D. Robin Gouveia, managing attorney of the New Bedford office of d’Oliveira & Associates, recently got a New Bedford man a $100,000 settlement from the Commerce Insurance Company, which was the insurance policy’s limit. The man was riding his motorcycle in New Bedford when a car cut him off and struck his motorcycle. He suffered several broken bones, which required surgery and physical therapy. Injured and unable to work, he called the experienced New Bedford motorcycle accident lawyers to help him get compensation.
Attorney Gouveia said “this client’s injuries were severe and this case was worth more money, but we were limited to the $100,000 in insurance coverage.”
It’s no secret that motorcycles can be dangerous. A March 2015 study showed that motorcyclists were 5 times more likely to be injured in an accident than someone in a car, and 26 times more likely to die. A surprising statistic, however, is the age of people who have been killed in motorcycle accidents. The study found that 56% of motorcyclists killed in accidents were above the age of 40. It is important to take every step possible to keep yourself safe while operating your motorcycle. But, no one is invincible. Here is a list of steps to take if you have been injured in a motorcycle accident.
d’Oliveira & Associates is a personal injury law firm that primarily handles auto cases, including motorcycle accidents. D. Robin Gouveia has over 16 years of experience handling motorcycle accident cases and she knows how to get good settlements from insurance companies. If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, contact us toll free at 1-800-992-6878 or online for a free (no obligation) case evaluation.