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Inattentive Cell Phone User Causes Accident Which Results in $575,000 Settlement for Motorcycle Rider

Inattentive Cell Phone User Causes Accident Which Results in $575,000 Settlement for Motorcycle Rider

Posted By The Dunnion Law Firm || 4-Feb-2011

The Dunnion Law Firm was contacted shortly after a single father had been seriously injured by an inattentive teenage driver using her cell phone. The man had been riding his motorcycle at a leisurely pace when suddenly a young girl pulled directly out in front of him from the curb to make a u-turn in the middle of the street. The man tried to take evasive action to his left but the other party never saw him until the two vehicles collided. The motorcycle rider was thrown from his bike, striking the pavement and causing his helmet to be torn from his head.

He was unsure as to how long he was unconscious. Initially he could not see out of his left eye. He had 6-7 staples to the back of his head, 5 stitches to the right side of his nose and was ultimately diagnosed with stretched tendons in his neck; ligament damage; concussion with headaches, nausea, dizziness and blurred vision; abrasions to left side of nose, upper right cheek, lower forehead, left shoulder, right ankle, both knees, right wrist and elbow, and toes on the right foot, and swelling to the right knee.

Initially, the young girls insurance, Nationwide Agribusiness discounted the significance of his injury. However, after multiple arguments and excellent preparation on behalf of The Dunnion Law Firm, Nationwide Agribusiness was forced to recognize the severity and long-lasting effects of their insured’s negligence and inexperience. Due to the pressure and momentum of The Dunnion Law Firm, a settlement of $575,000.00 was reached for the young single father who was simply out riding his motorcycle.