Attorney D. Robin Gouveia, of d’Oliveira & Associates, recently obtained a $130,000 settlement from MetLife Auto & Home for a woman who was injured in a car accident. The woman was struck head-on by another car, which was rear-ended in the oncoming lane and forced into her path. Despite her efforts to avoid the oncoming car, she suffered a fractured ankle. She 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 MetLife Auto & Home, the liability carrier.
Attorney Gouveia said, “[W]e obtained an offer of the Bodily Injury policy limits very early since the case was clearly worth the full amount of this limit. At the same time, we put the client’s own insurance company on notice of a claim for Underinsured Motorist because the other driver’s policy was not enough to fully compensate her for her pain and suffering. In accordance with the insurance contract, we obtained permission to settle with the Bodily Injury carrier. Thereafter, we submitted the Underinsured Motorist demand to the client’s insurer, demanding the full exposure of the policy limit and very quickly received an offer of these limits.”
Although car accidents are a common occurrence, the resulting injuries can cause serious financial and emotional strain for the injured party. More often than not a car accident injury extends beyond the affected region of the body. Those injured in car accidents are frequently entitled to compensation for things like medical examinations, surgery, physical therapy, inability to drive, lost wages, and physical and emotional pain and suffering. Often times, both drivers’ insurance companies are brought into the suit because neither motorist has the funds to cover such extensive costs. An experienced car accident lawyer would be able to assess the car accident and seek compensation for the appropriate party.
If you or someone you know has been injured in a car accident, contact one of our experienced New Bedford, MA car accident lawyers located at 930 Kempton St., 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 assessment, call us today at 508-984-8400 or toll free at 1-800-992-6878. You may also fill out a contact form online.