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Bicyclist Injured By Uninsured Motorist Frustrated By Insurance Company

Bicyclist Injured By Uninsured Motorist Frustrated By Insurance Company

Posted By The Dunnion Law Firm || 29-Jun-2012

A 75 year old retired man would take frequent bicycle rides along with regular attendance at the local gym to keep in shape. And, he was in unbelievable shape until an early bicycle ride in July of 2008 changed all that. The retired gentleman was returning home from his ride and only had a few blocks left when a young woman passed him and then turned directly in front of him to go into a drive way. The bicyclist was unable to stop and struck the front of the woman’s car throwing him to the ground. Due to his age he had issue with his joints that were aggravated by the fall. He went to multiple doctors and even had a surgery. He presented his claim to the woman’s insurance company who advised him that she was insolvent and her policy had lapsed. Though upset he did have his own uninsured motorist coverage that he had been paying for years. When the claim was presented the night mare of that July day intensified. His own insurance carrier refused to pay his bills declaring that he was not hurt in the accident. "He was just old and all of his injury was related to the aging process." Frustrated the retired bicyclist turned to The Dunnion Law Firm for help. The hired experts and took video depositions that were sent to his insurance company. Their response was to hire a doctor to support their position that the injury was not related to the accident. Notwithstanding this defense and faced with pressure from The Dunnion attorneys the offered $38,000.00. The Dunnion attorneys counseled the elderly gentleman to reject the offer and took the case to mediation where he was able to finally settle his claim for $80,000.00.