Motorcyclist Receives Large Personal Injury Settlement

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On July 7, 2001, Mr. Bruce Cunningham was involved in a motorcycle accident and was severely injured. Mr. Cunningham hired Grossman Law Offices of Dallas, Texas to pursue an uninsured motorist claim. The Grossman Law Offices were sucessful in obtaining a larege confidential settlement.

On July 7, 2001, at approximately 2:00 p.m., Mr. Bruce Cunningham, of Richardson, TX was riding his 1997 red Suzuki Bandit. Mr. Cunningham was traveling eastbound on Kiest Blvd. when an unknown vehicle sideswiped him causing him to lose control of his motorcycle. Mr. Cunningham was severely injured in the accident. The driver of the unknown vehicle did not stop and there were not witnesses to the accident.

The police report listed as “factors and conditions” contributing to the accident that Mr. Cunningham was driving inattentively and was speeding. The police report did not mention an unknown driver.

Mr. Cunningham was unconscious and suffered a concussion as a result of the accident. Due to the concussion Mr. Cunningham had little or no recollection of what occurred. Since the time of the accident, Mr. Cunningham’s memory slowly improved to the point where he remembered the facts and circumstances of the accident. Mr. Cunningham’s doctors stated that it was not unusual for someone who had suffered a concussion to slowly regain memory.

As a result of the accident, Mr. Cunningham suffered severe injuries including the concussion and a broken tibula. The broken tibula required four separate surgeries to repair. Mr. Cunningham also suffered a severe leg infection as a result of one of the surgeries. The leg infection required months of continuous intravenous treatments.

Mr. Cunningham incurred in excess of $100,000 in medical bills and likely would require walking with a cane for the rest of his life.

GEICO insurance company, which insured Mr. Cunningham for uninsured motorist coverage argued that there may not be coverage, that the accident may have been Mr. Cunningham’s fault pursuant to the police report and that Mr. Cunningham had provided conflicting recorded statements.

Ultimately, in December 2003, the case was settled by the Grossman Law Offices of Dallas, Texas (214) 220-9191, for a large confidential amount.

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