D. Robin Gouveia, a lawyer at d’Oliveira & Associates, recently got a New Bedford man a $100,000 settlement from the Utica Mutual Insurance Company. The man was struck as a pedestrian in New Bedford. He sustained a lower back and rib injuries and underwent surgery to correct the problem. He called the New Bedford car accident lawyers at d’Oliveira & Associates for help.
Attorney Gouveia stated that “[a]s a pedestrian struck by a van, this client was extremely anxious about the process of bringing a claim. It was determined that in addition to fractured ribs, he had suffered an aggravation of a preexisting back injury. We presented the claim for all the new injuries as well as specifically argued the difference in the pre-accident back symptoms against the symptoms he had since the accident. The medical evidence clearly showed his pain was increased and we were able to get him compensated for this increase. Once the case settled, we went through all the medical bills and ensured everything was paid. We were able to obtain a net recovery which the client was happy with.”
Car accidents are disruptive enough without having to worry about paying for your medical treatment, especially when it wasn’t your fault that you were injured. If you or a loved one have been injured in a car accident, through the fault of another, you should consider hiring a New Bedford car accident lawyer. You may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost income and pain and suffering, among other losses.
d’Oliveira & Associates is a personal injury law firm which primarily handles car accident cases. Attorney D. Robin Gouviea has over 16 years of experience in car accident cases in New Bedford and and knows how to get good settlements for their clients. For a free (no obligation) case evaluation, call our toll free number or fill out a contact form on our website.