For over 28 years now, we have been helping injured people, like you, get the cash settlements you deserve as well as all of your needs met and questions answered. If you were hurt in a car accident, your first call should be to our experienced lawyers here at 431-1990 for a free (no obligation) case evaluation.
Frequently Asked Questions From Our Clients:
1. What Does Your Firm Charge For a Car Accident Case?
We will not charge you any legal fees until you receive the settlement or award you are entitled to for your injuries. Our firm charges the standard, which is one-third (1/3) of your settlement or award.
2. What Injuries and Losses Do Settlements Cover?
You may be compensated for your medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, among other losses. Our experienced lawyers here in East Providence, RI, know what your case is worth and how to get it for you as quickly as possible. Negotiating the pain and suffering aspect of your case is the most difficult as the insurance companies want to save money and pay you less than you can get. How insurance companies value pain and suffering depends on the severity of your injury and how long you are in pain. Read more.
3. What If The At Fault Driver Is Uninsured?
In some cases you may be able to collect uninsured or underinsured motorist benefits from your automobile insurance company, or potentially any other automobiles insured and owned by members of your household, even if the other driver has no or not enough insurance coverage. Read more.
4. How Can I Recover Money For My Damaged Property?
It is really simply. All you need to do is have an insurance appraiser examine your vehicle at the auto body shop with your mechanic present. Your repairman should discuss your property damage claim with the claims adjustor directly. The mechanic is best fit to negotiate the value of your property damage claim because they will be the person fixing your vehicle. Read more.
5. Is Hiring A Lawyer Absolutely Necessary?
If you are seriously injured, the answer is yes. The insurance company claims adjuster is highly trained to convince you to accept as little money as possible. An experienced car accident lawyer can see through their tricks and obtain the settlement you actually deserve. We urge you not to contact the other driver’s insurance company on your own, as they will try to use any incriminating statements against you.
However, if you decide to go about this process alone, we recommend you get your medical records on your own and send them to the claims adjuster. Most importantly, make sure not to agree to any settlement offers until your doctor releases you from treatment and you know you are fully recovered. Read more.
6. In Rhode Island, What Is The Required Insurance Coverage?
In Rhode Island, the lowest coverage amount that an owner of a vehicle must carry is $25,000/$50,000. This means that an injured person would be able to receive up to $25,000 for their injuries and all injured people in the vehicle up to a total of $50,000. Read more.
7. What Advantage Do I Get By Hiring An Experienced RI Car Accident Lawyer?
The answer is quite simple. Many lawyers are general practitioners and handle a variety of different of cases. Law firms like ours specialize in personal injury law and strictly handle these types of cases.
The insurance company’s objective is to offer you as little money as possible in order to settle your case, so that they can save their company money. An experienced auto accident lawyer can do a lot of things to help you get the most money for your case such as:
- Supervising your medical treatment to ensure that your doctors ordered the correct tests;
- Collecting and monitoring your medical records to make sure your doctors document any and all pain and suffering you have endured;
- Advising you throughout all aspects of your claim;
- Getting you a great settlement as quickly as possible.
8. Why Call d’Oliveira & Associates?
There are 10 simple reasons to hire d’Oliveira & Associates. We only handle car accident and other types of personal injury cases and we have been doing so for over 29 years. We are right here in East Providence, RI and our staff is committed to providing you with great customer service. “Let us focus on your case, so you can focus on recovery.” Check out our reviews online.
From Rumford, RI:
Estimated drive time, 10 minutes
Get onto Pawtucket Ave and travel south. Our office is on the left.
From Warren, RI:
Estimated drive time, 20 minutes
Follow RI-114 N and continue onto Wampanoag Trail. Take a slight right toward Pawtucket Ave. Our office will be on the right.