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Johnston Car Accidents: What You Need to Know

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(L-R) Paul d’Oliveira (Lawyer), Laura Cameron (Lawyer), Lisa Rose (Office Manager / Paralegal), Pamela Reis (Paralegal)

If you or a loved one were injured in a Johnston, RI car accident that was not your fault, you may be entitled to compensation to help cover your medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Our firm charges no fees unless we obtain an award or settlement for your case. Call our Johnston office anytime at 401-490-3549 or fill out our online contact form for a free case evaluation.

What Are the Legal Fees?

d’Oliveira & Associates does not charge any legal fees unless we secure an award or settlement of your personal injury case. Our firm works on a contingency fee basis, meaning you pay us nothing until we get you compensation to help cover your medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

Do I Have a Car Accident Claim?

If you were injured in a Rhode Island car accident that was not your fault, you may be able to recover compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Our experienced Johnston car accident lawyers are prepared to maximize the compensation you receive from insurance companies, and to settle or win your case quickly. Read more.

What If the At-Fault Driver Is Uninsured or Underinsured?

If the driver responsible for your car accident injuries is uninsured or does not carry enough insurance to cover your costs, or if they flee the scene of the accident, you may be able to recover uninsured motorist benefits from the insurance for your own vehicle. Rhode Island’s minimum coverage for uninsured motorist benefits is $25,000/$50,000, which provides $25,000 per injured person and $50,000 total for the accident. If you are entitled to these benefits, a knowledgeable Johnston car accident attorney can guide you through the process of claiming this compensation. Read more.

Can I Be Compensated for Damage to My Vehicle?

On top of receiving compensation to help cover personal injury expenses, car accident victims are also frequently entitled to compensation to repair your vehicle. To ensure you receive enough money to cover the costs of repair, it is advised that you have your auto body repair mechanic meet with the insurance adjuster to provide an accurate estimate of what it will cost to fix the damage. This will help to ensure that the insurance company does not undercompensate you for the damage. Read more.

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

The statute of limitations for filing a personal injury claim in Rhode Island is three years. This means that you have three years from the time of your injury to file a claim against the at-fault party. But don’t wait! The sooner you contact an attorney and file your claim, the better. An experienced car accident lawyer benefits from having as much time as possible to investigate your situation and ensure you receive all the compensation you deserve.

Will I Have to Go to Court for My Johnston Car Accident Case?

d’Oliveira & Associates has a decades-long track record of settling our clients’ cases without ever having to go to court. Our attorneys settle roughly 95% of the personal injury cases we handle out-of-court. However, if a settlement cannot be reached in your case, our attorneys are not afraid to fight for the compensation you deserve in the roughly 5% of our cases that go to court.

What Insurance Is Required for RI Drivers?

In Rhode Island, the minimum liability coverage a driver must carry is $25,000/$50,000. This means that each injured individual is covered for $25,000 and there is $50,000 coverage total for the accident. Many drivers carry more than this minimum required liability insurance. If this minimum coverage is not enough to cover your costs, you may also be entitled to underinsurance benefits from the insurance of the vehicle you were in at the time of injury, or for vehicles owned by others in your household.

What Can a Car Accident Lawyer Do for Me?

Insurance companies are ultimately businesses looking to make a profit and are therefore notorious for undercompensating claimants and being difficult to work with. While you can certainly handle your car accident case directly with the insurance company, studies show that people who hire an attorney to handle their case can recover 2-3 times as much compensation as those who do not hire an attorney. Hiring d’Oliveira & Associates for your car accident claim means you can rest assured and focus on your recovery while our attorneys investigate your case and negotiate with the insurance company to maximize the compensation you receive.

Why Hire d’Oliveira & Associates?

There are 10 simple reasons that d’Oliveira & Associates’ clients choose our firm to handle their case. Our firm has over 30 years of experience and we specialize in car accidents and personal injury cases. There are no legal fees unless we win or settle your case. Let us focus on your case so you can focus on your recovery.

Contact Us Today!

Call our Johnston office anytime at (401) 490-3549 or fill out a free online contact form for a case evaluation.

Driving Directions

From North Providence, RI:

Estimated drive time, 20 minutes

Follow Fruit Hill Ave. south and continue onto Westcott Ave. Turn right on Manton Ave. and continue along Greenville Ave. Turn left onto RI-128 S/Killingly St. and then turn slightly right to merge onto US-6 W. Follow US-6 W and then take the RI-5/Atwood Ave. exit. Turn left onto RI-5/Atwood Ave. Our office is on the left.

From Scituate, RI:

Estimated drive time, 20 minutes

Get on RI-14 E/Plainfield Pike and then turn left onto Green Hill Rd. Continue onto Shun Pike and then continue onto Scituate Ave. Take exit 6 to merge onto US-6 E toward Providence. Take the RI-5/Atwood Ave. exit and turn right onto RI-5 S/Atwood Ave. Our office is on the left.

From Foster, RI:

Estimated drive time, 30 minutes

Follow RI-101 E and then merge and continue onto US-6 E. Use the right lane to take the US-6 E ramp and continue onto US-6 E. Take the RI-5/Atwood Ave. exit and turn right onto RI-5 S/Atwood Ave. Our office is on the left.