$210,000 Settlement (Tortfeasor and UIM Recoveries)

A motorcyle police officer was severely injured when another vehicle took an improper u-turn directly in front of the path he was traveling. The police officer was in the course of performing his duties at the time of the accident. He sustained significant injuries including: an open right tibial shaft fracture; a 2 cm laceration caused by the projection of tibial bone through the skin; and injuries to the chest, pelvis, right leg, and right hand. The officer’s right leg fracture required immediate surgery and placement of a rod and several screws. Total losses resulted in over $75,000 in medical bills and lost wages. Our office settled very quickly with the at-fault party for his policy limits and then recovered an additional $185,000 from under-insured motorist coverage.