Motorist strikes cyclist, breaking wrist, thumb, clavicle; $225,000 settlement with 2 insurance companies

In a recent case handled by my friend and skilled masters soccer player George Albiston, the Plaintiff was riding a motorcycle when he was struck by the defendant and knocked from the motorcycle. He suffered a fractured clavicle, wrist and thumb. After extensive care, and $57,000 in special damages, the Tidewater area cyclist made a good recovery from most of his injuries. The injured biker was left with some limitation of flexion in his wrist and some restricted motion in his thumb. Total coverage was $250,000 with the liability carrier, AIG, having $25,000 and the underinsured motorist carrier, Liberty Mutual, having $250,000. Experts for the Plaintiff and those hired to testify by the insurance defense lawyer differed on the nature and extent of the restriction in motion and permanence of any injury. This Chesapeake Circuit Court case result was reported last week in Virginia Lawyers Weekly

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