$200,000 Settlement For Injured Cyclist
$200,000 Settlement (Policy limits settlement): Our client was riding his bicycle to work one morning as he usually did when he was struck by the Defendant. Luckily, our client was wearing his proper protective clothing including a helmet when he was struck and that helped to limit the seriousness of his injuries. Our office visited the hospital where he was recovering in order to photograph the injuries as well as the protective clothing and helmet he was wearing. This proved to be helpful since the Defendant’s insurance company tried to claim that our client was not wearing the proper gear and darted out in front of the Defendant. Due to our office’s due diligence in the beginning of this case, we had the photographs to prove that neither of the Defendant’s claims were true. Both the bodily injury insurer as well as our client’s underinsured motorist insurer tendered their policy limits of $100,000 each within the time limits allowing our client to heal and go back to riding his bicycle competitively. Injuries: Spine fractures at C8-T1 and L1-L2, rib fractures 1-10, small pneumothorax, small pulmonary contusion, esophageal trauma and left shoulder separation. Damages: Past & future medical care, past lost wages, past & future pain & suffering. DETRA v. DECLERICO.
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