Attorney D. Robin Gouveia, of d’Oliveira & Associates, recently obtained a $71,000 Underinsured Motorist settlement from Commerce Insurance Company for a man that was involved in a car accident. The man was the driver of a vehicle when it was hit by another driver, who ran a red light. As a result, he sustained major neck and back injuries that required hospitalization followed by physical therapy. He contacted the Fall River, MA car accident lawyers for help. After obtaining the policy limits from the liability insurer, Attorney Gouveia made a demand to the client’s Underinsured Motorist coverage for additional compensation. A reasonable offer was not made so, in accordance with the policy, Attorney Gouveia demanded Arbitration. Prior to the arbitration hearing and after further settlement discussions, a settlement was reached.
Attorney Gouveia said, “It was clear the injuries in this case had greater value than the available liability policy limits. We determined there was additional coverage available to the client from his own policy’s underinsured motorist. We placed the insurance company on notice and when a reasonable offer was not made, a demand for Arbitration in accordance with the policy contract was requested. We submitted the Case Summary and supporting evidence prior to the start of the hearing, which helped convince the insurance company to pay the client what he deserved for his suffering.”
Obtaining the compensation that you deserve from insurance companies can be difficult because it is not easy to understand the different types of insurance policies. Moreover, insurance companies are not always willing to pay. In many cases, the insurance company will deny the claim entirely or eventually agree to pay a very low amount. A skilled car accident lawyer can thoroughly evaluate your case and negotiate on your behalf. This is where an experienced Massachusetts car accident lawyer can help.
If you or someone you know was injured in a car accident, contact one of our experienced Massachusetts car accident lawyers. 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 evaluation, call us today toll free at 1-800-992-6878 or fill out a contact form online.