D. Robin Gouveia, managing attorney at d’Oliveira & Associates’ Fall River office, recently obtained a $100,000 settlement—the policy limit—from the MetLife Insurance Co. after her client was injured in a car accident. The Fall River woman was driving near the Rhode Island border when she was struck by a driver attempting to switch lanes. The crash resulted in a back injury, which required extensive treatment and significantly interfered with her life. As the pain worsened, she contacted the Fall River car accident lawyers for help.
Attorney Gouveia said “once we became aware of the policy limits, knowing the severity of the injuries was significant, we made a demand very quickly. We remained firm on our demand, refusing to reduce, despite several attempts by the insurer. Once the limits were offered, we coordinated the liens and outstanding medical bills in order to put together a fair and reasonable settlement package for the client.”
Back injuries are very common after any car accident. The sudden changes of direction and momentum that occur during an accident can cause you to be jerked around in the seat, which puts a high amount of stress on your spine. The damage can be much worse if you are not wearing a seatbelt. Back injuries often require surgery and intensive medical procedures in order to heal, and many people will suffer from pain for the rest of their lives.
If you have been injured in a car accident, the Fall River car accident lawyers at d’Oliveira & Associates may be able to get you compensation for your medical bills, lost income and pain and suffering, among other losses. Our lawyers have years of experience handling car accident cases all throughout Southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island, and they charge no fee unless you get a settlement or award. For a free (no obligation) case evaluation, call our toll free number or fill out a contact form online.