Attorney D. Robin Gouveia is the managing attorney of our New Bedford office and has been practicing personal injury and social security disability law in New Bedford for over 20 years. Before law school, Robin worked as an insurance company claims adjuster for several years and has great insight into how the insurance companies evaluate personal injury claims. Robin knows what your case is worth and how to get it for you quickly. Also, we are committed to giving clients in New Bedford WOW customer service.
If you are injured in a car accident in New Bedford, Massachusetts and it was not your fault, you may be able to obtain a cash settlement for your injuries. In a car accident in MA? in order to get a settlement, you must have over $2,000 in medical bills (or have a broken bone or a scar). Our firm charges a 1/3 fee only if and when we get you money. Our law firm has successfully handled thousands of auto accident cases in the New Bedford and Southeastern, MA area. Learn more.
Were you hurt in a motorcycle accident?
Unfortunately, getting you a good settlement for your injuries in a motorcycle accident is more difficult, because often the insurance company will try to show that the motorcyclist was at least partly at fault. Our team of lawyers and accident reconstruction experts know how to deal with the tricks the insurance companies play to try to give you less than what you deserve. Learn more.
Hurt while working and need workers’ compensation benefits?
If you have been hurt at work which resulted in an injury, you may be eligible to workers’ compensation benefits to be compensated for lost earnings, medical expenses, and work training, among other losses. In some cases, you also may be eligible to attain a lump-sum settlement. We are working with practiced New Bedford workers’ compensation lawyers. There are no costs in advance, and fees are only taken if you get benefits you deserve. Learn more.
Bitten by a dog in New Bedford? We want to help!
New Bedford city ordinances protect people from being bitten by dogs. If you or a loved one has been bitten by a dog, you may be able to collect for your medical bills, lost income, scarring and pain, suffering,and mental anguish. We charge the standard 1/3 fee if we get you a settlement or award and have gotten several good six figure settlements for our clients for their dog bite injuries over the past 30 years. Learn more.
Hurt from a slip and fall?
Slip and fall injuries are generally a more difficult case to prove because the insurance company will usually try to show it was your fault. When property owners do not keep their property safe, the law is that they are negligent and their insurance company should compensate you for your medical bills, lost income and pain and suffering. We charge a 1/3 fee if we get you a settlement or award. Learn more.
Social Security Disability
In order to get SSD benefits, you must be unable to do any type of work for over 1 year. The Federal Government is making it harder for people to get the SSD benefits they deserve, because of the program is hurting financially. We charges a fee of 25% of past due benefits only if we win your case, so going it alone is not a good decision. We have helped many people win their SSD cases in the New Bedford area for over the past 30 years. Learn more.
How to be a responsible homeowner and not get sued for a personal injury claim
- Look: for any broken or rotted floor boards. This is a defective obstacle that could put you at risk the best way to fix this issue is to fill the broken board with polyester filler with a putty knife and let it set and dry over-night.
- Clean up: Liquid on the ground. This poses a huge risk to older individuals and people running. The best way to clean liquid on the ground is to use a mop and THEN put a wet floor sign up.
- Fix: stairs and hand rail issues. To fix a faulty stair you will want to use a nail gun. Line up the floor board and the stud and nail it in.
- Straighten out: the walk ways to the front door. Get rid of any obstacles that could cause someone to trip over.
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