Car hit head on by ride share driver in Central Falls, RI

After being hit head on by a Lyft driver who was driving the wrong way on a road in Central Falls, RI, our client was left with serious injuries to his knee, back, and neck. He was the passenger in the car at the time of the accident and was left unable to return to work due to the severity of his injuries. He had to undergo numerous treatments and medical appointments until he was able to return to work, about 7 months later. In the midst of this time of hardship, he sought the legal advice of an experienced Pawtucket car accident lawyer at d’Oliveira and Associates who was able to negotiate a $135,000 out of court settlement from the York Risk Insurance Group on behalf of the client.

What to Do If Involved in a Ride Share Accident

Ride Share Car Accident Victim getting medical attention

First and foremost, you should always seek the appropriate medical treatment. If you are able, make sure to obtain the insurance information of any other driver involved in the accident. Document as much as you can about what happened, the location, and driving conditions at the time. All ride share services, such as Lyft, carry insurance policies to compensate victims of car accidents. These victims, whether they are passengers in the Lyft, a pedestrian, or another car hit by a Lyft, are able to seek compensation for their injuries. Because these situations can be complex, it is important to speak with an experienced Rhode Island car accident lawyer who can get you all the benefits you deserve.

Why Should I Hire an Experienced Car Accident Lawyer?

Car Accident SettlementThe attorneys at d’Oliveira can assist in the most complex of car accidents, such as the one suffered by our client in this case. Many times, the insurance company will offer a quick settlement that is much lower than it should be to try and save money. An experienced car accident lawyer can use the facts of your case to get you the settlement you deserve. Reflecting on her hard work on this case, Attorney D. Robin Gouveia stated, “The insurance company on this case refused to adequately compensate the client for his injuries; however, we pushed and argued every relevant fact, including how the injuries impacted the client’s daily life. After numerous attempts and conversations with the adjuster, a settlement that did fully compensate the client was reached.”

Contact an Experienced Pawtucket Car Accident Lawyer

Pawtucket Car Accident LawyerIf you or a loved one has been injured in a Rhode Island car accident, contact one of our experienced Pawtucket car accident lawyers located at 11 George Street, Pawtucket, RI 02860. You may be entitled to receive compensation for your medical bills, lost income and pain and suffering, among other losses. If you were working at the time of the accident, you may also be entitled to receive workers’ compensation benefits. No fees are received unless you win your case. For a free (no obligation) case evaluation, call us at 1-401-365-6001 or toll free at 1-800-992-6878. You may also fill out our contact form online.


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Paul d’Oliveira

Attorney Paul d’Oliveira has been practicing personal injury and disability law for over 30 years. He started his personal injury law practice in 1989 with two offices in Fall River, MA and East Providence, RI. Today his firm has 16 offices in RI and Southeastern, MA.

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