A Fresno man was taking a leisurely ride on his Harley Davidson motorcycle
in Fresno when another vehicle was in too much of a hurry and pulled from
a church parking lot directly in the path of the motorcyle. It seemed
straightforward, the man driving the car admitting to pulling out in front
of the motorcycle, the police officer found the man driving the car at
fault, and the man on the motorcycle figured the man’s insurance
company would pay for his motorcycle and medical bills no problem. He
figured the man had good insurance, right?
No so much. The insurance company tried to blame the motorcycle, claiming
he was obviously going to fast for conditions, even though he was riding
more than 5 miles per hour under the speed limit. The insurance company
tried to blame the motorcycle saying the many pulling out of the parking
lot was not at fault because cars stopping to turn into the church parking
lot were blocking his view of the motorcycle. Those "good hands"
blamed everyone in the area of the accident, except their insured who
entered the roadway and gave the motorcycle less than two seconds to avoid
the collision with the side of the defendant’s vehicle.
Up to the last day when the insurance company finally offered to pay its
insured’s policy limits, they were still trying to claim the motorcycle
was at fault. The court set the matter for trial and also ordered the
parties to mediation. It was not until then, a court ordered mediation,
when they quit the charade and offered to pay the $250,000.00 policy limit.
The Dunnion Law Firm was not ever going to back down to the insurance carrier’s
obvious attempts to save a couple dollars, at the expense of the claimant
and at the expense of their own insured. Don’t let the insurance
company tell you that you are at fault without talking to someone on your
side, someone willing to fight for you, The Dunnion Law Firm.