initial consultation where you can get your questions answered and learn more about your legal options.

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    I would definitely recommend Karns & Kerrison to anyone who asked - they come through for you.

    - Patricia Feeley

  • Slipped on Greasy Floor
    I have no reservations whatsoever in recommending Karns & Kerrison.

    - Mike Carey

  • Rear End Collision
    Nothing but positive results from consultation, to filing the legal suit, handling of a major operation, to recovery and finalizing a generous settlement.

    - Larry Goldfarb

  • Horrible Car Accident
    They not only got me a fair settlement, they helped to get me well.

    - Nancy

  • Motor Vehicle Accident - Braga Bridge
    It was comforting to know I had someone watching out for me.

    - Jeanie Small

  • Pedestrian hit by Car
    I did not know where to turn when I realized I needed legal help but I am very happy that I found Karns & Kerrison.

    - Martin

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If you or your loved one suffered severe, life-altering injuries due to someone else’s negligence, we are here to help you fight for justice. For answers to your questions or to schedule a free consultation, contact our personal injury team at (888) 281-3100. We offer our legal services on a contingency fee basis, meaning you only pay attorneys’ fees after we have recovered compensation on your behalf.

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