"IOUs" on a Bike Crash Case Settlement or Verdict

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his federal government job. The bicycle rider sustained severe orthopedic injuries. The Department of Labor paid for his medical bills and lost wages as the result of the broken bones. When it came time to settle the case with the unsafe driver who had been convicted in Traffic Court, the labor Department wanted their “IOU” paid.

The ABRAMS LANDAU bike crash injury team used the Federal work sheet to calculate the payment to the government. Our client was not out of pocket any money for medical care, prescription medication or his several surgeries. The negligent driver’s insurance company paid for the smashed bike (see photo) and other “property damage” losses separately from the “bodily injury claim.” He is also able to seek future workers compensation benefits for his permanent injuries. “Bicycling Barrister” Doug Landau is pleased to report the biker is back to work and getting back into shape ! If you or someone you know or care for has been injured as the result of a car, truck, bicycle or motorcycle crash and there are questions about what laws apply, e-mail or call us at ABRAMS LANDAU, Ltd. (703-796-9555) at once.

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