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Union City Bookkeeper Injured in Motorcycle Accident Partly Blamed for The Accident Obtains $250,000

Union City Bookkeeper Injured in Motorcycle Accident Partly Blamed for The Accident Obtains $250,000

Posted By DLF || 29-Oct-2015

A 56 year old bookkeeper from Union City was a passenger on a motorcycle driven by her friend. They were only a few blocks from home, out to enjoy a sunset drive on a late December evening. As is often the case, an accident occurred close to home, and this bookkeeper was seriously injured. The at-fault driver in this accident also lived in the neighborhood and had been turning left into his driveway, directly in the motorcyclist’s path. The collision between the Harley-Davidson motorcycle and the Mercedes Benz sedan was unavoidable. The bookkeeper sustained a nondisplaced compression fracture to her lumbar spine, along with a partial tear to her rotator cuff in her shoulder. From that date forward, nothing would ever be the same for this bookkeeper. Once a fit and active woman who worked out every week since her teens, this bookkeeper was never able to return to the gym. She could no longer run, hike, bike or exercise. These injuries required more extensive medical care, but the insurance company for the at-fault driver denied full responsibility for the injuries and blamed this woman’s friend for contributing to the accident by speeding. This meant that the insurance company was apportioning blame to the bookkeeper. Feeling that she was being treated unfairly, the woman then hired The Dunnion Law Firm to take on this liability battle. Dunnion quickly went to work and reconstructed the accident. Dunnion also had their client be evaluated by top medical experts, who opined that multiple future surgeries were needed, including an arthroscopic shoulder surgery and a cervical fusion. The insurance company was now faced with a strong liability argument and expert opinions about this bookkeeper’s medical condition. The insurance company tendered the at-fault driver’s $250,000 insurance policy to Dunnion. This Union City bookkeeper accepted the offer and can now proceed with her surgeries. She can also now try to get back to how her life was before the accident.