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Joe Petka Wins Philadelphia Full Tort Uninsured Motorist Trial

Joe Petka successfully represented a national UM carrier in a Philadelphia jury trial that ended in a defense verdict after just 30 minutes of deliberation. The case involved a full tort off-duty Philadelphia police officer that was rear-ended by an uninsured driver. The 37-year-old mother of three was taken from the accident scene to the […]

Joe Petka Wins Philadelphia UIM Trial

Mr. Petka represented a UIM carrier sued by its insured for UIM benefits. The plaintiff, a 48-year-old SAS Programmer and mother of one, alleged a pinched nerve in her neck after an out-of-control vehicle repeatedly struck her vehicle while she was stopped at a gas station. The plaintiff presented to her family doctor within days […]

UIM Federal Court Jury Trial Defense Verdict For Lori Miller

The plaintiff was involved in a significant accident in which a Geico insured made a left turn into the plaintiff’s vehicle. Both vehicles were declared total losses. Geico tendered their insured’s $100,000 policy limits. Plaintiff filed suit against her own insurance company with a UIM Count for Breach of Contract and also a Bad Faith […]

UIM Arbitration Defense Award in Disc Herniation Case

Joseph Petka obtained a defense award in a Philadelphia County Underinsured Motorist arbitration action in which the third-party carrier had already tendered its $15,000 policy limit in a limited tort case.  The plaintiff had been diagnosed with a cervical disc herniation, which was confirmed by MRI, and she continued to have ongoing daily neck and […]

Defense Verdict in UIM Jury Trial

Matthew Moroney secured a defense verdict at trial in a lawsuit brought against an insurance carrier.  In the underlying claim, the plaintiff settled her claim against the tortfeasor and then sued the auto insurance carrier seeking underinsured motorist benefits pursuant to her insurance policy.  At trial, however, the jury found that the plaintiff’s injuries and […]