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“We’ve always done better at trial when they don’t settle, and this case was worth more than they settled for,” Ben Brodhead said. “USAA knows this and decided it was in their best interests to get it resolved.” (Photo: Shutterstock)

The mother of a man from Liberty County, Georgia, who was fatally injured on Christmas Day 2018 while riding the bicycle he’d been given the day before, has settled her wrongful death claim for $7.5 million with the defendant driver’s insurer, USAA.

Erik Konig of Hinesville in southeast Georgia had “fallen on hard times” and was unemployed with no fixed address or means of transportation, said Atlanta-based Brodhead Law principal Ben Brodhead.

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