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Brian R Cunha

Car accident Attorney at Fall River, MA

5.0   7 reviews
  • State Years
    Rhode Island - RI 34 years
    Massachusetts - MA 46 years
  • Licensed for 34 years
    State RI
    Acquired 1989
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 46 years
    State MA
    Acquired 1977
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Brian

Learn Brian’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Car accident
    We have handles thousands of car accident cases. We know how the insurance companies and the courts look at specific cases. Our experience will help you win your case.

    40 years, 3,542 cases

  2. Personal injury
    We handle all types of motor vehicle accidents including people injured in car, truck and motorcycle accidents.

    46 years, 2,800 cases

  3. Workers compensation
    Help people injured at work recover the funds so they can get their life back on track.

    37 years, 800 cases

  4. Medical malpractice
    We represent patients that have been injured by doctors, dentists or hospitals. We have the tenacity and experience to win complicated medical malpractice cases

    30 years, 109 cases

  5. Nursing home abuse and neglect
    Negligence is much more common in nursing homes than we would like to think it is. Whether a loved one has been injured from negligence, a prescription mix up or other issue our law firm will review your case for free.

    40 years, 33 cases

  6. Animal and dog bites
    There is no situation where it is legal for a dog to bite a person. If you have been injured by a dog or animal bite protected your rights and get compensated for your medical bills and any scarring you have suffered. 100% Free Consultation.

    40 years, 21 cases

  7. Birth injury
    If a preventable mistake has happened in a pregnancy or birth you have a right to consult an attorney. We have the experience and expertise to review your case. All consultations are free. Call to talk to an attorney today.

    40 years, 16 cases

  8. Brain injury
    The long term impacts of a brain injury can hamper a person's ability to work and sometimes care for themselves. If you suspect the injury is the result of a mistake and negligence call to get free legal advice.

    40 years, 12 cases

  9. Defective and dangerous products
    Some companies have products they know are dangerous and some companies do not test their products adequately. When you have been injured by a defective product you can protect your rights by calling our firm for a 100% free consultation.

    40 years, 46 cases

  10. Mesothelioma and asbestos
    The life shortening impacts of inhaling Asbestos are well documented. We can get compensation for you if you have suffered from Mesothelioma & Asbestos. We have a track record of success. Call for a free consultation.

    40 years, 8 cases

  11. Motorcycle accident
    Because of the severity of motorcycle accidents unless the motorcycle driver was 100% at fault, it is vital to have an attorney review the circumstances of the accident. Call for a free consultation.

    40 years, 12 cases

  12. Slip and fall accident
    Falling because a property owner did not correct a defect they knew existed is covered by the law. We will review your case for free and provide our expert legal advice about your specific case.

    40 years, 44 cases

  13. Spinal cord injury
    Construction accidents and car accidents can result in a spinal cord injury. Find out if you can be compensated for your injury because of another's negligence. All consultations with an experienced attorney are free.

    40 years, 18 cases

  14. Trucking accident
    Being involved in an accident with a truck can result in serious injury. We have successfully brought many truck accident cases to winning verdicts and successful settlements.

    40 years, 27 cases

  15. Wrongful death
    It is vital to have an attorney with experience review the circumstances and medical records if you suspect a person has died because of negligence. All consultations with an attorney are free.

    40 years, 23 cases

Brian Cunha, with a law office in Fall River, has performed a wide variety of different roles in his career. No matter the role, the main thrust of his professional life has come from being a lawyer fighting for victims against insurance companies. 

Over the last 35 years, Brian Cunha has become a highly regarded personal injury trial attorney. He is recognized as an authority on personal injury law. His results are outstanding having won or settled cases worth over $200 million. 

His clients come from Massachusetts and Rhode Island and all the way from North Carolina. His cases include car accident cases, and class actions against the manufacturers of Vioxx, Phen-fen and the Dalkon Shield and Medtronic Pacemakers, Baycol. Additionally, Attorney Cunha has represented the clients in several well known cases, including the R.I. Station Fire as well as the MTBE Drinking Water Litigation in Rhode Island.

Brian Cunha earned a Bachelors degree from Boston College in 1971. After college he worked as a high school math teacher while attending an MBA program at Boston College. 

In 1974 Mr. Cunha was accepted into law school. While Mr. Cunha attended Suffolk Law School, he was chairman of Newbury College’s marketing department. In 1976, he graduated law school and gained admissions into the bar in 1977. To start off with, he worked in Fall River, Massachusetts in a partnership with two other attorneys working on civil and criminal cases. In 1986, he opened his own practice with offices in Fall River, Rhode Island, and New Bedford. 

He has been recognized by Lawyers Weekly, making it to their annual survey of top verdicts and settlements for Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Mr. Cunha is often featured in the national press, which recognizes his successful representation of his clients’ cases. More recently, he has made contributions in the form of articles in major newspapers, writing on protecting injured persons’ rights. He is a frequent guest on television shows include news broadcasts, The Rhode Show and local news casts. 

