It makes sense to have Underinsured Motorist Coverage (UIM) as illustrated in the case of a recent client of the firm who was able to recover more after being involved in two motorcycle accidents.
A $215,000 settlement made to a motorcyclist who I represented along with my colleague Jim Hurley, was reported in Virginia Lawyers Weekly.
The motorcyclist was riding his bike on Interstate 264 West near the Tidewater Drive exit in Norfolk when a driver made a lane change and knocked him and his passenger off the road.
After staying for a week in Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, he returned to his home in North Carolina. He received follow-up care which included injections for a shoulder injury at the Durham Veteran’s Administration. He was back on his motorcycle within two months of the crash, when he was involved in a second wreck.
Virginia Lawyers Weekly reported the driver’s liability insurance company tendered its minimum Virginia limits and the plaintiff was able to recover additional funds from his UIM insurance issued in North Carolina.
All cases are different and we cannot guarantee the same result in your case, although we will do everything in our power to achieve the settlement or verdict that you deserve.
Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers recently produced the Top Twenty Tips for Car, Truck or Motorcycle Accidents. Remember to obtain the proper medical treatment in a timely manner. If you wait too long, an adjustor may claim your “gaps” in treatment mean you were not hurt. Call our experienced Virginia motorcycle accident lawyers at 757.455.0077 or see CooperHurley.com.