If you have been injured in a car accident in Johnston, RI, you may be entitled to compensation, such as medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering, among other losses. We do not charge you a fee unless we get you an award or settlement. At that point, our fee is 1/3 of your award or settlement. If you think you may have a claim, contact us anytime toll-free at 1-(401)-490-3549 or fill out our online contact form for a free (no obligation) case evaluation.
Frequently Asked Questions From Our Clients:
1. What Fees Do We Charge?
We will not charge you any legal fees until you receive a settlement or award you deserve. Our firm charges the industry standard of one-third (1/3) of your settlement or award.
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2. What Injuries Are Compensable?
After being injured in a car accident you can recover for your lost wages, medical expenses, pain and suffering, among other losses. As experienced Johnston car accident lawyers, we 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 challenging part since insurance companies want to pay you less money so they can in turn make more money. 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 or Underinsured?
In some cases you may be able to collect uninsured or underinsured motorist benefits from your automobile insurance company, or possibly any other vehicles insured and owned by members of your household, even if the other driver has little to no insurance coverage. Read more.
4. Can I Recover For My Vehicle Damage?
Yes, all you need to do is have an insurance appraiser examine your vehicle at the auto body shop with your mechanic present. Your mechanic should discuss the property damage claim with the claims adjustor directly. Since they will be the one fixing your car, they are the best person to negotiate the value of your property damage claim. Read more.
5. How Long Do I Have to File A Claim?
In Rhode Island, the statute of limitations regarding car accident claims, is three (3) years. In other words, you have three (3) years to successfully file a claim before the opportunity expires. In the event of serious injury resulting in death from a car accident, you have three (3) years to file a wrongful death claim at the time of your loved one’s death. Although, there is a three-year limit, time is an important aspect of your legal argument. The sooner you file, the better, because it shows the court that you are taking this process seriously and want to get the justice you deserve. If you think you may have a claim resulting from a car accident, reach out to an attorney right away to determine the best options for you going forward.
6. Do I Have To Hire A Lawyer?
We highly recommended that you don’t contact the other driver’s insurance company on your own, without help from an experienced Johnston car accident lawyer. If you do decide to contact them, be careful about what you say, as the insurance company will try use any incriminating statements against you, whether you make them intentionally or not. We recommend against you signing any papers until you know you are fully recovered. It is also a good idea to get your medical records on your own and send them to the 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 healed. Read more.
7. How Much Insurance Coverage Do Drivers Need In RI?
In Rhode Island, the lowest coverage 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.
8. What Can An Experienced Car Accident Lawyer Do For Me?
The insurance company’s objective is to offer you as little money as possible, so a lawyer who is experienced in dealing with the insurance companies can help you see through their methods. Our lawyers here at d’Oliveira & Associates work tirelessly to take care of everything pertaining to your case. Some of these things include 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; guiding you throughout all aspects of your claim; and most importantly, negotiating with the insurance company to get you a great settlement or award that you deserve.
9. Why Call d’Oliveira & Associates?
Well, there are just 10 simple reasons to hire our firm. We specifically handle car accident and other personal injury cases and we have been doing so for over 30 years. We are right here in Johnston, RI and our staff is committed to providing you with great customer service. “Let us focus on your case, while you focus on your recovery.” Check out our reviews online.
From North Providence, RI:
Estimated drive time, 20 minutes
Follow Fruit Hill Ave south and continue onto Westcott Ave. Turn right on Manton Ave and continue along Greenville Ave. Turn left onto RI-128 S/Killingly St and then turn slightly right to merge onto US-6 W. Follow US-6 W and then take the RI-5/Atwood Ave exit. Turn left onto RI-5/Atwood Ave. Our office is on the left.
From Scituate, RI:
Estimated drive time, 20 minutes
Get on RI-14 E/Plainfield Pike and then turn left onto Green Hill Rd. Continue onto Shun Pike and then continue onto Scituate Ave. Take exit 6 to merge onto US-6 E toward Providence. Take the RI-5/Atwood Ave exit and turn right onto RI-5 S/Atwood Ave. Our office is on the left.
From Foster, RI:
Estimated drive time, 30 minutes
Follow RI-101 E and then merge and continue onto US-6 E. Use the right lane to take the US-6 E ramp and continue onto US-6 E. Take the RI-5/Atwood Ave exit and turn right onto RI-5 S/Atwood Ave. Our office is on the left.