Abrahamson & Uiterwyk Secures $11.1 MILLION for Injured Motorcyclist
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On August 11, 2011, Abrahamson & Uiterwyk obtained a $11,100,000 verdict for a brain injury victim who was struck on his motor scooter by another vehicle.
Our firm’s recent jury verdict illustrates the importance of drivers being diligent in watching out for motorcyclists. Our client was riding his motor scooter on the Melbourne Causeway (US 192) when he was rear ended by the at-fault driver. He sustained a traumatic brain injury resulting in severe brain damage. He had over $800,000 in medical bills and had significant limitations as a result of the brain injury. We took the case to trial.
On the evening of August 11, 2011, a Brevard County jury rendered a verdict in favor of our client for just under $15 million dollars. The jury found that our client was 25% comparatively negligent for not wearing a helmet. Thus, the net verdict was over $11.1 million dollars.
We were able to collect the entire insurance proceeds. We are currently pursuing a “bad faith” claim against the insurance company attempting to collect the judgment amount which is in excess of their insurance policy. We hope that this verdict will eventually enable our client to receive the medical treatment and continual care which he needs for the duration of his life.