Injured in a car accident that wasn’t your fault? Contact our experienced Middletown car accident attorneys to guide you through the legal process and maximize the compensation you receive to cover your costs. Call us today at (401) 305-2592 or complete an online contact form for a free case evaluation.

1521 W Main Rd, Middletown, RI 02842 | (401) 305-2592

What Does It Cost to Hire a Middletown Car Accident Lawyer?

d’Oliveira & Associates charges no fees until we secure an award or settlement for your case. We work on a contingency fee basis, meaning you do not owe us anything unless you receive an award or settlement to compensate you for the expenses associated with your personal injury.

What Should I Do After My Middletown Car Accident?

  • Activate your hazard lights. Only move your vehicle if necessary to get out of harm’s way.
  • Call 911 right away and ensure you receive medical attention.
  • Once police arrive, inquire about getting a copy of your accident report.
  • Get the name, contact information, and insurance information of the other driver(s) involved in the accident.
  • Take pictures of the scene of the accident and any visible injuries you or your passengers sustained.
  • If possible, get witness statements and witnesses’ contact information.
  • Note the time and location of the accident, road conditions and weather at the time of the accident, as well as any obvious traffic violations that contributed to the accident.

How Is a Middletown Car Accident Case Valued?

The amount of compensation you are entitled to for your expenses following your Middletown car accident can vary based on several factors. A party that was injured in a car accident and was not at fault will typically be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Our experienced lawyer can assess your situation and help to maximize the compensation you receive from insurance companies. Read more.

Can I Be Compensated for Property Damage?

Yes. On top of being compensated for the expenses associated with your personal injury, you may also be entitled to recovery for the cost of repairing your damaged vehicle. Getting top dollar for your property damage means you should have the insurance adjuster meet with your auto repair mechanic. As the one repairing your car, the mechanic is in the best position to accurately assess the cost of repairing the damage and to prevent the insurance company from undercompensating you. Read more.

How Long Do I Have to File a RI Car Accident Claim?

The statute of limitations for personal injury cases in RI is three (3) years, meaning you have three years from the date of injury to file suit against the party liable for that injury. But don’t wait! A knowledgeable car accident attorney will benefit from having as much time as possible to investigate your case to ensure you get all the compensation you deserve.

What If the Other Driver Doesn’t Have Insurance?

If the at-fault driver in your accident does not have insurance or fled the scene of the accident, you may be entitled to uninsured motorist benefits from the insurance for the vehicle you were in at the time of your injury. Your insurance company typically cannot raise your rates for your property damage and personal injuries claims if you were not the at-fault party. Read more.

What Do I Say to My Insurance Company?

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  • Report the car accident to your insurance company as soon as you can.
  • Answer your agent’s questions and give them the details of your accident, including the contact and insurance information of the other driver(s).
  • Determine what coverage you carry and what claims you can file. An experienced Middletown car accident lawyer can help you in this process to maximize the compensation you receive.
  • Keep all paperwork related to your accident, including medical expense reports, auto repair bills, and any other bills.
  • We advise against speaking with the other party’s insurance until you have first spoken with a knowledgeable RI car accident attorney. If you do decide to talk to the opposing party’s insurance, know that what you say may be used against you later to reduce the amount of compensation they offer you. Avoid discussing accident details with the other party’s insurance company, and do not agree to any settlement offers until you have been cleared by your treating doctor.

What Insurance Coverage Is Available?

The minimum liability insurance coverage a car owner is required to carry in RI is $25,000/$50,000, which means each injured individual is covered for up to $25,000 and $50,000 in total coverage is available for all individuals injured in the accident. Many Rhode Island drivers have more than these minimum coverage amounts.

Why Hire an Experienced Middletown Car Accident Lawyer?

Warwick Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Our firm has over 30 years of experience in handling our clients’ car accident cases.
  • All attorneys at our firm have at least two decades of experience in settling auto accident cases and securing favorable compensation for our clients’ injury expenses.
  • We answer all phone calls, 24/7.
  • Our firm offers a free case evaluation.
  • We charge no legal fees unless you win!
  • Our extensive experience has made us aware of the tricks insurance companies use to try to undercompensate you for your injuries. We are not afraid to negotiate with insurance companies to ensure you get the compensation you deserve.

Contact Us Today!

Call our Warwick office today at 401-846-5449 or fill out an online contact form for a free (no obligation) consultation.