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Middletown car accident

Have You Been Injured in an Auto Accident in Newport County?
Our Middletown Car Accident Lawyers Can Get You The Compensation You Deserve!

Middletown Car Accident Lawyer of the Middletown, RI office for d’Oliveira & Associates

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

If you have been injured in a car accident and it is not your fault, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost income and pain and suffering, among other losses. Our firm charges no fee until you receive a cash settlement or award. Our Middletown/Newport car accident lawyers and paralegals have a lot of experience handling these types of cases. Feel free to call us or email us 24/7 for a free (no obligation) case evaluation.

What Is My Car Accident Case Worth?

If you are not at fault and are hurt in a car accident in Middletown, RI you may be entitled to collect monetary compensation for all of your reasonably related medical bills, lost income and pain and suffering, among other losses. Unfortunately, the insurance companies can be tough when it comes to paying you fairly for the pain and suffering you have experienced. As your lawyer, we will battle with the insurance company over this. We realize that car accident injuries can extend beyond the immediately affected region of the body, and will fight to make sure ALL of your pain and suffering is compensated for.

It is the insurance company’s job is to save themselves money by paying you less for your injuries. This is where our 30 years of experience as car accident lawyers in Middletown and Newport can be advantageous to you. We know how to get you the compensation you deserve.  Read more.

What Legal Fees Are Associated With Car Accidents?

You will not be responsible for paying any legal fees unless we obtain a settlement or award for you. Once you’ve received your settlement we charge the industry standard, which is 1/3 of your settlement or award. You pay nothing unless we get you the money you deserve.

Can I Recover Damages Even If The Other Driver Doesn’t Have Insurance?

Claims appraiser recording damage from Middletown car accidentIn the situation where the other driver doesn’t have insurance there are a few different options available to you. First off, you may be able to 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. The second option is you may 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 Claim Property Damage To My Vehicle?

There is a very simple solution to this problem. The mechanic you chose to fix your car should meet with the insurance company’s claims appraiser and assess the damage to your vehicle at the auto body shop. Whoever is working on your car is the best person to negotiate your property damage claim with the insurance company. This will ensure the damage to your vehicle is taken care of and you won’t have to pay for some hidden damage down the road.  Read more.

Do I Really Have To Hire a Lawyer?

Middletown, RI man injured after a car accidentWe highly recommend you speak with an experienced Middletown/Newport car accident lawyer before talking to the other driver’s insurance company. They 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 do make the decision to not hire a lawyer and you decide to speak with the other driver’s insurance company, our lawyers recommend that you DO NOT discuss the details as to how the accident happened and DO NOT accept any settlement offers until your doctor has released you from medical treatment and you are fully recovered. A priority is contacting your insurance company as soon as you can, to file a claim. Make sure you 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 bills, repair bills, and any other documents or expenses.

How Much Time Do I Have To Bring a Lawsuit After My Accident?

You should make sure to contact a car accident lawyer as soon as you can after your accident. This will ensure that you get full value for your injuries and your lawsuit is filed in a timely manner. The statute of limitations for filing most car accidents in RI is 3 years. However, in the case of minors the statute is longer.

This very simply means you or your car accident lawyer will have 3 years, from the date of the accident, to file a lawsuit against the other party for your injuries. Contacting a knowledgeable car accident attorney will inform you of the statute of limitations for your specific case, and ensure it is filed in time.

What Is The Minimum Insurance Requirement in Rhode Island?

In Rhode Island, the minimum coverage an owner of a vehicle must carry is $25,000/$50,000. This type of insurance simply means that any person hurt has up to $25,000 coverage, but if two or more persons are hurt, there is $50,000 in coverage for everyone injured.

If for whatever reason 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 and/or any vehicles owned by you and members of your household. An experienced car accident lawyer can advise you of all of the coverage available to you.

What Benefit Do I Get From Hiring a Car Accident Lawyer?

The answer is easy. The insurance company’s goal is to offer you as little money as possible to settle your car accident case. There are many things an experienced Middletown/Newport injury 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 appropriate tests.
  • Obtaining and monitoring your medical records to make sure your doctors document the pain and suffering you have sustained.
  • Advising you regarding every aspect of your claim.
  • Most importantly your lawyer will negotiate the best possible settlement to compensate for your injuries.

Why Hire Our Firm?

Middletown Car Accident Lawyer meeting with coupleOur experienced car accident lawyers here at d’Oliveira & Associates all have over 15 years of experience handling these types of cases specifically. We will fight tooth and nail 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 1-800-992-6878 or fill out a contact form online for a free (no-obligation) case evaluation.

Driving Directions

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.