If you have been injured in a car accident that was not your fault, you may be entitled to a settlement or award, compensating you for things like medical bills, lost wages, physical and emotional pain and suffering, among other losses. Our experienced Newport car accident lawyers, here at d’Oliveira & Associates, have at least 20 years of experience helping out injured clients. We charge no legal fees unless we obtain the settlement or award that you deserve. Do not hesitate to contact us at 1-800-992-6878 or fill out a contact form online, for a free (no obligation) case assessment.
How Much Are The Legal Fees For A Newport Car Accident Case?
We charge the industry standard, which is a 1/3 fee of your settlement or award. You are only responsible to pay for the legal fees if we obtain compensation for you.
How Much Can My Case Be Worth?
For starters, you can be compensated for all of your reasonably related medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, among other losses. The toughest part of the entire process is getting you properly compensated for your physical and emotional pain and suffering. Naturally, the insurance company will try to offer you the least amount of money possible in order to settle the lawsuit, which is why they will downplay the extent of your pain and suffering. Our lawyers all have at least 20 years of experience in dealing with insurance companies in this capacity, so we know how to properly value your case in a manner that gets you maximum compensation. Read More.
How Should I Communicate With The Insurance Companies?
Your main priority after a car accident, in terms of your insurance company, is filing a claim with them as soon as possible. Be sure to read your insurance policy in order to see what coverages you have, so you can make the proper claims. Hold on to all paperwork related to your accident, including medical bills, vehicle repair bills, or any other expenses. The at-fault driver’s insurance company may try to contact you after the accident and persuade you not to hire a lawyer. In these situations, we urge people to contact an experienced Newport car accident lawyer before saying a word to the other insurance company. However, if you do decide to go about this process without a lawyer, do not discuss any details about how the accident happened and do not accept any settlement offers until your doctor has released you from medical treatment. Anything you say to the other driver’s insurance provider will be used against you in court.
Can I Collect For The Damage Done To My Car?
Yes you can. To make sure that your vehicle gets a fair, unbiased, and professional damage assessment, have the insurance company claims appraiser look at your car with the mechanic who you have fixing it. Your mechanic will be the one actually fixing your car and will know the true extent of the damage. For instance, something that the insurance adjuster may see simply as body damage, your mechanic may know of something beneath the surface has been affected. Since he is the one actually going under the hood, he can more accurately appraise the damage. Read More.
How Long Do I Have To Find A Lawyer After My Accident?
In Rhode Island, the statute of limitations, or time you have to file a lawsuit after your accident, is 3 years from the date of the accident. We advise you call an experienced car accident lawyer as soon as you can, as this will ensure that your case is filed in a timely fashion.
What Is The Law For Motorist Insurance In RI?
In Rhode Island, the minimum coverage a driver must carry is $25,000. This simply means that anyone who is injured has up to $25,000 in coverage. If, for some reason, your injuries are valued as more than the available coverage from the at fault driver, you may be able to collect underinsured motorist coverage from your own insurance company. Another option that may be available is to collect uninsured motorist benefits from other vehicles insured and owned by people in your household. Read More.
What Can An Experienced Car Accident Lawyer Do For Me?
Our extensive experience in handling car accident cases has provided us with the tools required to fight tooth and nail with the insurance companies to get you the proper amount of compensation. As your lawyers, we will monitor your medical treatment to make sure your doctor is not only ordering the correct tests, but also that they are properly documenting your injuries and pain. While we trust the doctor’s decisions to properly treat your injuries, improperly documented pain and suffering and insufficient testing can hinder our ability to negotiate your settlement and get you the amount that you deserve.
Why Hire d’Oliveira & Associates?
Our firm has been helping injured people get compensation for all of their losses for over 30 years. Our staff prides themselves on client service, so we will be here to answer your every question along the way. We understand this can be a grueling and strenuous process, which is why we are here to help. If you are unable to come into one of our 15 offices across RI and MA, we will come to you. “Let us focus on your case, so you can focus on your recovery.” Read More.