If you have been injured in a car accident that was not your fault, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering, among other losses. Our firm charges no fee until you get a cash settlement or award. Our Middletown/Newport car accident lawyers and paralegals have an abundance of experience handling these types of cases. Feel free to call us at (401) 846-5449 or fill out a contact form for a free (no obligation) case evaluation.
Have You Been Injured in a Car Accident in Newport County?
Our Middletown Car Accident Lawyers Can Get You The Compensation You Deserve!
What Is My Car Accident Case Worth?
If you are not at fault and are injured in a car accident in Middletown, RI, you may be able to collect monetary compensation for all of your related medical expenses, lost earnings and pain and suffering, among other losses. Unfortunately, the insurance companies can be difficult when it comes to paying you fairly for the pain and suffering you have experienced. As your lawyer, we will argue with the insurance company over this. We know that car accident injuries can go beyond the immediately affected region of the body. We will fight to make sure all of your pain and suffering is compensated for.
It is the insurance company’s prime objective to save themselves money by paying you less for your injuries. This is where our 30 years of experience as Middletown car accident lawyers can be advantageous to you. We know what to do to get you the compensation you deserve. Read more.
What Are The Legal Fees With Regards to My Car Accidents?
You will not be responsible for paying any legal fees unless we receive a settlement or award for you. Once you have obtained your settlement, we charge the industry standard, which is 1/3 of your settlement or award.
What If The Other Driver Doesn’t Have Insurance?
In a situation where the other driver does not have insurance, there are a few different options available to you. First, you may be able to collect uninsured motorist benefits from the car you were in at the time of the accident and your insurance company will not raise your rates if you are not the one at fault. You may also be able to collect uninsured motorist benefits from other automobiles insured and owned by people in the household you live in. Read more.
How Do I Recover Property Damage To My Vehicle?
There is a simple solution to this problem. A mechanic you choose to repair your car needs to meet with the insurance company’s claims appraiser to assess the damage to your vehicle at the auto body shop. The mechanic working on your car is the best person to negotiate your property damage claim with the insurance company. This process will make sure the damage to your vehicle is taken care of and you will not have to pay for any hidden damages down the road. Read more.
Do I Have To Hire a Lawyer?
It is highly recommended you speak with a knowledgeable Middletown car accident lawyer before you talk to the other driver’s insurance company. The other driver’s insurance company will likely call you and try to talk you out of hiring a lawyer. If you are seriously injured, we recommend hiring a lawyer to make sure you get all the money you deserve for your injuries.
However, if you make the choice not to hire a lawyer and you decide to speak with the other driver’s insurance company, our lawyers highly recommend that you do not discuss the details of how the accident happened. Furthermore, do not accept any settlement offers until your doctor has released you from medical treatment and you are completely recovered. It should be a priority to contact your insurance company as soon as you can in order to file a claim. Look over your insurance policy to see what coverages you have to make sure you file the correct claims. Also, make sure to save any and all paperwork involved with your car accident claim such as medical expenses, repair expenses, and any other related documents or bills.
What Time Limit Do I Have To Bring a Lawsuit After My Accident?
It is in your best interest to contact a car accident lawyer as soon as you can after your accident. By doing this, you ensure that you get full value for your injuries and your lawsuit is filed in a timely manner. The statute of limitations, which is the technical term for your time frame to file a lawsuit, in RI is three (3) years. However, in the case of minors, the statute is longer.
Simply put, you or your car accident lawyer will have three (3) years, from the date of the accident, to file a lawsuit against the other party for your injuries. Contacting an experienced Middletown car accident lawyer will inform you of the statute of limitations for your specific case, and ensure it is filed in time.
What Is The Minimum Insurance Required in Rhode Island?
In Rhode Island, the minimum coverage an owner of a vehicle must have is $25,000/$50,000. This type of insurance simply means that any person hurt in a car accident has up to $25,000 coverage. However, if two or more persons are hurt, there is $50,000 in coverage for everyone injured.
If your injuries are valued at more than the coverage available from the other driver’s insurance company, you should be able to collect underinsured motorist from the car you were in at the time of the collision as well as any vehicles owned by you and members of your household. An experienced Middletown car accident lawyer can advise you of all of the coverage available to you.
What Are The Benefits From Hiring a Car Accident Lawyer?
There are many benefits to hiring a knowledgeable Middletown car accident lawyer. The insurance company’s objective is to offer you as little money as possible to settle your car accident case. There are many things an experienced Middletown car accident lawyer can do to make sure you get a good settlement for your injuries, such as:
- Monitoring your medical treatment to make sure your doctors ordered the proper tests.
- Getting and monitoring your medical records to make sure your doctors document the pain and suffering you have sustained.
- Advising you on every aspect of your claim.
- Most importantly, your lawyer will negotiate the best possible settlement to compensate you for all of your injuries.
Why Hire d’Oliveira and Associates?
Our experienced Middletown car accident lawyers here at d’Oliveira & Associates all have over 20 years of experience handling these types of specific cases. We will fight tirelessly with the insurance companies to ensure that you get the fullest settlement or aware you are entitled to. “Let us focus on your case, while you focus on your recovery.” Feel free to contact us 24/7 toll free at (401) 846-5449 or fill out a contact form for a free (no-obligation) case evaluation.
From Portsmouth, RI:
Estimated drive time, 20 minutes
Follow RI-114 S/W Main Rd south. Our office is on the left.
From Jamestown, RI:
Estimated drive time, 20 minutes
Take RI-138 E and continue to Newport. Take the RI-138 E exit. Take the RI-138 E exit from RI-138 E. Take Girard Ave and Coddington Hwy to W Main Rd in Middletown. Turn left onto I-114 N/W Main Rd. Our office is on the right.
From Newport, RI:
Estimated drive time, 15 minutes
Follow Broadway north and continue onto W Main Rd. Our office is on the right.
From Little Compton, RI:
Estimated drive time, 40 minutes
Follow RI-77/ Main Rd north. Turn left and merge onto RI-138 S/RI-24 S. Follow RI-24 S and merge onto RI-114 S/W Main Rd. Our office is on the left.