Recently d’Oliveira & Associates attorney, D. Robin Gouveia, obtained a $191,000 settlement from Commerce Insurance for a New Bedford man, who was injured in a motorcycle accident. Our client was riding his motorcycle and was struck by a vehicle that made a sudden turn into his lane. This devastating accident propelled our client several feet from the accident scene. The severity of this accident left our client with several injuries that required surgical intervention and other forms of therapy.
Attorney D. Robin Gouveia said, “After conducting initial settlement discussions with the insurance company, it was clear they did not want to pay a fair value. We convinced them to submit the matter to binding arbitration. We presented the case and obtained an award for the full value of the claim. ”
Being involved in a motorcycle accident is a very traumatic experience. Unlike a vehicular accident, where you are surrounded on all sides by metal, a motorcycle accident has no such protection. Depending on the speed of travel, you could very well land several feet from the point of impact, much like in the case of our client. To make matters worse, the insurance companies will do all they can to compensate you as little as possible. The motorist who struck your motorcycle may attempt to say they never saw you, which plays right into the insurance company’s plans. For these reasons, you should contact a motorcycle accident lawyer who can obtain all you are entitled to.
Contact a New Bedford Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
If you or a loved one were injured in a motorcycle accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, pain and suffering and lost wages, among other related losses. Our New Bedford Motorcycle Accident Lawyers know how to negotiate with insurance companies to get you the best possible settlement or award of your claim. Please call our New Bedford office at 508-984-8400 or fill out an online contact form for a free (no obligation) case evaluation.