Newport, RI Woman about to slip and fall on a seat of ice

Robin Gouveia, a lawyer at d’Oliveira & Associates, successfully obtained a settlement for a woman who slipped and fell on a sheet of ice at her place of employment. This slip and fall led the woman to suffer from both a neck fracture and a shoulder fracture. Because of the injuries, she was unable to work for an extensive period of time, losing ample amount of her wages. She then contacted an experienced Middletown slip and fall lawyer for help. Attorney Robin Gouveia was able to obtain the slip and fall settlement for the woman, who received $175,000 for her injuries, lost wages and more.

Slip and Fall Accident reportWith regards to this settlement, attorney Robin Gouveia stated that, “The insurance company on this case questioned their liability and we were able to prove the property management company had notice of the condition of the walkway prior to the client’s fall but failed to repair and/or warn of the condition. We argued this liability and the severity of her traumatic injuries. She had endured extensive treatments and therapies, with success. The medical bills were fully paid by the worker’s compensation insurer as she was in the course and scope of her employment at the time of the fall. We negotiated with the worker’s compensation lien for reimbursement, getting them to take a small percentage of their full lien.”

Slip and Fall Accident hospital patient

Slip and fall accidents can cause injuries that are devastating and long lasting. Treating these injuries can create large medical bills from surgeries, doctor visits and medications. In addition, the person may be out of work for a long period of time while recovering. To obtain compensation, it is important to have an experienced lawyer who knows how to negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf.

Middletown slip and fall accident lawyerIf you or someone you know has been has been injured due to a slip and fall, contact one of our experienced Middletown slip and fall lawyers at d’Oliveira & Associates. You may be entitled to collect past and future benefits. No fees are received unless you receive your benefits. For a free (no obligation) case evaluation, call us toll free at 401-846-5449 or 1-800-992-6878 or fill out our contact form online.

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Paul d’Oliveira

Attorney Paul d’Oliveira has been practicing personal injury and disability law for over 30 years. He started his personal injury law practice in 1989 with two offices in Fall River, MA and East Providence, RI. Today his firm has 15 offices in RI and Southeastern, MA.

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