After being seriously injured in a motorcycle accident in Portsmouth, Rhode Island, the motorcyclist decided to reach out to the experienced Middletown motorcycle accident lawyers at d’Oliveira and Associates for help. He had been riding his motorcycle on a main road when another driver failed to yield while exiting a parking lot. The car and the motorcycle collided, which caused the motorcyclist to be thrown from the bike, hit the hood of the car, and then fall to the pavement. He sustained serious injuries and hired Attorney D. Robin Gouveia of d’Oliveira and Associates to assist him with his Rhode Island motorcycle accident lawsuit.
While reflecting on the case, Attorney Gouveia stated, “The client in this case suffered severe injuries and had extensive medical treatment. Although he had a very good recovery, and the insurance company attempted to use that fact in negotiations, we kept arguing and advocating for the actual suffering the client endured. After several discussions, we were able to convince the insurer to make a final offer and pay the client what he deserved.”
Are Motorcycle Cases More Difficult to Settle Than Car Accidents?
Accidents involving motorcycles can be more difficult to settle than car accidents. The main reason motorcycles accident cases can be difficult to settle is the complexity of establishing fault. In many cases, the other driver will tell the police officer that they did not see the motorcycle. As a result, the insurance company will often deny the claim or offer less money to settle the case than is adequate to compensate the injured motorcyclist. The primary goal of insurance companies is to make a profit, so offering a low settlement ultimately benefits them.
Should I Hire a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer?
Having an experienced motorcycle accident by your side gives you a big advantage in settling your case. Our experienced Rhode Island motorcycle accident lawyers avoid these potential downfalls by immediately conducting a thorough investigation of the motorcycle accident. This investigation can include reviewing the police report and witness statements. In some cases, an accident reconstruction expert may be required to put together how the accident happened. An experienced motorcycle accident lawyer can also review your medical records and treatment progress to make sure you have fully recovered from your injuries before settling your case to ensure you receive the compensation you are entitled to.
Contact an Experienced Middletown Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
If you or someone you know has been injured in a motorcycle accident in the Middletown area, contact one of our experienced Middletown motorcycle accident lawyers located at 1521 West Main Road, Middletown, RI. You may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost income, and pain and suffering, among other losses. There are no legal fees unless you receive an award or settlement. For a free (no obligation) case evaluation, call us at 1-401-846-5449 or toll free at 1-800-992-6878. You may also fill out our contact form online.