Recently d’Oliveira & Associates attorney, Cara Gallucci, received a $100,000 settlement from Geico for a North Attleboro man, who was injured in a car accident. Another vehicle illegally crossed solid yellow lines and, after getting in front of our client’s vehicle, slammed on the brakes and caused the vehicles to collide. This accident left our client with serious pain and injuries, which required surgical intervention and lengthy therapy. Attorney Cara Gallucci said, “I am always grateful to work with kind people and try to help them through difficult times.  This client was no exception.  He had a good result with surgery and I am happy to have been able to obtain the maximum settlement amount available for him” The number of serious car accident cases have gone up during the COVID-19 pandemic. One source states serious and fatal car accidents have increased from 3.4 to 3.7 per day. Speeding and impatient driving, much like in our client’s car accident case, is the prime reason for this increase. Lower traffic volumes have, unfortunately, led to riskier driving behavior. Several cities and states concur with these findings, as they report added speeding tickets from traffic cameras and local police. The average speeds above the speed limit recorded on highways across the United States have also gone up by 15-25 mph. Contact an Experienced Attleboro Car Accident Lawyer If you or a loved one were injured in a Massachusetts car accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your lost earnings, medical expenses and pain and suffering, among other related losses. Speak with a knowledgeable Attleboro Car Accident Lawyer who will fight to get you the compensation you deserve. There is no fee to you unless we win your case. Call us today at 1-800-580-4112 or fill out a contact form for a free (no obligation) case evaluation.

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Recently d’Oliveira & Associates attorney, D. Robin Gouveia, obtained a $150,000 settlement from Commerce Insurance for a Fall River woman, who was injured in a car accident. Our client was a passenger in a car that was struck head-on by another vehicle, who crossed over from the opposing lane. As a direct result of this accident, our client suffered fractures and scarring, which required medical attention and caused her to miss time at work.   Attorney D. Robin Gouveia said, “Traumatic injuries often arise after a car accident and frequently are debilitating to the victim. We presented the claim on this case to the insurance company, who had a very different view on the case’s value. We pushed and persisted, arguing specific medical documentation, as well as the impact the injuries suffered had on this client’s daily activities. Despite COVID-19, we were able to arrange to have scarring photos taken.  These all helped us to persuade the adjuster to offer and reach a fair and amicable result. We put together a settlement package ensuring all bills and liens were paid, allowing for a reasonable and fair result to the client for the suffering she endured.” Improper lane use and careless driving, much like in this case, are among the most common causes for car accidents. According to one statistic, improper lane use accounts for 6.53% of car accidents, while careless driving accounts for 5.77%. The biggest culprits of car accidents stem from the inability to stop in time (34.89%), failure to yield (22.52%) and speeding (15.15%). Regardless of how the accident occurred, if you were injured by an at-fault driver, you should contact a local car accident lawyer to discuss your legal rights. Contact a Fall River Car Accident Lawyer If you or a loved one were injured in a car accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses, pain and suffering and lost earnings, among other related losses. A knowledgeable Fall River Car Accident Lawyer will know how to negotiate with the insurance company to get you the best possible settlement or award of your claim. There is no fee to you unless we win your case. Call our Fall River office at 508-677-0500 or fill out an online contact form for a free (no obligation) case evaluation.

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During the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly with “stay home” orders from March until May, traffic volumes have decreased substantially. As a result, car accident statistics have also been affected. Researchers at the University of Missouri delved deep into data from the Statewide Traffic Accident Records System to analyze how this pandemic altered typical car accident statistics. Based on their findings, the number of overall car accidents was reduced from 17.9 to 14.4 per day. In addition, there was an even bigger decrease from the rate of minor or no injury accidents from 14.5 to 10.8 per day. With overall traffic volumes at an all-time low, this is not surprising, despite a heavy pick up for summer vacation driving. However, the data showed an increase in the number of serious and fatal car accidents. These accidents increased from 3.4 to 3.7 per day. Researchers speculate possible reasons, including decreased policing and overall changes to road safety campaigns. The most accepted theory states we are seeing more serious car accidents because drivers are driving faster than usual. In April, a study by INRIX showed that the average speed on highways on the west coast increased by as much as 75% during COVID lockdowns. New York City officials reported a more than 60% increase in speeding camera tickets. Washington D.C. also reported a 20% increase in these tickets and that the number of drivers exceeding 21-25 mph above the speed limit increased to nearly 40%. Contact a Rhode Island Car Accident Lawyer Today If you or a loved one were injured in a car accident, you may be able to receive compensation for your medical bills, lost earnings and pain and suffering, among other related losses. You need a Rhode Island Car Accident Lawyer with the experience and knowledge to negotiate a fair settlement of your claim. There is no upfront out of pocket costs to you and you only pay if we win your case and you receive a settlement or award. Contact us toll-free at 1-800-992-6878 or fill out a contact form online for a free (no obligation) case evaluation.

