Attorney D. Robin Gouveia, of d’Oliveira & Associates, recently obtained a $100,000 settlement from Commerce Insurance Company for a woman who was injured in a car accident. The woman was struck as a pedestrian by a driver of a company vehicle and she sustained a dislocated shoulder, among other broken bones. She contacted the Fall River, MA car accident lawyers for help. Attorney Gouveia was able to obtain an out-of-court settlement for the client from Commerce, the liability insurer.
Attorney Gouveia said, “This client was an elderly woman who had a very active and independent life. After being struck by this car, her quality of life and independence was decreased significantly. She was forced to rely on family and friends for almost everything. The policy of insurance on the vehicle which struck her was limited. We demanded and received an offer of those limits but pursued the defendant operator directly in order to determine if other policies existed which may have been exposed. By doing this, we were able to secure coverage on an additional household policy, doubling the available coverage. In addition, we negotiated medical bills and liens in order to maximize the net recovery to the client.”
When a car accident involves a company vehicle, depending on the circumstances, either the company or the driver could be held responsible. The company will be responsible if the vehicle was used by the driver in the scope of their employment. The driver will be held responsible if the vehicle was not being used in the scope of their employment. An experienced car accident lawyer would be able to assess the car accident and seek compensation from the appropriate party.
If you or someone you know has been injured in a car accident, contact one of our experienced Fall RIver, MA car accident lawyers located at 408 Bedford St., Fall River, MA 02720. 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 assessment, call us today at 508-677-0500 or toll free at 1-800-992-6878. You may also fill out a contact form online.