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Charlotte Attorney Secures $1.4 Million Settlement for Cyclist Injured in Head-On Collision with Automobile

Herbert Auger, veteran personal injury attorney, obtains substantial cash settlement for client who suffered major injuries when struck by SUV

Charlotte, N.C. (Lexis Nexis) March 1, 2010 -- Highly regarded Charlotte attorneys Herbert W. Auger and Arlene Auger, of the Auger & Auger law firm, have obtained a $1.4 million personal injury settlement for a client who sustained devastating injuries in a bicycle/car accident that occurred in 2008.

The names of the parties and certain facts of the incident were made confidential as part of the mediated settlement.

The Augers' client, a middle age man, was cycling with a friend on a two-lane road when the driver of an SUV made a sudden left turn from the opposite lane of travel and directly into the cyclist lane of travel causing a head on collision. The client suffered major injuries, including: head injury with bleeding on the brain; compound fractures of the cervical spine with nerve root impingement, requiring surgery to fuse the discs; and injury to the right thumb requiring surgery to re-attach the ulnar ligament.

Herbert Auger, a respected auto accident and personal injury attorney, filed a claim against the driver of the vehicle's auto insurance carrier and the driver's excess or umbrella carrier. Auger ultimately negotiated a settlement at mediation of $1.4 million to compensate his client for his injuries. The first $300,000 of the settlement was paid by the driver's primary auto insurance carrier. The remaining $1.1 million was paid by the umbrella carrier.

"I'm very gratified by the outcome of this case and delighted that we were able to secure a fair cash settlement for our client, who was the victim of an accident caused by someone else's negligence," said Herbert W. Auger, founding partner of Auger & Auger, a leading personal injury law firm based in Charlotte.

Auger & Auger's practice is focused on personal injury litigation has more than 20 years of experience in this niche. The firm's lawyers meet with each client and carefully explain the steps they need to protect themselves and any loved ones who have personal injuries. Auger & Auger offers free initial consultations to North Carolina personal injury victims. The firm has three offices in Charlotte and North Carolina to help serve Charlotte and the surrounding areas.

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