Attorney D. Robin Gouveia, of d’Oliveira & Associates, recently got a Middletown woman a $100,000 settlement from the USAA Insurance Company. The woman was struck by a car, which broke her leg and required extensive reconstructive surgery and physical therapy. She contacted the Middletown car accident lawyers at d’Oliveira & Associates.
Attorney Gouveia stated that “the injuries in this case were significant and surgery was required. The woman was in the process of entering her vehicle when she was struck. If she was not deemed a pedestrian, the USAA Insurance Company would not have been responsible to pay her medical bills directly. As a pedestrian, they paid her bills on top of the settlement offer that was made. This allowed a much greater recovery for her.”
In Rhode Island, all drivers must carry car insurance that pays for at least $25,000 worth of coverage to injured people. However, drivers are not required to have “PIP” insurance, or Personal Injury Protection, which will pay for medical bills and lost wages for pedestrians who are struck by a vehicle. Thankfully, the at-fault driver in this case did have PIP insurance, which allowed the woman to be fully compensated under the law. In Massachusetts and some other states, PIP insurance is required.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident in Middletown or anywhere in RI or Southeastern MA, you may be entitled to receive compensation for medical bills, lost income, and pain and suffering, among other losses. d’Oliveira and Associates is an experienced Rhode Island personal injury law firm that primarily handles car accident cases. The lawyers at our firm work with insurance companies to obtain good settlements for our injured clients. For a free (no obligation) case evaluation, contact us 24/7.