05 Apr Virginia: Car Accident – a Lawyer’s Settlement
During April 1-2, 2013, Mr. Waterman resolved a multi-car crash case arising in Portsmouth, Virginia. The “rear-ender” occurred on the Western Freeway near the Town Point Road Exit and involved motorists from Suffolk and Chesapeake and their insurers, USAA and State Farm.
The car crash victim was seen at Sentara Belle Harbour in Suffolk, including by Emergency Physicians of Tidewater and by Suffolk Radiology. Settlement was reached without Mr. Waterman having to file suit, yet was complicated by State Farm.
Mr. Waterman negotiated a settlement with the victim’s UM/UIM insurer, USAA, for coverage of an alleged “phantom” offending motorist; reserving rights to proceed against the identified offending motorist, Cameron Driver, liability insured of State Farm. The State Farm claims adjuster unsuccessfully asserted that settlement payment by USAA alone or, alternatively, State Farm alone settled the entire vehicle collision for both offending drivers.
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