Navigation Links
d'Oliveira & Associates Helps Westport, MA Man Receive $100,000 Settlement for Reckless Driving Accident

(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.


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

Read the full story at

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:
(Date:11/28/2015)... ... 2015 , ... Beginning November 30th at 6:00 a.m. EST until 11:59 p.m. EST, ... savings of up to 20% off orders $80 or more to free gifts with purchases, ... hours. , As a competitive e-commerce website for skin care and cosmetic needs, customers will ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... ... , ... According to an article published November 13th on, ... D.C. revolved around the fact that proper dental care, both at-home and in the ... between periodontal disease (more commonly referred to as gum disease) and diabetes. According to ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... ... 27, 2015 , ... The rapid speed at which Americans ... more care is needed, especially with Alzheimer’s, dementia and other cognitive conditions becoming ... The forgotten part of this equation: 80 percent of medical care occurs in ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... ... November 27, 2015 , ... "When ... said an inventor from Hillside, N.J. "Many people catch diseases simply from sitting ... individuals will always be protected from germs." , He developed the patent-pending QUDRATECS ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... ... November 27, 2015 , ... ProSidebar: Fashion is a set of ... With ProSidebar: Fasion, video editors can easily add an informative sidebar to any FCPX ... Utilize presets featuring self-animating drop zones, lines, bars, and text with the ease ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:11/29/2015)... Royal Philips  (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) revealed a portfolio ... Society of North America Annual Meeting (RSNA), beginning today ... Chicago . Visitors to the Philips booth ... integrated Diagnostic Imaging, Clinical Informatics, Image Guided Therapy and ... and create a superior patient experience. ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... Une nouvelle approche consistant ... contre le cancer avancé.    --> ... au traitement photodynamique au Bremachlorin contre le cancer ... nouvelle approche consistant à combiner l,immunothérapie au traitement ...    Clinical Cancer Research . ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... Nov. 26, 2015 ... of the "2016 Global Tumor Marker ... Volume and Sales Segment Forecasts, Innovative Technologies, ... report to their offering. --> ... the "2016 Global Tumor Marker Testing ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: