East Providence

2540 Pawtucket Ave. East Providence, RI 02914 | (401) 200-3964

East Providence Car Accident Lawyer with Over 30 Years of Experience

With over 30 years of experience, we are experts in resolving auto accident cases. If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses, lost income, and pain and suffering, among other losses. We know how to successfully negotiate with insurance companies to get you the highest settlement amount available. Our experienced lawyers can inform you about your legal rights and help you get the most for your accident. Contact one of our experienced East Providence car accident lawyers at 401-200-3964 or contact us online for a free (no obligation) case evaluation today!

East Providence Car Accident: What You Need to Know

East Providence Personal Injury Lawyer staff

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

What Is My East Providence Car Accident Case Worth?

Focus is on a broken leg being held in the air after a East Providence motorcycle accident.

Depending on the facts of your car accident case, you may be eligible to receive compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other losses. The insurance company will usually attempt at offering you a quick settlement that is lower than what you deserve. Having a knowledgeable East Providence car accident lawyer on your side can help you get a larger settlement. Our experienced East Providence car accident lawyers can assess the facts of your case and negotiate with the insurance company to make sure you get all the compensation you deserve. Read more.

What Does Our Firm Charge for a Car Accident Case?

We will not charge any legal fees until you obtain the settlement or award you are entitled to for your injuries. If you receive a settlement or award, our firm charges 1/3 of your compensation, a standard lawyers’ contingency fee.

Is Hiring an East Providence Car Accident Lawyer Worth It?

Yes, hiring a lawyer increases your chances of a successful car accident settlement or award. Insurance companies are known to underpay for accidents that are not the injured party’s fault. An experienced car accident lawyer will help you get a better settlement than you may have been able to obtain on your own. Our lawyers have been practicing personal injury law for over 30 years. 95% of our cases settle out of court, and if our lawyers are unable to get you an out-of-court settlement, we will fight in the courtroom to get you the compensation you deserve. 

Am I Required to Hire a Lawyer?

It is not required that you hire a lawyer for your car accident case. However, if you are injured in a car accident, hiring an experienced East Providence car accident lawyer can help protect your interests and lead to a larger settlement. Insurance companies will often try to offer a quick settlement that is a smaller amount than what you are entitled to for your injuries. A knowledgeable East Providence car accident lawyer can negotiate with the insurance company to get the settlement you deserve. If you choose not to hire a lawyer, it is recommended that you obtain your medical records and send them to the claims adjuster. Additionally, it is important not to agree to any settlement offers until your doctor releases you from treatment and you are fully recovered. Read More.

Do I Need to Get an Attorney for a Crash That Is Not My Fault?

No, minor car accidents do not require an attorney and can be settled through your insurance company. However, car accidents that result in high medical costs, lost wages, or any other damages should be discussed with an attorney. Our car accident attorneys will counsel and advise you about your best legal options. As our client, your interest is our top priority, as is getting you the largest settlement amount possible.

What Are the Advantages of Hiring an Experienced Car Accident Lawyer?

An East Providence personal injury lawyer handing their client a settlement check.

The insurance company’s goal is to offer you as little money as possible to settle your case so that they can save money. A knowledgeable East Providence car accident lawyer can prevent this from happening by demanding a higher settlement and negotiating with the claims adjuster. In fact, it has been proven that injured victims who hire lawyers get larger settlements for their car accident claims. In addition to getting you a favorable settlement, an experienced car accident lawyer can monitor your medical progress and treatment goals to make sure you are fully recovered before entering into any settlement agreement. This process ensures that you get all the money you are entitled to.

Some of the Types of Car Accidents Our East Providence Attorneys Handle Include:

  • Drunk driving accidents 
  • Rear-end collisions
  • Head-on collisions
  • Merging accidents 
  • Rollover auto crashes 
  • Hit-and-runs
  • Multi-vehicle pile ups
  • Distracted driving crashes

How Long Does It Take to Settle After a Crash?

How long it takes to reach a car accident settlement varies on a case-by-case basis. This depends on the specific facts of your case, including the extent of your injuries, ability to communicate with insurance companies, and determination of liability, among other factors. A case can be resolved in a matter of weeks, or it could take over a year to resolve. Contact us today to discuss the details of your accident with an experienced car accident attorney.

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What Insurance Coverage Is Mandatory in Rhode Island?

In Rhode Island, the minimum coverage amount that the owner of a vehicle must carry is $25,000/$50,000. This means that an injured person would be able to receive up to $25,000 for their injuries and all injured people in the vehicle would receive up to a total of $50,000. Read More.

What If the Other Driver Is Uninsured?

A man and woman exchange contact information after an East Providence auto accident.

In cases where the at-fault driver either does not have insurance or does not have enough coverage to pay for the injuries you have sustained, you may be able to collect uninsured or underinsured benefits from your auto insurance company. These may help cover the costs of treating your injuries and repairing damage to your vehicle. A knowledgeable East Providence car accident lawyer can evaluate your insurance policy to ensure you get all the compensation you are entitled to. Read More.

Can I Recover Money for My Damaged Property?

A damaged vehicle after an East Providence car accident.

Insurance money may be available to help cover the costs of repairing your damaged vehicle. You should have the insurance appraiser inspect your vehicle at an auto repair shop with your mechanic present. Your mechanic can discuss the damage to your vehicle with the insurance appraiser to negotiate a reasonable and fair price. Your mechanic is in the best position to assess the value of your property damage claim since they will be the person fixing your car. Read More.

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Why Call d’Oliveira & Associates?

There are 10 simple reasons to hire d’Oliveira & Associates. We specialize in car accident cases, as well as other types of personal injury cases. We have over 30 years of experience in this area of the law. We are conveniently located in East Providence, and our staff is committed to providing you with great customer service. We can investigate the specifics of your case while you focus on your recovery. Check out our many positive reviews online.

Contact an Experienced East Providence Car Accident Lawyer Today!

An East Providence personal injury lawyer discussing a case with his two clients.

If you have been injured in a car accident in the East Providence area, contact one of our experienced East Providence car accident lawyers today. You may be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses, lost income, and pain and suffering, among other losses. We do not charge any legal fees until you get an award or settlement. For a free (no obligation) case evaluation, call us at 401-200-3964 or fill out a contact form online.