Attorney D. Robin Gouveia, of d’Oliveira & Associates, recently negotiated a $100,000 settlement with Commerce Insurance Company on behalf of a 76-year-old woman, who was severely injured in a car accident. The woman was struck head on by another driver who made a sudden, unexpected turn in front of her. The force of the collision caused her vehicle to veer off the road, ultimately hitting the base of a light pole. The woman suffered from several fractured ribs, a sprained wrist, severe spine and neck injuries, ongoing headaches, dizziness and trouble sleeping. As a result, she ultimately had to undergo physical therapy, several steroid injections, as well as lower back surgery to repair the damages created. She contacted the New Bedford, MA car accident lawyers for help. Attorney Gouveia was able to obtain an out-of-court settlement for the client from the defendant’s liability insurer.
Attorney Gouveia commented, “We made a demand against the other driver’s insurance company as soon as we knew the policy limits. We remained firm on this demand for the limits, since the client’s injuries were significant. We also confirmed that the client carried Underinsured Motorist coverage, allowing her additional coverage over the other driver’s limits. We put the Under Insurer on notice. Once the liability limits were offered, we demanded the remaining policy limit exposure from the Under carrier. When both carrier’s had offered their respective limits, we coordinated medical liens in order to put together a fair and reasonable package for the client.”
When a driver does not obey the rules of the road and causes a car accident, they can be held responsible for the damage and injuries caused. Depending on the speed both cars are traveling and the force of the impact, these injuries can be severe and life altering. 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.
If you or someone you know has been injured in a car accident, contact one of our experienced New Bedford, MA car accident lawyers located at 930 Kempton Street, New Bedford, MA 02740. 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 assessment, call us today at 508-984-8400 or toll free at 1-800-992-6878. You may also fill out a contact form online.