After being seriously injured in a car accident, a Fall River woman reached out to the Fall River car accident lawyers at d’Oliveira and Associates for help. She had been a passenger in the car at the time of the accident. Another car failed to stop at a red light and crashed into the car she was riding in. She sustained serious injuries to her head, neck, shoulder, arm, and legs. Due to her injuries she missed work, and she was limited to part-time hours once she did return. She also began experiencing severe headaches and neck pain. Based on her injuries and lost wages, Attorney D. Robin Gouveia demanded the full policy limits of $100,000, which was awarded to our client. If you have been injured in a car accident, you may want to hire a Fall River car accident lawyer. Hiring an experienced lawyer to represent you can lead to a larger settlement or award.
What Should I do Right After an Accident?
Turn your hazard lights on, and stay right where you are if it is safe to do so. Call for help right away. First, you should call for medical attention if you need it. Then, you should call the police or 911. Wait at the scene of the accident until the police arrive so they can take a report. If you are able, take pictures of the scene of the accident including damage to your vehicle and the other vehicle. Document the basic facts about what happened and what you remember about the accident. You can always add additional information to this later. Take down the names and contact information of any witnesses. After your medical and safety needs are met, you should consider hiring a lawyer to help get you compensation for any injuries and/or losses you suffered.
Will Hiring a Lawyer Really Help me get a Bigger Settlement?
A recent study published by the Insurance Research Council (IRC) indicates that hiring a lawyer can lead to significantly higher settlement amounts. Specifically, the study found that car accident victims who hired a lawyer received 40% more in settlements than injured victims who did not hire lawyers. Other studies have come to similar conclusions. In general, the clients of lawyers obtain larger settlements then those without legal representation. One of the reasons for this is that insurance companies try to pay the lowest amount possible on claims. They will try to offer a quick cash settlement instead of paying out what the case is really worth. Hiring an experienced car accident lawyer can help you avoid this trap and receive the settlement or award you are entitled to. Read more.
Contact an Experienced Fall River Car Accident Lawyer
If you or someone you know has been injured in a Fall River car accident, contact one of our experienced Fall River car accident lawyers located at 408 Bedford St., Fall River, MA. You may be entitled to receive compensation for your medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, and other losses. No fees are received unless you win your case. For a free (no obligation) case evaluation, call us at 1-508-677-0500 or toll free at 1-800-992-6878. You may also fill out our contact form online.