Fall River, Ma (PRWEB) August 03, 2012
The Fall River Auto Accident Attorneys at d’Oliveira & Associates recently recovered a $50,000 settlement for one of their clients. According to the case file FR-11528 their client was injured when her vehicle was struck in the rear end while slowing down to exit from the highway in New Bedford, MA.
Furthermore, the case file FR-11528 stated that the client initially reported mild injuries, and was treated and released from a local hospital. She was later discovered to have received an injury to her shoulder because of the accident. The shoulder injury required surgery and resulted in the client developing a scar.
The case file FR-11528 also stated that the settlement was in the amount of $50,000 and was paid by the other driver’s insurance company after a period of negotiation with a Fall River auto accident attorney with d’Oliveira & Associates.
According to statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and available through their website at http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/, rear-end collisions are among the most common types of auto accidents that occur each year. Rear-end collisions also account for 30% of injuries to drivers involved in all kinds of accidents. According to the same set of statistics, 29.7% of the property damage caused by accidents also comes from accidents in which one car strikes the rear end of another.
The NHTSA has also conducted a rear end crash prevention research program that issued a report in 2005. The report addressed some of the methods used to avoid rear-end accidents. Among these methods were last-second steering and last-second breaking techniques. It was found that drivers do not break or swerve immediately upon encountering a situation that could lead to a rear-end accident.
About d’Oliveira & Associates Auto Accident Attorneys: d’Oliveira & Associates is a Rhode Island and Massachusetts law firm that focuses on personal injury cases, including auto accidents, slip and falls, dog bites as well as 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.