Motorcycle Accident Case Settles 24 Hours After The Accident For $150,000
Author: Attorney Daniel Villalobos
Client Is Struck On His Motorcycle
Our client, a current member of the United States Navy, was riding his motorcycle (with his helmet on of course) on Interstate 95 in Miami, Florida. Suddenly and without warning a pickup truck switched lanes and struck our client causing him to lose control and fall off of his motorcycle at speeds in excess of 60 m.p.h. Fortunately our client had on a lot of padded clothing and so he did not sustain heavy road rash. The helmet also protected his head from serious injuries. However the impact with the pavement did cause our client to suffer injuries to his right leg.
Hospital Performs Surgery To The Femur
Immediately after the fall, our client was rushed to Jackson Hospital where he was diagnosed with a fractured femur. The hospital performed immediately surgery placing metal pins and rods in our client’s leg. Our client then was prescribed an intense physical therapy regimen.
Dell and Schaefer Negotiate A Claim
With the kinds of injuries sustained by our client, there was no need for our firm to wait until treatment was over to negotiate a settlement. Our firm signed up the case the same day as the accident. We contacted the insurance company and informed them of the nature of our client’s injuries. Our firm drafted a lawsuit and sent it to the insurance company and told them if they did not tender out their policy limits immediately, our firm would file a lawsuit and seek bad faith damages. The insurance company knew our money was where our mouth was, because they sent a representative to the hospital with the check in hand for $100,000 the very next day. Our firm then filed an underinsured motorist claim with our client’s underinsured motorist carrier for the policy limits of $50,000. The carrier required proof of our client’s injuries to which our firm sent over pictures of our client in the hospital bed. The underinsured motorist carrier then immediately informed our firm of their intent to tender out the policy limits of $50,000.
Our client was absolutely thrilled that our firm was able to win $150,000 the day after the accident. He may have been injured in the leg, but he knew we had his back.
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