Cyclist v. Own Insurance Carrier 2010
Cynthia Newton obtained a settlement for the underinsured policy limits ($300,000/USAA) on behalf of a 60-year-old health insurance company executive who was struck by a piece of plywood as he cycled along Highway 30 near Portland. The plywood fell from a small pick up truck whose driver carried an Oregon minimal limits ($25,000/$50,000) liability policy. The cyclist’s injuries included a mild traumatic brain injury, as well as fractured pelvis and collarbone. The limits were paid, in addition to the full medical and time loss PIP benefits of the underinsured driver’s and the cyclist’s policies. Full benefits were paid prior to the formal arbitration hearing.