Attorney D. Robin Gouveia, of d’Oliveira & Associates, recently obtained a $150,000 settlement from Ohio Mutual Insurance for a woman who was injured in a car accident. The woman was struck by a driver who failed to yield the right of way to oncoming traffic and collided with our client’s passenger side door. She was operating her vehicle on an access road between two parking lots when she was hit, resulting in back spasms and multiple shoulder muscle tears requiring surgery. 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 Ohio Mutual Insurance, the liability carrier.
Attorney Gouveia said, “it is not uncommon for victims to suffer injuries to body parts where they have had preexisting complaints of pain or have had prior injuries to the same body part. In this case, we admit the client had a preexisting injury to the body part but emphatically 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 from before as evidence to prove this and convinced 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 her injuries.”
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 will 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.