Attorney Jonathan Portner and Paralegal Diane Lazo of Portner & Shure, P.A. recently secured a big victory for a Montgomery County, Maryland bicyclist who was injured in a vehicle accident. Utilizing various forms of insurance coverage, we were able to secure a settlement total of $150,000, as well as minimize a medical lien! This is a great case result that truly showcases what our law firm can achieve when we combine our legal talents and experiences.
Details of the Montgomery County Bicycle Accident Case
Our client was riding his bicycle when a driver cut him off by making a sudden left turn, striking him in the process. The bicyclist’s right foot was crushed between the car and his own bicycle, causing severe injury.
The liable motorist was covered by Progressive Insurance Company, which ultimately agreed to tender a $100,000 policy. Before the agreement was reached, the insurer first had to be shown that our client would need foot surgery, though.
$100,000 was an impressive amount, but it did not fairly represent the extent of his damages and injuries. Next, we turned to underinsured motorist (UIM) coverage provided through USAA. With careful proceedings, Attorney Portner was able to secure an additional $50,000 from the USAA policy, bringing our client’s settlement total to $150,000. But our team did not stop there.
The medical bills were paid by relevant health insurance policies. Yet Tricare noted a medical lien of approximately $84,000. Tapping into her vast background as a paralegal for workers’ compensation and personal injury cases, especially those involving insurance and lien complexities, Paralegal Lazo was able to reduce that lien down to just $33,000 or about $51,000 less. The five-figure difference meant more money could stay with our client in the end.
Portner & Shure – Delivering More
At Portner & Shure, P.A., we take every case we manage to heart. Not only are we dedicated to making our clients feel comfortable and confident as their cases progress, but we are also always looking for creative ways to get the most compensation for them, which is exactly what we did in this recent Montgomery County bicycle accident case. Thinking outside the norm and delivering more than you expect from a personal injury law firm is just what we do on an average day here. Come see what our nationally-recognized team of attorneys, legal assistants, paralegals, and more can all do for you by dialing (855) 954-4141 and setting up a free initial consultation!