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Recently, a woman received a $200,000 settlement from AIT Insurance Group for a slip and fall accident. Our client was walking to a business establishment when her foot caught on the lip of the concrete near the establishment, causing her to fall forward and break her arm. Our firm maintained joint responsibility with another slip and fall lawyer, who settled this case.    Attorney Paul d’Oliveira said, “I feel this was an excellent settlement as these cases are difficult to win in court.” Slip and fall accidents, much like any personal injury case, can leave you in tremendous pain and with many unanswered questions. Hiring a slip and fall lawyer will answer these questions and allow you to focus on healing, while your slip and fall lawyer focuses on your case. It is always to your benefit to hire a lawyer for a slip and fall case.   Contact a Rhode Island Slip and Fall Lawyer If you or a loved one were injured in a slip and fall accident, you should contact a knowledgeable Rhode Island Slip and Fall Lawyer to discuss your legal options and get you the best possible compensation for your medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering, among other related losses. Call us at 800-992-6878 or fill out an online contact form for a free (no obligation) case evaluation.

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A Dartmouth, MA woman received a $110,000 settlement from UTICA National Insurance Company for a workers’ compensation claim. While at work, she aggravated an area of her neck that was healing from a previous procedure. d’Oliveira & Associates remained jointly responsible with a Massachusetts workers’ compensation attorney, who lump-sum settled this case with the insurance company.    Attorney Paul d’Oliveira said, “This was a very nice settlement for this client, who was happy to resolve the matter and get on with their life” After being injured at work, you may wonder if your particular injury is covered under workers’ compensation. In Rhode Island and Massachusetts, any injury that occurred while you were working has the potential to be covered under workers’ compensation. Some common injuries could come from slip and falls, lifting objects, vehicle accidents and heavy equipment. Even injuries that occurred due to repetitive motions are also covered under workers’ compensation. If you have any questions or doubts about your legal rights, you should contact a Massachusetts personal injury lawyer. Contact an Experienced Massachusetts Workers’ Compensation Lawyer If you or a loved one were injured while at work, you should contact an experienced Massachusetts Workers’ Compensation Lawyer to discuss your legal options and get you the best possible compensation for your injuries and losses. Their is no fee to you unless your case is won. Call us toll-free at 1-800-992-6878 or fill out an online contact form for a free (no obligation) case evaluation.

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Recently d’Oliveira & Associates attorney, D. Robin Gouveia, obtained a $100,000 settlement from Commerce Insurance for a Fall River woman, who was injured in a pedestrian accident. Our client was walking in a parking lot when a driver struck her, knocking her to the ground. This incident left our client with a severely injured leg that needed surgery and subsequent physical therapy sessions.    Attorney D. Robin Gouveia said, “After we were unable to obtain a fair and reasonable offer from the insurance company, we pursued the case through binding arbitration and secured an award of the policy limits.  We negotiated the lien for medical bills in order to maximize the recovery to this well-deserving client.” When it comes to a pedestrian accident, you should always seek the legal advice of a seasoned personal injury lawyer because these cases can be more difficult to prove than other types of personal injury cases. The driver will try to say they did not see the pedestrian, which can be especially convincing if the pedestrian is walking at night and in dark-colored clothing. In order to prevail in these cases, one must prove that the driver was at fault for the accident. This is where the complexities of the legal system can overwhelm the victim of the accident. It is for this reason, and many others, that hiring a personal injury lawyer is to your benefit when involved in a pedestrian accident.  Contact a Fall River Personal Injury Lawyer If you or a loved one were injured in a pedestrian accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses, pain and suffering and lost earnings, among other related losses. Our Fall River Personal Injury Lawyers have the experience and knowledge to get you the best possible settlement or award of your claim. There is no fee to you unless we win your case. Call our Fall River office at 508-677-0500 or fill out an online contact form for a free (no obligation) case evaluation.

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Recently d’Oliveira & Associates attorney, Cara Gallucci, obtained a $125,000 settlement from Arbella Insurance for a Taunton client, who was injured by a dog. Our client was visiting a relative, when the relative’s dog bit our client, which has left her with a permanent scar.      Attorney Cara Gallucci said, “I am so grateful to have been able to help this young lady secure a good settlement of her claim.  She had a wonderful resolution with surgery and is as lovely as before.  We were able to help her focus on recovery, while dealing with the bills and insurance company, and also able to secure monies for her to put toward any future medical treatment she may decide to pursue.” In Massachusetts, either the dog owners themselves or their insurance companies must compensate the injured party if their dog bites someone.  To ensure everything goes as smoothly as possible, you should follow these steps to best preserve your case: Seek medical attention Gather as much information about who owns the dog, including name, address and contact information Get witness statements and their contact information Document everything that happened leading up to the bite Take pictures of your injury Contact a Taunton Dog Bite Lawyer If you or a loved one were injured by a dog, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses, pain and suffering and lost earnings, among other related losses. Our Taunton Personal Injury Lawyers can focus on your case while you focus on your recovery. There is no fee to you unless we obtain a successful recovery for you. Call our Taunton office at 508-822-6373 or fill out an online contact form for a free (no obligation) case evaluation.

