UIM Carriers Settle with Injuried Motorcyclist

The plaintiff, a 22-year-old student at a local university was traveling on his motorcycle on December 10th, 2009. The defendant driver attempted a left turn at an intersection in front of the plaintiff's oncoming motorcycle. The plaintiff was knocked off his bike. The defendant's insurer tendered policy limits to the plaintiff in advance of his settlement. The plaintiff descovered that each of his parents, who are divorced, carried underinsured motorist coverage to which the plaintiff was entitled.

The students alleged injuries were tibial plateau fracture in his left knee, fractured left femur, left-sided neck fracture, and multiple nasal bone fractures. The plaintiff required two surgeries on his left leg, which included the insertion of pins, metal rods and screws. The plaintiff was able to walk without a limp, but had a slow gait as well as some limitations with certain activities. He also complained of intermittent pain in the leg. The plaintiff claimed $231,891 in medicals.

The verdict was given on March 1st, 2010 in the amount of $550,000.
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