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Uninsured Motorcyclist Settles Claim for $500,000.00

Uninsured Motorcyclist Settles Claim for $500,000.00

Posted By The Dunnion Law Firm || 11-Apr-2012

It was a bright, sunny April morning when a 45 year old heavy equipment mechanic who was recovering from an industrial injury, decided to take his girl friend for a short ride on his Harley. He had been off work for sometime due to the industrial injury and consequently did not register or insure the motorcycle that was essentially stored. It was just going to be a short ride on this pleasant day. It could not have been a more perfect day. The fired up the Harley rode out and gassed it up. The had just purchase fuel and were going to cruise back home. As they entered the highway everything changed. The young woman passenger saw a vehicle approaching fast from the rear. She yelled "watch out". The Harley Road King jerked to the right. They were struck on the right rear and sent flying toward the shoulder of the road. The SUV that had struck them went to the left. Because this is just going to be a short ride on a sunny day neither the driver or passenger of motorcycle were "geared up" for the ride. The woman sustained scars to her lower legs; the man sustained a fractured right tibia that required surgery. The insult to the injury was that the driver of the SUV blamed the motorcycle rider claim he was going slow and swerved in front of her SUV. Faced with bleak prospects and no way to pay their medical bills the couple hired The Dunnion Law firm. Immediately, the attorneys hired an expert in accident reconstruction who was able to prove that the swerving of the motorcycle was in fact an avoidance maneuver and not negligent riding as claimed by the SUV driver. When presented with this evidence along with medical reports presented by The Dunnion law firm, the insurance company for the SUV driver decided to settle rather than fight. The insurance carrier offered a structured settlement that had a value in excess of $500,000.00 to resolve the claims that had initially been denied.

Categories: Motorcycle Accident