PROVIDENCE, R.I., April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A Brian Cunha & Associates client, age 42, was an operator of a motor vehicle on the on ramp to Route 195 West in East Providence, R.I. Her vehicle was completely stopped at a yield sign waiting for a break in traffic before she could merge onto Route 195 when she was struck from behind by the Defendant motorist traveling at a very low speed. There was no visible damage to either vehicle.
Following the collision the plaintiff driver developed pain in her left shoulder, neck and lower back. She was first examined in the emergency room of a local area hospital. She then received treatment from a chiropractor. Because her lower back pain was not improving and since the pain started radiating into her leg, she went to see an orthopedic specialist who tried several different treatment methods to alleviate her back pain. After physical therapy, medications and injections proved unsuccessful, the plaintiff agreed to lumbar surgery. Following surgery the plaintiff's condition improved.
The Plaintiff retained Attorney Richard Gallone from The Law Offices of Brian Cunha & Associates to represent her in the case. From the outset the biggest hurdle was to prove to the insurer that the Plaintiff's injuries were related to this minor accident with little or no property damage to the vehicles. The Law Firm of Brian Cunha & Associates secured medical experts who opined that the injuries claimed were indeed related to the accident. After extensive litigation, the defendant driver's automobile insurance company agreed to pay its $100,000 bodily injury policy limit to our client.
Following this recovery, Brian Cunha & Associates pursued a claim for additional compensation for its client under the Underinsured Motorist provisions in her own automobile insurance policy. After many negotiations, Richard Gallone, attorney for Brian Cunha & Associates, convinced his client's automobile insurance company to pay their $100,000 underinsured policy limit, so our client received an additional $100,000 recovery.
The Law Offices of Brian Cunha & Associates specializes in personal injury cases and represents clients from all over New England including Southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island with three offices conveniently located in East Providence, Rhode Island, Fall River, Massachusetts and New Bedford, Massachusetts. If you or someone you know has been injured in an auto accident, call the Law Offices of Brian Cunha & Associates at toll-free 800-322-8300, or email [email protected].
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