December 28, 2019

What Legal Rights Do I Have After An Accident?

Accidents occur everyday to unsuspecting victims across the country. According to the center for disease control, 29.5 million people will go to the emergency room this year because of an unintentional injury. Additionally, accidents are the fifth leading cause of death in the country. Every year 120,859 people die due to accidents. Among these 33,687…

October 4, 2019

Five Things to Know If You Have Been Injured In a Middletown, RI Car Accident

If you or someone you know has been injured in a car accident, this may be a difficult time for you. You may be wondering how to pay your medical expenses at a time when you are still in the hospital, unable to work or recovering from your injuries. There are a number of pitfalls…

August 29, 2019

Biggest Distractions For Teen Drivers

Numerous distracted driving studies have focused on distracted adult drivers. But, do teens also drive distracted? Studies show that teens do and are affected by distractions differently. Moreover, a recent study conducted by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety reported that teen distracted driving is a much bigger problem than we thought it was. The…

August 28, 2019

Will A Dashboard Camera Help My Car Accident Claim?

A dashboard camera or “dash cam” is aimed out the windshield of a vehicle and records everything that happens on the road while a person is driving. Many of us have seen dash cam videos posted online, especially from countries such as Russia where accidents and insurance fraud are a big problem. The main purpose…

August 27, 2019

Strategies Insurance Adjusters Use to Reduce Your Settlement

If you have been injured in a Rhode Island car accident, you are likely dealing with insurance adjusters. During the personal injury claims process, it is important to recognize that while adjusters may seem friendly and eager to help, they are not your friends. In fact, it is in the best interest of the adjuster…

May 7, 2019

Auto Accidents and Distracted Driving

Disturbing Facts about Distracted Driving and Car Crashes Distracted driving is an unfortunate fact of everyday life. Drivers on the road talk on mobile phones, send text messages, eat, apply makeup, shave, and do all sorts of things that take their full attention off of the road. We’d like to share some facts that should…

April 30, 2019

Mistakes to Avoid After being in a Providence Auto Accident

A Providence auto accident can be very traumatic and terrifying, a person in shock can end up making mistakes that can harm his chance of a fair insurance claim. It is understandable, given these circumstances, that one could significantly diminish his/her ability to make choices. The thousands of dollars one could lose in making these wrong…

March 12, 2019

Tips In Finding A Good RI Personal Injury Lawyer

If you or someone you know has suffered an injury in a Rhode Island car accident or slip-and-fall accident, you are probably wondering what steps to take next and how to obtain compensation to pay medical bills and make up for lost wages. This can be a stressful time for you and your family. If…

March 1, 2019

Car Repairs, Diminished Value, Total Loss, and Other Costs of Property Damage

When a car accident occurs, parties are often preoccupied with the personal injuries and emotional suffering caused by the incident. However, property damage is another injury caused by an auto accident that victims should report to their insurance company and receive compensation for. For example, a motor vehicle accident can cause serious cosmetic and structural…

January 31, 2019

Do You Know Your Rights As A Pedestrian?

The Rhode Island attorneys at d’Oliveira & Associates want you to know about pedestrian rights. Walking is one of the most common forms of exercise. However, pedestrians are constantly exposed to risks associated with the use of the road. While both the driver and the pedestrian have the responsibility to prevent road accidents and improve…