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Car Accident in Pawtucket Rhode Island

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Pawtucket Car Accident lawyers of the Pawtucket, RI office for d’Oliveira & Associates

(L-R) Paul d’Oliveira (Lawyer), D. Robin Gouveia (Lawyer), Lisa Lennon (Office Manager / Paralegal), Lindsay Ferreira (Paralegal), Patricia O’Donnell (Claims Adjuster), Tiffany Shields (Legal Assistant)

If you have been injured in a car accident and it is not your fault, we have the knowledge and resources to get you a very good settlement for your medical bills, lost income (if any) and pain and suffering, among other losses. We charge no fee until you receive a settlement or award. Feel free to contact us toll-free or online for a free (no obligation) case evaluation.

D. Robin Gouveia, is the managing attorney of our Pawtucket office and has been settling car accident cases for over 16 years now. Lisa Lennon, our leading paralegal in our Pawtucket office has also been handling car accident cases for over 18 years now. See the many positive reviews expressed from past clients on our Google+ Pawtucket page.

Our Best Car Accident Case Settlements:

  • $964,000 Car Accident Settlement – Our client suffered brain injury after her motor vehicle accident.
  • $800,000 Car Accident Settlement – Our client sustained two fractured vertebrae and major bruising all over her body.
  • $650,000 Car Accident Settlement – Our client suffered a concussion, dental and facial fractures, cuts to his arms and face, and underwent shoulder surgery.
  • $470,000 Car Accident Settlement – Our client was a passenger in a motor vehicle accident and suffered a brain injury.

Commonly Asked Questions:

What Injuries May I Be Compensated For?

RI man with whiplash after being in a Pawtucket car accidentIf you are injured in a car accident and you are not at fault, you may be entitled to monetary compensation for your medical bills, lost income and pain and suffering, among other loses. Pain and suffering is where we will fight the insurance company on the most. Unfortunately the insurance companies can be difficult when it comes to paying you fairly for your pain and suffering because the less they pay you, the more money they make. This is where our 29 years of experience as Pawtucket car accident lawyers will be advantageous for you.  Read more.

What Should I Tell My Insurance Company?

    • Contact your insurance agent as soon as possible after the accident happens because all insurance companies require you to a file a claim within a reasonable amount of time after the accident occurs.


    • Read your specific policy and determine the coverage you have, to ensure you file proper claims. An experienced Pawtucket car accident lawyer can guide you through this process.


    • Explain the details of the accident to your insurance company and give them the other driver’s insurance information.


    • Save any and all paperwork involved with your auto accident claim, including medical bills, repair bills, and any other documents or expenses.


    • Do not speak to the other party’s insurance company without speaking with an experienced Pawtucket auto accident lawyer first because it costs nothing to talk to us for a free case evaluation.


    • If you do decide to speak with the other parties’ insurance company:
      1. DO NOT discuss the details as to how the accident happened,


      1. DO NOT accept any offers to settle your claim until your doctor has released you from medical treatment and you are free from any pain,


    1. DO NOT sign any insurance waiver or release until your doctor has released you from treatment and you are healthy again.

How Do I Record Any Property Damage Done To My Vehicle?

Claims appraiser recording damage from Pawtucket RI car accidentIt really is this simple; your auto body repair man should meet with the claims adjustor from the insurance company and negotiate your property damage claim at the auto body shop. He is the best person, since he will be fixing your vehicle, to negotiate your property damage claim.  Read more.

How Much Do You Charge For A Car Accident Case?

Our law firm will not charge any legal fees until you obtain the settlement or award you are entitled to for the injuries you have suffered. We do charge a 1/3 fee of your settlement or award, which is standard in this field of personal injury law. Remember, a good lawyer does not cost you more…they get you more. “You focus on your recovery, and let us focus on your case.”

How Should I React After Being Injured In A Car Accident?

Pawtucket Car Accident

  • Turn on your hazards and do not move your car unless you are in danger.
  • If possible, take photographs of the cars involved and their positions.
  • Call 911 and tell them if anyone is hurt or needs medical treatment.
  • Get witnesses names and contact information before they leave the scene of the accident.
  • Get the other driver’s name, address and insurance company.
  • If injured, seek medical attention as soon as possible.

How Quickly Do I Have To Take Legal Action After My Accident?

Pawtucket Auto Accident ReportIn Rhode Island, the statute of limitations, for most auto accident cases, is 3 years. For minors the statute is longer. This means you or your attorney will have 3 years to file a lawsuit against the other driver for the injuries you sustained. Contacting a knowledgeable Pawtucket car accident attorney will inform you of the applicable statute of limitations.

What If The Other Driver Has No Insurance?

If you are hurt, you can collect uninsured motorist benefits from the vehicle you were in at the time of the accident, and your insurance company cannot raise your rates if you are not at fault. Often you can also collect uninsured motorist benefits from other automobiles insured and owned by people in the house you live in.  Read more.

How Much Insurance Coverage Is Required in RI?

The minimum liability coverage that one must carry, in Rhode Island, is 25,000/50,000 dollars. This type of coverage means any person hurt has up to $25,000 coverage, however, if two or more people are hurt, there is $50,000 in coverage for everyone injured. If your injuries are worth more than 25,000/50,000, you would be able to collect underinsured motorist money from the car you were in at the time of the accident and/or any vehicles owned by you and members of your household.

What Advantage Do I Get By Hiring An Experienced Car Accident Lawyer?

Pawtucket car accident lawyer meeting with Pawtucket, Rhode Island coupleThe insurance company is out to pay you as little as possible as profits are their main motive. Do not be fooled into taking quick cash. There are many things an experienced Pawtucket lawyer can do to make sure you get the best possible settlement for your injuries. This includes monitoring your medical treatment to make sure your doctors ordered the appropriate tests, obtaining and monitoring your medical records to make sure they document the pain and suffering you have sustained, advising you about every aspect of your claim, and most importantly, negotiating the best possible settlement to compensate for your injuries.

Why Call Us Today?

Courtroom for Pawtucket Car Accident claimsD. Robin Gouveia, the managing lawyer in our Pawtucket office, has over 18 years of experience handling car accident cases. Experience is crucial in handling these types of cases and we know how to make sure you get the best settlement possible for your injuries. Our number one priority is your wellbeing, which is why we want you to focus on recovery while we focus on your case. Feel free to call our 24-hour HURTLINE at 1-800-992-6878 for more information or fill out a contact form for a free legal consultation.  Read more.

Driving Directions

From Central Falls, RI:
Estimated drive time, 10 minutes

Get on RI-114 S and continue onto Main St. Turn right onto Park Pl and then turn left on Park Pl W. Continue onto George St. Our office is on the right.

From Lincoln, RI:
Estimated drive time, 20 minutes

Get onto RI-123 E/Breakneck Hill Rd and turn right on Great Rd. Turn left onto Chapel St. Turn left onto Walker St and then keep right to continue toward Lonsdale Ave. Take a slight left onto Dexter St and continue onto Main St. Continue onto Park Pl W and then continue to George St. Our office is on the right.