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Charles County Fatal Car Accident claim resulted in $500,000 instead of $20,000 of insurance coverage due to insurance company error.

Attorney George Patterson identified an insurance company failure to obtain required documentation for only $20,000 of underinsured motorist coverage as opposed to $500,000. This resulted in the family of a Charles County man involved in a fatal car accident receiving a $500,000 recovery as opposed to $20,000.

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The wrongful death lawyers at RGPH have handled dozens of wrongful death accident claims. Wrongful death lawyer, George Patterson is a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. These organizations recognize lawyers that have successfully pursued large cases for their clients. Wrongful death claims pose several unique difficulties and the wrongful death lawyers at RGPH have handled such cases on behalf of the surviving families after spending years handling such cases on behalf of several major insurance companies.

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In 2006, Waldorf wrongful death lawyer, George Patterson, recovered $500,000 for the wrongful death of a Port Tobacco resident involved in a car accident between La Plata and Waldorf, in Charles County. The single car accident occurred when a teenage driver lost control of his car and struck a tree. Speed was a factor in the fatal accident. Car accidents with fixed objects such as telephone poles and trees often produce the most serious injuries.

The driver of the car had only $20,000 of insurance coverage. Wrongful death lawyer, George Patterson’s clients had an insurance policy that provided underinsured benefits. The applicable insurance policy had stated benefits of $20,000 for Uninsured Motorist coverage on a $500,000 policy. Waldorf lawyer, George Patterson had spent years as a lawyer handling insurance coverage disputes on behalf of several insurance companies prior to this case. The wrongful death lawyer determined that the insurance agent never obtained a signed waiver for lower uninsured motorist benefits. Maryland law requires that uninsured motorist benefits equal liability coverage limits unless the policyholder signs a waiver agreeing to the reduced coverage. The insurance company was forced to pay $500,000 instead of the limited coverage contained in the policy.

Most Maryland umbrella insurance policies do not provide underinsured motorist protection.

George is an excellent lawyer. He is very knowledgeable concerning the cases he has worked for me and I recommend him to everyone who is looking for an attorney. He is very dedicated to your cause and he has always been very efficient.


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Many families are reluctant to hire a lawyer to handle a wrongful death case with limited insurance coverage because they expect that coverage to be offered. In many cases, additional insurance coverage is obtained.

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If you or a loved one has been involved in a car accident or suffered a serious personal injury due to someone else’s negligence please contact the best personal injury lawyers at Patterson Law. George Patterson has been featured in an article published in the Best Lawyers in America. The “best” injury lawyers may be reached at their Annapolis or Bowie offices at 301-888-4878.

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