Man with Personal Injury after a car accident

After being injured in a car accident, one of the most important decisions you will make is hiring a lawyer who can represent your interests and make sure you are compensated for your injuries. This is a highly personal decision and depends on a number of factors. There is certain information you will want to make sure you have before hiring a Middletown car accident lawyer. The following questions are a good place to start in evaluating whether the lawyer you are considering hiring is the best for your situation:

1.  How Much Experience do you Have in Personal Injury?

courtroomYou want to make sure you hire a lawyer who has experience in the personal injury field. The more familiar a lawyer is with your specific type of case, the more it will benefit you. Attorney Paul d’Oliveira has been practicing personal injury law for over 30 years, and has been able to secure over $250 Million in settlements and awards on behalf of injured clients during that time. Our associate attorneys also possess a high level of expertise in handling car accident lawsuits and have been successfully negotiating settlements for the past 19 years or more. Read more.

2.  How Much are Your Legal Fees?

It is important to understand how the lawyer you are hiring is to be paid. Generally, the lawyer will provide you with a fee agreement that will explain the amount of the fee. In personal injury, it is standard to charge a 1/3 fee of any settlement or award recovered on your behalf. The personal injury lawyers at d’Oliveira and Associates charge this standard 1/3 fee. No fees are collected unless we obtain a settlement or award in your case. Hiring an experienced lawyer can often lead to a larger settlement. Read more.

3.  Do You Think I can Recover for my Injuries?

settlement for personal injuriesEach case is different, and the settlement amount varies based on the facts and circumstances of the individual situation. A lawyer cannot guarantee that you will win. However, it is important to understand how things are likely to turn out. An experienced Middletown personal injury lawyer can explain the process involved and the possible outcome of your case. Read more.

4.  How do You Keep in Touch with Clients?

Personal Injury Lawyer Calling client

Regular and ongoing communication with your lawyer is an important factor in settling your case. Your lawyer should keep you updated as to what is going on in the case, and you should inform the lawyer of your progress. The experienced car accident lawyers at d’Oliveira and Associates routinely monitor clients’ medical records, keep a close eye on their progress and recovery, and keep our clients informed of the status of their case every step of the way. Read more.

Contact an Experienced Middletown Car Accident Lawyer

Personal Injury lawyer talking to a Middletown Car Accident victimIf you or someone you know has been injured in a Middletown car accident, contact one of our experienced Middletown car accident lawyers located at 1521 West Main Rd., Middletown, RI. You may be entitled to receive compensation for your medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, and other losses. No fees are received unless you win your case. For a free (no obligation) case evaluation, call us at 1-401-846-5449 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 15 offices in RI and Southeastern, MA.

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