Paul Barden Obtains Settlement Requiring Carrier to Pay Nearly Double the Amount of Available Insurance Coverage
May 1, 2015
After refusing to accept a series of nominal offers from the defendant’s insurance carrier, Paul Barden obtained a jury verdict well in excess of the defendant’s policy limits in favor of our 31-year old client, who suffered a fractured collarbone and “winging” scapula in a motorcycle vs. motor vehicle accident. Following trial, the insurance carrier agreed to pay the plaintiff nearly twice the defendant’s policy limits in order to avoid a “bad faith” claim.
Mr. Barden is a partner in the firm’s litigation department where he represents clients seriously injured due to the negligence or misconduct of others. Mr. Barden also represents physicians and other licensed health care professionals in disciplinary matters before the Office of Professional Discipline and the Office of Professional Medical Conduct. His passion for medical-legal cases arose during his service with the Army Claims Service. Paul was responsible for supervising and adjudicating hundreds of medical malpractice and other injury claims filed against the Army through eight different claims offices covering four states in the southwestern United States. He received extensive training in the investigation and analysis of tort claims as well as the evaluation of injuries. The culmination of this training was attendance at a month long training course in a military health facility where he observed a variety of medical procedures and received classroom instruction by physicians from nearly every major medical specialty.
The personal injury trial lawyers of McConville, Considine, Cooman & Morin PC handle a full range of serious personal injury cases, and we invite you to visit one of our practice area pages by clicking the links above. People who suffer serious personal injuries often need the services of attorneys who have a depth of expertise in other areas, and not just a firm that specializes "exclusively in personal injury litigation"—as many of the current advertisements boast. Serious injuries often result in major changes in personal circumstances and present a host of legal issues such as employment problems, disruption of a business, financial crisis including the need for tax planning or bankruptcy, as well as life care, retraining, and estate planning issues. At McConville, Considine, our personal injury clients have access not just to the trial lawyers, but to the firm's business, personal, estate and financial planning attorneys whose insights and expertise are so valuable in these circumstances.
If you or someone you know has suffered a serious personal injury, we encourage you to contact us. You may fill out our contact form on our contact us page, or you may call the firm and ask to speak with Paul Barden, Kevin Cooman, Peter Weishaar, or Peter Gregory.