He is a member of the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys, the Boston Bar Association, the Massachusetts Bar Association and the Rhode Island Bar Association. He is also on the Rhode Island Trial Lawyers Association’s board of governors. He works to protects plaintiffs’ rights, especially regarding personal injury legislation relating to personal injury law in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Attorney Cunha has been on the board of directors of the Brain Injury Foundation’s Rhode Island Chapter, is a fellow of the Massachusetts Bar Foundation, an honor enjoyed by only 2% of trial lawyers. 

For almost twenty-five years, he’s provided a total in excess of $ 100,000 in annual college scholarship awards for deserving high school students in East Providence and Fall River. In addition, he’s donated to the City of Fall River an original Felix de Weldon Iwo Jima Memorial statue. 


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Posted by Diane | April 24, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Thank you
Attorney Sharon Sybel represented me after a car accident. She put me at ease with her confidence and ability, guiding me through the process of what otherwise was a very unfortunate incident. Im grateful for her service and I was pleasantly surprised by the outcome.
Posted by anonymous | March 10, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend
I was involved a car accident and retained Brian Cunha & Associates’ East Providence, RI office. Every time I called, Rose was always more than willing to put what she was working on to assist me right away. You can tell she enjoys her job. My attorney was Karen and she was also good. I didn’t speak with her too often, but when I did she was always extremely friendly.
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Posted by anonymous | February 20, 2019
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Thank You!
Thanks to Karen Alegria for being able to help me with my case. She did a great job and I highly recommend her
Posted by Trey | January 10, 2019
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Truck ran stop sign.
A delivery truck on North Main missed a stop sign and plowed in the passenger side of my Toyota I was the only one in the car, but my whole body got snapped and my neck took the worse of it. This law office was awesome. They handled everything from the medical bills to dealing with the insurance company and helping me get the accident report. After rejecting two low offers from the insurance company and Brian threatening litigation they made an settlement offer I was happy with. Brian, thank you for your perseverance!
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Posted by Jesse | October 28, 2018
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Successful in getting insurance company to pay
I was injured as a passenger in a car accident and all I got was the run around from the insurance company. "Send this document, send that document, we didn't receive it, send it again." I finally realized their plan was to never pay me! I hired Brian Cunha and in half the time I had spend running like a rat on a wheel he handed me a check for a lot more that I would have settled for with the insurance company. Thanks Brian!
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Posted by Tim | July 10, 2018
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Bike Accident
I was hit by a delivery truck by a driver that was probably texting because he had drifted over the yellow line. Luckily for me the car behind the truck saw the whole thing and gave a statement to the police. I have a relative that used Brian Cunha for an accident they got hurt in and they said this lawyer knew his stuff. I did the free consultation and the attorney explained how the process of filing a claim works and basically told me how his office would handle the claim. I went with him and it was a good experience. There were no mess ups and they kept me informed of what was happening with the case. Brian did ask some questions that the police officer did not include in his report. He also followed up with the witness to get some additional information about my condition after the accident and the condition of the bike. This additional info turned out the really help me get a fair settlement. The staff was helpful and when I had a question for the attorney I got a call right back. I would use them again, but I hope I don't have to!
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Posted by Jenn | June 18, 2018
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His experience made the difference
My car accident in Fall River was not black and white. The kid that hit me made up a story about the accident that put me at fault, even though I had been rear ended! The police report did not attribute all the blame on the accident to him. Attorney Cunha's team was able to use the photographs of the accident to show that the other driver was 100% at fault. Because of their tenacity in getting the photos and being able to recreate what happened my settlement from the insurance company was 50% more than it would have been. Result count, and an experienced attorney is key!
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AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founder
  • Law Offices of Brian Cunha & Associates
  • 1986 - Present


  • Suffolk University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1976
  • Boston College
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1971


  • Rhode Island Trial Lawyers Association
  • Board of Governors
  • 2015 - Present
  • National Trial Lawyers Top 100
  • Fellow
  • 2014 - Present
  • Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Rhode Island Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1979 - Present
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1977 - Present
  • Boston Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1977 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Excellent Rating
  • AVVO
  • 2018
  • A+
  • Better Business Bureau
  • 2018
  • Client Rating - 100% recommended
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Top 100
  • National Trial Lawyers Top 100
  • 2014
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Speaking Engagements

Attorney endorsements

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Given (2)
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Animal and dog bites Attorney | Oct 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Brian R. Cunha has been practicing law successfully for more than 41 years. He has a proven track record of success. I would highly recommend his services."
Car accident Attorney | Oct 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Car accident Attorney | Jul 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Car accident Attorney | Jun 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Car accident Attorney | Jun 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Brian Cunha in Fall River knows how to win car accident cases that stump other lawyers."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse Brian."
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Fall River Car accident Lawyer Brian R Cunha
Brian R Cunha
Car accident Attorney
Fall River, MA
Licensed for 46 years
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