Illegal U-Turn results in collision – $575,000
Dunnion Law was contacted shortly after a single father had been seriously injured by a teenage driver on 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 come off as well. 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 and was ultimately diagnosed with stretched tendons in neck; ligament damage; concussion with headaches, nausea, dizziness and blurred vision; 6-7 staples to back of head; 5 stitches to R side of nose; 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 Dunnion Law, 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 Dunnion Law, a settlement of $575,000.00 was reached for the young single father who was simply out riding his motorcycle.