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In March of 2012, Tom Costello was able to obtain a dismissal, with prejudice, for the firm's client in a catastrophic injury case.


In March of 2012, Tom Costello was able to obtain a dismissal, with prejudice, for the firm's client in a catastrophic injury case.

The matter involved a motor vehicle versus motorcycle accident, in which the Plaintiff was claiming medical specials in excess of $200,000.00. The firm's client was entitled to a significant set off as a result of their insurer's liquidation, and the same required Plaintiff to proceed against their own auto insurer with a UM claim. The Plaintiff's UM limits were $100,000, and given the high specials and the emotion behind Plaintiff's claims, Plaintiff's counsel initially vowed to continue to pursue the matter against BV&H's client, notwithstanding the set offs. Ultimately, Tom was able to work with Plaintiff's counsel to temper the emotions of the matter, and secured an agreement whereby Plaintiff simply pursued their UM claim against their own insurer and Tom was able to enter an agreed dismissal, with prejudice, as to the suit against the firm's client.