Have You Been Seriously Injured in an Auto Accident?
Call the Warwick Car Accident Lawyers
to Get the Compensation You Deserve!
If you have been injured in an auto accident and it is not your fault, you could be entitled to a cash settlement for your medical bills, lost income (if any) and pain and suffering, among other losses. We have been handling car accident cases for over 28 years and charge no fee until you receive a settlement or award. Please feel free to call us toll-free or via email for a free (no obligation) case evaluation.
Warwick Auto Accident lawyers, d’Oliveira and Associates, have been helping clients obtain cash settlements for their injuries for over 28 years.Paul d’Oliveira, president of d’Oliveira and Associates, is admitted to practice law in RI and MA and has an exceptional AVVO rating of 10 out of 10. All of the attorneys at our firm have at least 15 years experience in dealing with car accident cases.
Frequently Asked Questions From Our Clients:
1. What Are The Legal Fees I Would Be Charged For My Auto Accident?
We will not charge you any legal fees until you obtain a settlement or award for your injuries. Our firm will charge a 1/3 fee of your settlement or award, which is common in the industry. We will also pay the upfront costs for attaining medical records, etc. and we will later acquire these from you if and when we settle your case.
2. What Steps Should I Take After I Am Injured In a Car Accident?
- Be sure to turn on your emergency lights and do not move your automobile unless your vehicle is in danger.
- If you are able to, take pictures of the position of the cars in the accident.
- Make sure to call 911 or your local police department and inform them if anyone is hurt or need medical assistance.
- If you can, call a friend or member of your family to the scene to be a witness and take photos, if necessary.
- Gather any witness information including names and telephone numbers before they leave the scene of the accident.
- It is essential to obtain information from the other driver regarding his/her name, address and insurance company. Take some notes of the vehicles positions, the weather, road conditions, time, place, and any traffic violations.
- If you are hurt, you should make sure to get medical attention for your injuries as soon as possible. Even if you do not feel like you were hurt, be aware of that fact that sometimes you will not feel pain until hours or days after the auto accident.
3. What Would The Value Be Of My Car Accident Case?
If you are injured in a car accident and it isn’t your fault, you may be entitled to medical bills, lost income and pain and suffering, among other losses. The pain and suffering portion is the factor that we will, as your lawyer, negotiate with the insurance company the most. Insurance companies can be tough, because they do not value pain and suffering as being valued as much as we do. This is where our 28 years of experience as Warwick auto accident lawyers can be vital. Read more
4. Do I Only Have A Restricted Amount Of Time To File My Claim?
It is essential that you contact a lawyer as soon as possible after your accident to make sure that they are part of the process. In the state of Rhode Island, the statute of limitations for almost all automobile accidents is 3 years. This means that you will have 3 years to file a lawsuit against the opposing party for your damages. Getting in contact with a knowledgeable Warwick auto accident attorney will help you navigate your claim and inform you of the applicable statute of limitations.
5. What Happens If The Other Driver In The Accident Is Uninsured?
If you are hurt in an accident and the driver doesn’t have any insurance, there are a few different alternatives available to you. You may collect uninsured motorist benefits from the automobile you were in when the accident occurred, and your insurance company cannot raise your rates if you were not at fault. You may also be able collect uninsured motorist benefits from your own insurance company, or any other automobiles insured and owned by members of your household. Read more
6. What Do I Do About My Property Damage Claim?
The best way to guarantee you receive the proper amount of money for your property damage claim is to have an insurance appraiser inspect your vehicle at the auto body shop with your auto body repair man. Your auto body repair man should speak with the claims adjustor assigned to your case and negotiate your property damage claim. Your repair man is the most qualified person, since he will be fixing your vehicle, to negotiate your property damage claim. This will help make sure you obtain the money you need to repair your vehicle. Read more
7. What Steps Should I Take When Dealing With My Insurance Company Regarding My Accident Claim?
- You should contact your insurance agent as soon as possible after the accident. All insurance companies require that a claim be filed within a reasonable amount of time after the accident. It is important to make sure not wait to file your claim.
- Go through your policy and make sure you know the coverage you have to ensure you file the correct claims. An experienced Warwick auto accident lawyer can help you through this process.
- Be sure to let your insurance company know the specifics of the accident. Make sure to include the insurance information of the other parties that were in the accident.
- Save any and all paperwork and documents that have to do with your claim. This can include medical bills, repair bills, and other documents or expenses.
- Our opinion is that you don’t speak to the other party insurance company without speaking with an experienced Warwick auto accident attorney. If you do make the decision to speak to the opposing parties insurance company: DO NOT discuss the specifics as to how the accident occurred, DO NOT accept any settlement offers for your claim until your doctor has cleared you from medical treatment and you are not in pain, DO NOT sign any insurance waiver or release until your doctor has cleared you from treatment and you are not feeling anymore pain.
8. What Is The Amount Of Insurance Coverage That The Other Driver Has To Have?
The lowest liability coverage that the owner of a vehicle must carry in RI is 25,000/50,000 dollars. This simply means that any individual hurt has up to $25,000 coverage, however if more than two individuals are hurt, there is $50,000 in coverage for everyone hurt. If your injuries are valued as more than 25,000/50,000, you could be able to collect underinsured motorist moneys from the automobile that you were in and/or any vehicles owned by you and members of your household.
9. Why Do I Need An Experienced Warwick Auto Accident Lawyer?
The answer to this question is very simple. The insurance company is going to want to, and attempt to offer you as little money as possible to settle your case. There are many different things a skilled lawyer can do to make sure you get the best possible settlement for your injuries. This can consist of over seeing your medical treatment to make sure your doctors ordered the correct tests, obtaining and monitoring your medical records to make sure they document the pain and suffering you have sustained, advising you regarding all aspects of your claim, and most importantly, negotiating the best possible settlement for your injuries.
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