Recently d’Oliveira & Associates attorney, D. Robin Gouveia, obtained a $150,000 settlement from Commerce Insurance for a Fall River woman, who was injured in a car accident. Our client was a passenger in a car that was struck head-on by another vehicle, who crossed over from the opposing lane. As a direct result of this accident, our client suffered fractures and scarring, which required medical attention and caused her to miss time at work.
Attorney D. Robin Gouveia said, “Traumatic injuries often arise after a car accident and frequently are debilitating to the victim. We presented the claim on this case to the insurance company, who had a very different view on the case’s value. We pushed and persisted, arguing specific medical documentation, as well as the impact the injuries suffered had on this client’s daily activities. Despite COVID-19, we were able to arrange to have scarring photos taken. These all helped us to persuade the adjuster to offer and reach a fair and amicable result. We put together a settlement package ensuring all bills and liens were paid, allowing for a reasonable and fair result to the client for the suffering she endured.”
Improper lane use and careless driving, much like in this case, are among the most common causes for car accidents. According to one statistic, improper lane use accounts for 6.53% of car accidents, while careless driving accounts for 5.77%. The biggest culprits of car accidents stem from the inability to stop in time (34.89%), failure to yield (22.52%) and speeding (15.15%). Regardless of how the accident occurred, if you were injured by an at-fault driver, you should contact a local car accident lawyer to discuss your legal rights.
Contact a Fall River Car Accident Lawyer
If you or a loved one were injured in a car accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses, pain and suffering and lost earnings, among other related losses. A knowledgeable Fall River Car Accident Lawyer will know how to negotiate with the insurance company 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.