Bevilacqua & Bevilacqua has answered some of Rhode Island’s most frequently asked legal questions. Use these resources as a simple decision-making guide.
How do I know if I have a personal injury case?
There are so many different scenarios that can play out that it is difficult to accurately assess any given situation. The only true way to determine if you have a legal personal injury case is to contact Bevilacqua & Bevilacqua. We will sit down with you, go over the facts of your case, and provide our best, experienced advice on how you may wish to proceed.
Why would I even need a lawyer for a personal injury case? Couldn’t I handle the insurance company myself?
You could, but odds are you’ll fall far short of what you are legally entitled to. We’ve seen many people through the years who underestimated the impact of their injuries on their life, their long-term health, their jobs, and even their families. If you agree to a settlement with an insurance company on your own, you could be left reeling in the future.
Insurance companies, businesses, and even individuals are looking out for their best interests, not yours. That’s why it’s important to have an experienced legal team working for you in this crucial matter.
How much do your legal services cost?
That depends on the case. If it’s a personal injury case, you don’t pay anything unless we collect for you. In other words, we only get paid when we win.
As for criminal, DUI, divorce, or family matters, it’s important to contact us directly for a free confidential consultation. That’s the best way for us to determine how much your case may cost.
Many factors go into determining cost and there are many variables that can impact the number of times you need to be represented in court, in depositions, or even in negotiation meetings.
How long will my case take to be resolved?
There’s no one-size-fits-all approach to this question. At Bevilacqua & Bevilacqua, we understand you want this case resolved as quickly as possible, but each one is different.
Bevilacqua & Bevilacqua has a great deal of experience working with clients through the years that we know the best ways to move your case forward and reach the resolution you want. Contact us directly for a free confidential consultation to determine how long it would be estimated that your case could take.
What should I consider when looking for legal representation?
There are many aspects you should take into account when looking for a legal team to represent you.
- Who will actually be working on your case? You should know which lawyer in the firm will actually be handling your case.
- Will you get a prompt return phone call? You don’t want to wait around for days waiting for your lawyer to finally get some time to call you back.
- What is the legal team’s record of success with cases like yours?
- Is the law firm involved in their community? Are they part of a professional bar association?
- What kind of reputation does the lawyer/law firm have throughout the community (legal and otherwise)?
- Will your lawyer file the case and follow it through to the end?
- Does the law firm have the financial and personal resources to fight aggressively for you?
- Most importantly, can you trust this lawyer or law firm?
A family member has been arrested for DUI. What should I do?
If possible, advise your family member to not say anything to police officers or any other legal representative until they have experienced legal counsel on their side. Contact Bevilacqua & Bevilacqua immediately.
People who have been arrested for DUI could be dealing with many different emotions and that can cause them to make some serious mistakes in the process. Keep calm, keep quiet, and when you hire Bevilacqua & Bevilacqua, we will represent them and fight to reach the best outcome possible.
I’ve been going through a divorce and my spouse has an attorney. Should I also hire one?
In a word, absolutely. If your spouse has hired an attorney, that legal representative is not focused on ‘fairness’ or ‘equality.’ He or she is focused on representing their client’s interests and that could leave you out in the cold. Get back into the warmth you deserve with Bevilacqua & Bevilacqua on your side.
My son was arrested and the D.A. is talking about a plea. What should I do?
Contact Bevilacqua & Bevilacqua immediately. Your son may already have legal counsel, but if he or she is not experienced or representing him in the best way possible, he could end up carrying around these charges and a possible conviction for the rest of his life. This is a very serious matter and you and your family deserve the best legal team working on his defense.