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Porterville Teenager on Dirt Bike is Hit By Pick-up Truck and Faulted for Accident, But Dunnion Obtains $50,000 Settlement for H

Porterville Teenager on Dirt Bike is Hit By Pick-up Truck and Faulted for Accident, But Dunnion Obtains $50,000 Settlement for Him

Posted By The Dunnion Law Firm || 28-Sep-2016

A 16 year-old teenager from Porterville was riding his dirt bike with his brothers in a drainage canal along the highway. As most teenagers do, he acted a bit recklessly on his dirt bike. Believing that an approaching pick-up truck was far enough away, he sped across the highway. Unfortunately, the truck was driving faster than the teenager perceived from where he was on the side of the road. The teenager broadsided the truck and he was crushed under its tires and under the trailer it was pulling. That teenager fractured multiple bones including his pelvis and he was hospitalized for a few days. He suffered in his High School for a year, totally dependent on a wheelchair. But despite knowing that the police faulted him for the accident and that the other driver’s insurance company was denying any responsibility, he contacted The Dunnion Law Firm to help him with his case. The Dunnion Law Firm obtained an accident reconstruction and presented the strongest liability arguments against the pick-up truck driver to the insurance company. A lawsuit was filed to show the seriousness of the teenager’s claim. This pressure and a desire to stay out of court compelled the insurance company to offer the limits of the insurance policy, $50,000.00. As a bonus, Dunnion also forced the insurance company to pay a small settlement to each of the teenager’s brothers who saw their sibling get hit and run over. This teenager is now readying for college and will use his settlement funds towards his education and bettering himself. The Dunnion Law Firm will take any case even when all the odds are against proving liability in court.