Charles County Fatal Car Accident Lawyer

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.

Family recovers 25 times more due to Insurance Company Error

Family Prevails in Insurance Coverage Dispute

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.


Client in a Charles County Wrongful Death Case

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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Patterson Law takes pride with every client that recovers. Recovery is more than the settlements and verdicts obtained for our clients. Each and every one of these clients had been shepherded through a process where powerful insurance companies fought to defeat or minimize their claims. Each result represents a client’s dignity being affirmed.

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The Bowie wrongful death car accident lawyers at Patterson Law serve clients in Prince George's, Montgomery, Calvert, Charles, St. Mary's, Howard, Anne Arundel, Queen Anne's and Baltimore Counties. Our clients are from Silver Spring, Upper Marlboro, Bowie, Forestville, Prince Frederick, Leonardtown, Annapolis, Edgewater, Rockville, Mayo, Bethesda, Germantown, Olney, Beltsville, Deale, Bethesda, Severna Park, Largo, Landover, Oxon Hill, La Plata, Waldorf, Crofton, Columbia and Riverdale.

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George and Maria Patterson have both been selected to the Top 100 Civil Trial Lawyers for Maryland by the National Trial Lawyers.

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If a loved one has been involved in a fatal truck accident or car accident please contact wrongful death lawyer George Patterson for a free consultation. Waldorf, car accident lawyer, George Patterson has handled dozens of wrongful death cases and will make arrangements to meet with family members at their homes and on weekends and evenings. George Patterson may be reached at the office number of 301-383-1522 or after hours or on weekends at 240-893-7474. Attorney, George Patterson has discovered mistakes by insurance companies that have resulted in his clients obtaining greater insurance coverage than that originally disclosed by the insurance company.Each case is different.  Past records are no assurance that our lawyers will be successful in reaching a favorable result in any future case.

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