Recently d’Oliveira & Associates attorney, D. Robin Gouveia, obtained a $100,000 settlement from Commerce Insurance for a Fall River woman, who was injured in a pedestrian accident. Our client was walking in a parking lot when a driver struck her, knocking her to the ground. This incident left our client with a severely injured leg that needed surgery and subsequent physical therapy sessions.
Attorney D. Robin Gouveia said, “After we were unable to obtain a fair and reasonable offer from the insurance company, we pursued the case through binding arbitration and secured an award of the policy limits. We negotiated the lien for medical bills in order to maximize the recovery to this well-deserving client.”
When it comes to a pedestrian accident, you should always seek the legal advice of a seasoned personal injury lawyer because these cases can be more difficult to prove than other types of personal injury cases. The driver will try to say they did not see the pedestrian, which can be especially convincing if the pedestrian is walking at night and in dark-colored clothing. In order to prevail in these cases, one must prove that the driver was at fault for the accident. This is where the complexities of the legal system can overwhelm the victim of the accident. It is for this reason, and many others, that hiring a personal injury lawyer is to your benefit when involved in a pedestrian accident.
Contact a Fall River Personal Injury Lawyer
If you or a loved one were injured in a pedestrian accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses, pain and suffering and lost earnings, among other related losses. Our Fall River Personal Injury Lawyers have the experience and knowledge to get you the best possible settlement or award of your claim. There is no fee to you unless we win your case. Call our Fall River office at 508-677-0500 or fill out an online contact form for a free (no obligation) case evaluation.