The personal injury and auto accident attorneys at d’Oliveira & Associates recently recovered a settlement of $225,000 for one of their clients. According to the complaint, the client was injured when another driver negligently took a left turn onto the road the client was traveling down and caused the accident. The accident resulted in serious injury to the client’s right wrist and lower arm.
Upon admittance to the hospital, several injuries were reported in the client’s dominant wrist and he was eventually diagnosed with a torn cartilage to his wrist (Warwick, RI District Court, Case Number: WR-21733). After several months of followup visits, additional procedures, and continued complaints of pain, the client was then diagnosed with a ligament tear to his wrist as well. The client missed over five months of work and he is at an end of his medical treatment, he still has some residual pain and impairment in his wrist as according to the complaint.
After contacting the auto accident attorneys at the law offices of d’Oliveira & Associates, Attorney Laura Cameron was able to get both the car owner’s insurance company and the negligent car driver’s insurance company to settle the client’s claim for $225,000.
Attorney Paul d’Oliveira stated that “I feel Attorney Cameron did a nice job regarding this case as it is not easy to get an insurance company to pay $225,000 in an out of court auto accident case. She has gotten some of the largest settlements in this law firm’s history and she is very good at handling the serious injury cases. Also, the insurance companies know she will litigate these cases if they do not give her a fair settlement.”
Because the negligent driver was not the registered owner of the car, the award this client received was a combination of settlements from multiple insurance companies. Many States will hold the registered owner of a vehicle that is driver by another person at the time of the accident responsible by imputing primary liability on that owner. However, this can vary depending on the responsibility of the other person driving the car and whether or not the person was related to the registered driver. Because car accidents typically involve complex problems in determining liability and how many insurance providers can be held responsible for its carriers, it is important to contact an experienced auto accident attorney and a Rhode Island personal injury attorney. A knowledgeable auto accident attorney can help guide you through the complex and time consuming process of determining who is liable and can get you the compensation you are entitled.
d’Oliveira & Associates is a Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts law firm that focuses on personal injury and disability cases, including auto accidents, slip and falls, dog bites as well as other types of negligence cases. They also handle social security disability cases. The firm also works with some of the leading attorneys in the United States for dangerous drug, defective medical product and medical malpractice cases.
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