Attorney D. Robin Gouveia, a lawyer at d’Oliveira & Associates, recently negotiated a $140,000 settlement from the Utica National Insurance Company after her client was hit while driving on the highway. A driver of a commercial vehicle failed to slow down during a traffic jam, rear ending the man and sending him to the hospital. He had severe back pain and now walks with a cane. The injured man called the East Providence car accident lawyers to help him with his claim.
Attorney Gouveia said “it is not uncommon for traumatic injuries to arise even when the victim has significant preexisting conditions. We readily admitted to the preexisting condition in this case, but argued the condition was seriously aggravated as a result of the trauma. The aggravation was the sole cause of the need for extensive treatments and therapies. We used the medical records as evidence to prove this and were able to convince the adjuster that the exacerbation was significant. We also made sure the bills and liens were paid, allowing a fair compensation to the client for his injuries.”
Injuries to the spine, including the back and neck, are very traumatic. Pain in the back can often radiate down to the lower extremities, making it difficult to perform normal everyday tasks such as walking. These kinds of injuries are unfortunately very common in car accidents. Symptoms usually get worse over time, often requiring medication or surgery to correct. A spine injury after a car accident can lead to a lifetime of pain and suffering.
If you have been injured in a car accident, you may be able to receive compensation for your medical bills, lost income, and pain and suffering, among other losses. The Rhode Island personal injury lawyers at our firm have years of experience handling these types of cases, and they charge no fee unless you win an award or settlement. For a free (no obligation) case evaluation, call our toll free number at 1-800-992-6878 or fill out a contact form on our website.