Monday, May 17, 2010

Bicycle Accident Claim Successfully Resolved In Case Against Uninsured Motorist

Today we successfully resolved a personal injury case arising from a bicycle accident that occurred in October, 2009 on West Montrose Avenue, near Homer Park, in Chicago. Our client was riding his bike along the right side of Montrose when a left turning motorist struck him. We were able to track down a witness who explained that the driver was completely at fault for the incident. Though the driver was uninsured we were able to secure a settlement by making a claim under the uninsured motorist coverage of our client's own auto policy.

Our client's medical bills were initially paid by his health insurance provider. However, because settlement was procured not from a third party, i.e. the driver, but instead from our client's own coverage, no right of subrogation or reimbursement could be asserted, maximizing our client's recovery.

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