60 year old woman on bicycle hit by car and suffers fractured arm

Attorney Jay KanterAuthor: Attorney Jay Kanter

Our client, a 60 year old woman was riding her bike in her quiet Plantation neighborhood when a car turned a corner and struck her, causing her to be thrown to the ground. The police came to the scene before our client was taken by ambulance to a local hospital where she was admitted for 3 days and underwent surgery to repair her fractured arm. The police only interviewed the driver of the car before writing the accident report which indicated that our client on the bike was the cause of the accident. It is important to note that accident reports are often inaccurate and the police do not always interview all witnesses.

Victim retains Dell & Schaefer to seek compensation for her serious injury

Upon retaining Dell & Schaefer, her attorneys inspected the accident scene. It was easy to establish that the car failed to yield to the bicycle and it was the driver’s error which caused this accident. Within 90 days of the accident, the insurer for the vehicle who caused the accident tendered their $100,000.00 policy limit. Our client carried $50,000.00 UM coverage with State Farm and they quickly tendered the policy limit as well. Thankfully, our client had health insurance to cover the cost of her hospitalization and rehabilitation. Although her health insurance is entitled to partial reimbursement for the benefits they paid on behalf of our client, the bills were significantly reduced by the health insurer’s contracts with the medical providers.

Attorneys Dell & Schaefer took care of all legal matters and subrogation issues on behalf of our client, in addition to quickly establishing that liability rested with the driver of the car. As a result, our client was able to obtain substantial compensation for her injuries.

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