Our client was injured while driving in Swansea, Massachusetts when a car from behind crashed into the rear end of his car. He suffered head, neck, and back pain, requiring surgery and physical therapy in order to adequately relieve the pain resulting from the accident. Our client was both totally and partially disabled from the time of the accident to the subsequent course of treatment, incurring significant medical costs and lost wages. After seeking the legal assistance of a Massachusetts Car Accident Lawyer, attorney D. Robin Gouveia, an associate attorney at d’Oliveira & Associates, negotiated a settlement of $100,000 from Commerce Insurance on behalf of the client.
Reflecting on this case, Attorney Gouveia stated, “We took this case on after the client became dissatisfied with his previous attorney. Once we quickly determined the Defendant’s policy limits, we made a demand for that amount due to the severity of the client’s injuries. Supporting documents were provided and the insurer ultimately agreed to pay the policy limits.
What Is Total and Partial Disability?
Auto accidents commonly cause an individual to become either partially or totally disabled, or both, as a result of their injuries. If an individual is deemed to be totally disabled, then they are unable to work or perform normal daily activities without an abundance of pain. On the other hand, if an individual is deemed to be partially disabled, then they are able to perform light duty work but still experience pain. Our Swansea Car Accident Lawyers usually make this determination by assessing your medical records and the course of treatment that you were required to undergo in order to ease the pain that was suffered as a result of the accident.
Contact A Swansea Car Accident Lawyer Today!
If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident in Swansea, contact one of our experienced Swansea Car Accident Lawyers located at 408 Bedford Street, Fall River, MA 02720. Our Fall River office serves the town of Swansea and can be reached at 508-677-0500. You may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, and other losses. If you were employed when the accident occurred, you may also be entitled to receive workers’ compensation benefits. Our firm does not charge any legal fees until you obtain a settlement or award. For a free (no obligation) case evaluation, you may fill out a contact form online, or call our toll-free number at 1-800-992-6878.