The personal injury and car accident attorneys at d’Oliveira & Associates recently recovered a settlement of $38,500 for one of its clients. According to the complaint, the Middletown man was injured when a negligent driver failed to stop at an intersection and collided in the rear of the client’s car as he was stopped at the red light.
Upon his initial admittance to the hospital following the accident, doctors diagnosed him with several sprains throughout his body. Although he was quickly released, the client’s condition began worsening. Over a month after the accident, during a checkup, the client was re-diagnosed having multiple disc bulges or protrusions to his lower back. He underwent a series of spinal injections and physical therapy to help him recover.
After contacting the law offices of d’Oliveira & Associates, Attorney Robin Gouveia and her staff were able to get the insurance companies to settle his claim and the firm did not charge him a fee until he received his settlement.
Attorney Paul d’Oliveira stated that “Attorney Robin Gouveia did a nice job getting this man a good settlement. She has done an extraordinary job getting clients good settlements in a timely fashion since she started working her. Her experience as an insurance claims adjuster for over 10 years, before going to law school, has made her quite savvy in dealing with the insurance company adjusters, as she knows what information they need in their file to justify a good settlement offer and she has a great rapport with the adjusters.”
Unfortunately, car accidents are a regular occurrence; however, many times, the negligent driver allows their insurance to expire and is no longer covered by insurance. While it may seem that this will prevent you from recovering anything at all, this case highlights a procedure referred to as “Uninsured Motorist Claims,” wherein your own insurance company will cover the expenses that the negligent driver cannot. Although people may think that getting into an accident with an uninsured driver will preclude them from any awards or recovery, most insurance companies will step in and cover you. Because the process of determining liability and filing claims to insurance companies can be complex, it is important to hire an experienced auto accident attorney. The auto accident and personal injury attorneys at d’Oliveira & Associates can help find out who is responsible and find an insurance carrier that will get you the compensation that is deserved.
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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