Navigation Links
d'Oliveira & Associates Helps Westport, MA Man Receive $100,000 Settlement for Reckless Driving Accident
Date:12/24/2012

(PRWEB) December 24, 2012

Just recently, a 23 year old client (name withheld for confidentiality purposes) received significant damages after hiring the New Bedford Car Accident and Personal Injury Attorneys at d'Oliveira & Associates. Case #: FR-11525

The personal injury and auto accident attorneys at d'Oliveira & Associates recently recovered a settlement of $100,000 for one of their New Bedford clients (New Bedford District Court Case:FR-11525). Attorney Robin Gouveia, the managing attorney of their New Bedford office, brought a claim on behalf of the client against the alleged reckless driver’s insurance company. The client, who was a passenger in his own vehicle, sustained severe injuries as a result of the alleged reckless driving of the defendant who veered the vehicle off the road while making a turn and collided with a large rock. The client's injuries included a broken femur, broken jaw and cheek, four-missing teeth, and cuts to the face. As a result of the reckless driving accident, the client spent nearly two weeks in the hospital undergoing treatment and supervision.

Attorney Robin Gouveia stated that “Although I felt the case was worth more money, we were able to obtain the policy limits of $100,000 on this case very quickly. Often in cases like this the insurance company will offer less than the policy limits, hoping that the lawyer will not want to file a law suit or that the client may be strapped for money and take less. I enjoy working for d’Oliveira & Associates because they have the resources to fight the insurance companies if they make us a low ball offer. They also have a great case management system that allows us to retrieve in medical bills and reports quickly so clients can get their settlements quickly.”

Attorney Paul d’Oliveira stated “I feel Robin got the client the best possible result as there was only $100,000 in insurance coverage. I always tell people that it is best to carry as much underinsurace as you can in case they are injured by someone that does not have enough insurance coverage. In Massachusetts, the minimum liability insurance coverage is only $20,000 and in Rhode Island it is only $25,000, which is not a lot of coverage if someone is seriously injured. At least in this case there was $100,000, which is a lot more than most people carry because they want to save money on their insurance premiums. I have unfortunately seen too many people not get properly compensated for an injury in a car accident because there was not enough coverage.”

Despite the continued effort by car manufacturers to improve passenger safety, The U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported in an overview of motor vehicle crashes that the number of both injuries and fatalities for occupants, including passengers, in automobile accidents has not significantly decreased. In fact in 2010, injuries from passenger vehicle accidents rose to approximately to 1,986,000, with 733,000 of those injuries coming from accidents involving trucks as was the vehicle in this particular client's case.

Source: http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/Pubs/811552.pdf

d’Oliveira & Associates is a Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts law firm that focuses on personal injury and disability cases, including auto accidents, slip and falls, dog bites as well as other types of negligence cases. They also handle social security disability cases. The firm also works with some of the leading attorneys in the United States for dangerous drug, defective medical product and medical malpractice cases.

For a free legal consultation, call 1-800-992-6878 or visit their website at http://www.good-legal-advice.com/auto-accidents-ma.htm

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2012/12/prweb10236314.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2012 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. d'Oliveira & Associates Help New Bedford Woman Receive $95,000 in Damages for Dog Bite Injury Case #:NB-11736
2. ABC Home & Commercial Services’ Houston Branch Now Offering Discount on Initial Service with Signature Rodent Agreement
3. Tips for Making the Holidays Safer and Calmer for Dementia Patients from Pathways Home Health & Hospice
4. New Jersey Accident Lawyers at Console & Hollawell Commend Montgomery County’s ‘Operation Safe Holiday,’ Urge All to Participate
5. Zane Benefits Posts Information & Videos on Defined Contribution Healthcare
6. Top Provider for Hearing Aids in Nashville, Audiology Associates & Hearing Aids Today, Goes Green and Now Recycles Hearing Aid Batteries
7. ProvidaStaff,LLC Reports on Increased Travel Therapy & PRN Career Opportunities During The Holidays
8. Vitamin D & Your Health Report Latest Release from MedSmart Members
9. Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. Accident Attorneys Announce New Ugly Christmas Sweater Social Media Contest
10. Honda Issues Recall of 800K Vehicles, Philadelphia Attorneys at Console & Hollawell Warn Consumers of Their Potential Risks
11. Team Push to Walk to Run NJ Marathon, Half Marathon, & Relay on May 5th
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/31/2016)... ... May 31, 2016 , ... Presence Technology ... has been included by Gartner, Inc. in the Contact Center Infrastructure Magic Quadrant ... Center Infrastructure technologies, some of which include: Computer-telephony integration (CTI)/Web services interfaces, ...
(Date:5/31/2016)... ... 31, 2016 , ... St. Joseph Medical Center (SJMC) announced ... which enables physicians at SJMC’s two hospital campuses, downtown and in the Heights, ... the exchange. SJMC’s membership in the health information exchange underscores the hospital’s commitment ...
(Date:5/31/2016)... ... May 31, 2016 , ... The University of Tennessee Medical ... and the latest in Clinical Patient Pod (CPP) technologies provided through ... directly into the clinical workflow. These insights are empowering the more than 30 ...
(Date:5/31/2016)... ... 2016 , ... DDL, Inc. announced today it has expanded the scope of ... ISO 594-1 and ISO 594-2 testing for conical (Luer) fittings. , A conical ... medical devices (e.g. a syringe and hypodermic needle) that carry small volumes of fluids. ...
(Date:5/31/2016)... ... May 31, 2016 , ... Spartan Bioscience today introduced the ... and convenience. , The Cube is exceptionally small—it takes up the space of ... easily into any space, whether in a hospital, doctor’s office, or pharmacy. , ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/31/2016)... 31, 2016 According to a ... (Scanners, Software), by Type (Human, Animal Pathology), by End ... Drug Discovery) - Global Forecasts to 2021", published by ... forecast period of 2016 to 2021. This market is ... USD 384.3 Million in 2016, at a CAGR of ...
(Date:5/31/2016)... 2016   Plexus Technology Group, LLC ... management systems (AIMS), is pleased to announce the ... President of Technology. In this new capacity, Mr. ... the company,s technological development. He will collaborate with ... the expansion of new products, product features and ...
(Date:5/31/2016)... BASEL, Switzerland , May 31, 2016 ... has announced the initiation of a first-in-human clinical trial ... class, fusion molecule - S101 is currently being developed ... phase 1 study is designed to evaluate the safety ... be conducted at several sites across the ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: