Attorney D. Robin Gouveia, of d’Oliveira & Associates, recently obtained a $100,000 settlement from Travelers Insurance Company for a man who was injured in a car accident. The man was a passenger in a vehicle when another vehicle swerved into their lane and caused a collision. As a result, the man sustained multiple rib fractures and the worsening of a pre-existing medical condition that lead to his death. His family contacted the New Bedford, MA car accident lawyers for help. Attorney Gouveia was able to obtain an out-of-court settlement for the client from Travelers, the liability insurer.
Attorney Gouveia said, “This client had extensive pre-existing health issues before the accident. We argued these issues were exacerbated due to the trauma; however we were able to take the insurance company’s argument on causation and use them to get a significant reduction of the health insurance liens. This all worked to maximum recovery to the Estate.”
A pre-existing condition is a medical condition that someone already has before their current injury. Often times, insurance companies automatically refuse to compensate someone who has this type of condition because the extent of the new injury is unclear. Therefore, insurance companies will say that they will not compensate because the person was already injured. However, this is not always the case because pre-existing conditions can be made worse.
If you or someone you know was injured in a car accident, contact one of our experienced New Bedford, MA car accident lawyers located at 930 Kempton Street, New Bedford, MA 02740. You may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost income and pain and suffering, among other losses. No fees are received unless you win an award or settlement. For a free (no obligation) case evaluation, call us today at 508-984-8400 or toll free at 1-800-992-6878. You may also fill out a contact form online.