Wareham Personal Injury Lawyer
1 Tower Dr unit 1505, Portsmouth, RI 02871 | (401) 366-4300

If you have been injured in a car accident that was not your fault, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering, among other losses. Our firm charges no fee until you get a cash settlement or award. Our Portsmouth car accident lawyers and paralegals have an abundance of experience handling these types of cases. Feel free to call us at (401) 343-6340 or fill out a contact form for a free (no obligation) case evaluation.

Portsmouth Car Accidents: What You Need to Know

What Is My Car Accident Case Worth?

Every car accident case is different in terms of types and amount of compensation an injured party is entitled to. If you were injured in a 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. An experienced car accident lawyer can ensure that you receive compensation for all of your losses and will demand a favorable award or settlement from insurance companies. Read more.

What Does Your Firm Charge?

Our firm charges no legal fees unless we win or settle your case. d’Oliveira & Associates works on a contingency fee basis, meaning you pay nothing until you are compensated for your personal injury-related expenses. 

What If the Other Driver Doesn’t Have Insurance?

A man with a smartphone takes photos of a Portsmouth car accident.

If the at-fault driver is uninsured, doesn’t carry enough insurance to cover your expenses, or if the driver flees the scene of the accident, you may be able to collect uninsured motorist benefits. These benefits would be paid by the insurance for the vehicle you were in at the time of your injury, or even by the insurance covering vehicles owned by others in your household. Insurance companies cannot raise your rates for an accident for which you were not at fault. An experienced Portsmouth car accident lawyer can determine whether you are entitled to these benefits and can guide you through collecting this compensation. Read more.

Can I Recover Compensation for Damage to My Car?

Yes! Many car accident personal injury victims are entitled to compensation for repairing their vehicle on top of compensation for their injuries. We suggest having your auto repair mechanic meet with the insurance claims adjuster to give an accurate estimate of what it will cost to fix the damage. This will ensure the insurance adjuster has an accurate estimate of the repair expenses and will prevent the insurance company from undercompensating you. Read more.

Do I Have to Hire a Car Accident Lawyer?

A man holds his neck in pain after a Portsmouth car accident.

It is possible to resolve a car accident case directly with the insurance company, but studies show that those who hire a lawyer to handle their case can recover 2-3 times as much compensation as those who choose to handle their case without a lawyer. At the end of the day, insurance companies are businesses looking to turn a profit, so insurance companies are notorious for making settlement offers that undercompensate injured victims. We recommend hiring an attorney to be sure you are compensated for all of your losses and that your claim is negotiated to undercut the tactics insurance companies use to undercompensate claimants. 

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

Rhode Island has a three-year statute of limitations for personal injury claims, meaning you have three years from the date of injury to file suit against the at-fault party. However, we recommend that you contact an experienced car accident lawyer as soon as possible after the accident to ensure they have enough time to investigate your case and maximize the compensation you receive for your injuries. 

Why Hire d’Oliveira and Associates?

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d’Oliveira & Associates attorneys have been securing compensation for personal injury victims for more three decades, and car accident cases are our area of expertise. We charge no fees unless we secure a settlement or award in your case. Our attorneys have the experience necessary to negotiate with insurance companies to ensure you get the compensation you deserve to help cover your medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Let us focus on your case so you can focus on your recovery.

Contact Us Today

Call our Portsmouth office anytime at (401) 366-4300 or fill out an online contact form for a free case evaluation.