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David Tapalian

David Tapalian

Injury Attorney in RI and Mass. NO FEE Unless we Win!
  • Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Workers' Compensation ...
  • Florida, Massachusetts, Rhode Island
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David Tapalian has lived in the Rhode Island and Massachusetts area his entire life. He is graduate of Brown University located in Providence, R.I. While at Brown, Mr. Tapalian earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Public Policy and American Institutions. Upon graduation from Brown University Mr. Tapalian then received his Juris Doctorate degree from the Roger Williams University School of Law. Immediately after graduation and passing the Bar Examination in Rhode Island, he then opened his own legal practice and has been at it ever since. He has also been admitted to the Massachusetts and Florida Bars as well as the Federal District Court for Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Mr. Tapalian areas of expertise are in personal injury/accident law. His focus is on vehicle accidents, slip and falls, falling objects, dog bites and pedestrian injuries.

Practice Areas
Personal Injury
Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
Medical Malpractice
Birth Injury, Medical Misdiagnosis, Pharmacy Errors, Surgical Errors
Workers' Compensation
Nursing Home Abuse
  • Free Consultation
  • Contingent Fees
    No Fee Unless we Win Your Case!
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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Rhode Island
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Rhode Island Bar Association
Massachusetts State Bar
Florida State Bar
Brown University
Tapalian Law
Roger Williams University School of Law
J.D. (2000)
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Brown University
B.A. (1997)
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Clients' Choice
Professional Associations
Rhode Island State Bar
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Articles & Publications
Rise in Bicycle Accidents Feared Amidst Dismantling of Providence Bike Lane
David Tapalian
Speaking Engagements
PIP Considerations
Milton Chiropractic
Discussion as it pertains to PIP and auto accidents within the Commonwealth and specifically the pitfalls of PIP deductibles.
Top 100 Trial Lawyers
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Websites & Blogs
David Tapalian's Website Profile
Tapalian Law Website
Rhode Island Accident Lawyer Blog
Legal Answers
13 Questions Answered
Q. Is other vehicle's insurance responsible for car rental if they accepted fault for accident?
A: Every situation is fact intensive and related to that particular circumstance. However, when an insurance company accepts fault for an accident, they should be providing a rental, if one is needed. This is particularly applicable if they are paying for the repair of the vehicle. The situation changes somewhat when it's a total loss of the property damage. In that situation the obligation of the at fault insurance company is to provide a rental for a much shorter period of time; normally reasonably around the time when you receive the total loss payout. However, in this situation the other vehicles insurance should be responsible for your reasonable rental.
Q. I’m the passenger in a hit and run. What are my rights
A: You have a lot of rights. It really depends upon what your specific question is. Were you injured? If so, you would have the ability to go after those who are at fault for your injuries, including the driver and of course you could potentially use Florida PIP. If you present a more specific question, I'd be very happy to answer it as best as I can.
Q. A guy hit my car, we chose to settle private..PLEASE READ (Evidence)
A: It’s always best practices to contact the police. Especially if this accident was not your fault, it’s always best to go through the other person’s auto insurance. I’ve seen time and again how handling it “private” backfires. If you are concerned you should file a police report.
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Contact & Map
Tapalian Law
Providence Office
350 S Main St
Providence, RI 02903
Telephone: (401) 552-5000
Fax: (888) 703-3334
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Revere Office
205 Revere Beach Pkwy
Revere, RI 02151
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Seekonk Office - By Appointment Only
100 Greenbrier Dr
Seekonk, MA 02771
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Fort Lauderdale Office
12 SE 7th St #803
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301