D. Robin Gouveia, a lawyer at d’Oliveira & Associates, recently got a Falmouth woman a $100,000 settlement from the Travelers Insurance Company. The Falmouth woman was driving when another driver, coming from the opposite direction, swerved into the wrong lane and collided with her. The police determined that the other driver was completely at fault. She was treated for severe neck and back pain. Injured and unable to work, the woman contacted the New Bedford car accident lawyers to help her get compensation.
Attorney Gouveia said “[t]his client suffered extensive injuries. We quickly determined the extent of coverage of the at-fault driver and presented a demand for the full policy limits. We then looked for additional coverage and found the client carried Underinsured Motorist coverage on her own policy. Both policies recognized the severity of her injuries and offered their limits. The driver at fault had no assets so the client opted to settle her case. We negotiated her medical bills and got her a settlement above what she had expected.”
Underinsured Motorist coverage is available to all drivers, but is not required in Massachusetts or Rhode Island. Because the injured woman in this case had Underinsured Motorist coverage on her own plan, it allowed her to be fully compensated when it turned out that the other driver’s insurance wasn’t going to be able to cover all of the medical bills.
d’Oliveira & Associates is a personal injury law firm that primarily handles car accidents. D. Robin Gouveia has over 16 years of experience in car accident cases in Southeastern Massachusetts and knows how to get good settlements for her clients. For a free (no obligation) case evaluation, call our toll free number 24/7, or fill out a contact form on our website.