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Slip and fall accidents happen unexpectedly and can result in devastating injuries. Surprising though this situation may be, it is important to follow certain steps to ensure optimal results for your slip and fall case. Here are three (3) things to do directly after the accident:    Report the incident to the property owner – Whether this happened on residential property or commercial property, you must notify the owner or manager of what transpired. If you do not, the property owner can not inform their insurance company to get things started. If the accident happened on commercial property, make sure an incident report is filled out and get the information of their insurance company for your records.    Get medical assistance right after – This is another step that, if not taken, could result in the loss of your slip and fall case. Going to a doctor or hospital immediately afterward shows insurance companies that your injuries were serious and that they needed immediate attention. Casually going to a hospital at a later date will harm your case considerably. Speak with a slip and fall lawyer – It is always a good idea to consult with a lawyer regarding any personal injury case, which include slip and falls. Your focus should be on your recovery while a lawyer focuses on the complex legal issues.   What are some of our firms Best Slip and Fall Settlements?   As mentioned above, it is a good idea to hire a lawyer to aid with these kinds of cases. However, choosing the right lawyer for your case is equally as important. You should hire a lawyer with a proven history of successfully getting favorable results for their clients. Here are a few of our best slip and fall accident cases handled by our personal injury lawyers:   $150,000 Settlement – Attorney Cara Gallucci settled this case for a Woonsocket, RI woman who injured her shoulder after slipping and falling. Read More $150,000 Settlement – Attorney Laura Cameron settled this case for a Warwick, RI man who slipped on a sheet of ice at his apartment complex. Read More $138,000 Settlement – Attorney D. Robin Gouveia settled this case for an Acushnet, MA woman who slipped and fell at a supermarket. Read More Contact a Slip and Fall Lawyer Today!    If you were injured in a slip and fall accident, you may be able to obtain compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering and other losses. Whether you need a Rhode Island Slip and Fall Lawyer or a Massachusetts Slip and Fall Lawyer, d’Oliveira & Associates can assist you. Call us toll-free at 1-800-992-6878 or fill out a contact form online for a free (no obligation) case evaluation. 

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Recently d’Oliveira & Associates attorney, D. Robin Gouveia, obtained a combined $280,000 settlement from Nationwide and USAA for a Portsmouth woman, who was injured in a car accident. Our client was stopped, attempting to make a left turn, when another vehicle struck her from behind. The injuries she sustained from this car accident required her to have invasive surgery and undergo multiple forms of therapy.   Attorney D. Robin Gouveia said, “We made an initial Bodily Injury demand for policy limits.  The carrier initially refused but after intense negotiations they relented and extended an offer for the limits. Subsequently, we confirmed additional coverage and began settlement discussions with the client’s Underinsured motorist insurer. After extensive discussions, a final offer was extended of $230,000.00. We put a full settlement package together for the client to maximize the net recovery to her.” After the sudden shock of a car accident, you may also sustain injuries that can leave you unable to do the tasks and jobs you once could. These injuries can have detrimental effects that could last months or even years. In order to get the proper care and compensation for the injuries and losses, you need to contact a car accident lawyer with the experience and knowledge to get you everything you rightfully deserve. Contact a Middletown Car Accident Lawyer If you or a loved one were injured in a car accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses, pain and suffering and lost earnings, among other related losses. Our Middletown Car Accident Lawyers know how to negotiate with insurance companies to get you the best possible settlement or award of your claim. There is no fee to you unless we win your case. Call our Middletown office at 401-846-5449 or fill out an online contact form for a free (no obligation) case evaluation.

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Recently d’Oliveira & Associates attorney, D. Robin Gouveia, obtained a $120,000 settlement from Ace Indemnity for a Buzzards Bay woman, who was injured in a car accident. Our client was traveling on the highway when another vehicle crossed multiple lanes and struck her head-on. As a result, our client suffered broken and fractured bones, among other injuries, which required multiple surgeries to remedy.   Attorney D. Robin Gouveia said, “We initially determined there were two liability companies to pursue and due to the severity of the client’s injuries, we demanded the policy limits from both. We stood firm during settlement discussions on full policy limits and were able to secure these offers from both companies.  Once the offers were extended, we negotiated outstanding balances and since there were no other policies available, a final settlement package was put together to maximize the client’s recovery.” The medical expenses after a car accident, like in this case, can build up quickly. Everything you do, including doctor and hospital visits, x-rays, MRI’s, CAT scans and surgeries all have a monetary price. You may be wondering if you can afford all of these new and sudden expenses. You may also be wondering if the other person, who was at fault for the accident, should be responsible for covering these expenses. All of these questions and more can be answered and handled by a knowledgeable New Bedford car accident lawyer.    Contact a New Bedford Car Accident Lawyer If you or a loved one were injured in a car accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses, pain and suffering and lost earnings, among other related losses. Our New Bedford Car Accident Lawyers know how to negotiate with insurance companies to get you the best possible settlement or award of your claim. There is no fee to you unless we win your case. Call our New Bedford office at 508-984-8400 or fill out an online contact form for a free (no obligation) case evaluation.

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