Attorney D. Robin Gouveia, from d’Oliveira & Associates, recently negotiated a $150,000 settlement for a Middletown, RI man. He was driving straight when his car was struck by another driver who failed to stop for a stop sign. He suffered serious injuries, including fractures and sprain/strain injuries.
Attorney Gouveia stated
the insurance company refused to make a fair and reasonable offer to settle the case; therefore, so we filed a lawsuit. Prior to trial, we were able to convince the insurance company to pay their policy limits of $150,000 for our client. Based on RI case law, they had no choice because the insurance company would have to pay whatever the jury awarded if the insurance company did not offer the policy limits. We knew they would cave.”
It is quite common for an insurance company to offer less than the policy limits to see if a lawyer will accept less. The insurance companies know that our law firm will not accept less than a top dollar settlement for our clients. When choosing a personal injury lawyer, the lawyer’s reputation with the insurance company is one of the most important things you should consider. Some lawyers do not have the resources to file a lawsuit as it takes time and money.
If you or a loved one have recently been in a car accident, you may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost income and pain and suffering, among other losses. It is important that you contact an experienced Middletown, RI car accident lawyer to help you get the settlement or award that you deserve. Our firm is experienced in handling motor vehicle accidents and personal injuries. We offer a free (no obligation) case evaluation if you call toll free at 1-401-846-5499 or 1-800-992-6878 or fill out a free online contact form.