LBK Achieves $4.25M Pre-Suit Settlement for Bucks County Motorcycle Accident Victim


Personal Injury attorneys achieve extraordinary result despite COVID-related court closures and trial suspensions

PHILADELPHIA (October 2020) – Personal injury law firm LBK’s aggressive pre-suit strategy resulted in a $4.25 million settlement — plus $100,000 in underinsured motorist benefits — for a client who underwent an amputation following a September 2018 motorcycle accident.

The plaintiff, a 60-year-old retired union carpenter, was operating his motorcycle when the defendant turned his vehicle left at an intersection and entered the plaintiff’s lane, causing him to crash violently into the defendant’s car. The plaintiff sustained serious left-leg injuries that resulted in a below-the-knee amputation.

In achieving this extraordinary result for their client, LBK attorneys Jeffrey Laffey and Brian Lafferty submitted expert reports from renowned amputee expert Dr. Mary Ann Miknevich, certified life care planner Alex Karras, and expert economist Andrew Verzilli to the insurance adjustor.

“We put the cart before the horse to expedite our result, allowing us to bypass a lawsuit. Our aggressive strategy paid off — we settled for every cent of the insurance policy, which was $250,000 primary and $4 million excess,” said Laffey. “I’m especially proud of the ‘day in the life’ video we submitted to the adjustor, which provided a view of our client’s catastrophic and life-changing injuries.”

The pre-suit outcome is especially noteworthy given that LBK secured the settlement despite COVID-related court closures and trial suspensions in Bucks County, which would have been the venue for the lawsuit.

LBK, LLP is a personal injury law firm representing individuals seriously injured due to the negligence of others. The firm represents people who have been catastrophically injured in construction accidents and at work, in auto accidents and as a result of defective products. The Philadelphia lawyers also have a long history of representing sexual assault, sexual abuse and crime victims in civil actions. For more information, go to