Motorcycle Accident Settles For Policy Limits of $100,000

Attorney Daniel VillalobosAuthor: Attorney Daniel Villalobos

Client Gets Into A Motorcycle Accident

Our client, a mid-twenties bartender living in Miami Beach, Florida, was riding his motorcycle on his way to work. While he was en route to his job, suddenly and without warning another driver struck our client causing him to fall off the motorcycle. Fortunately our client was wearing his helmet so he did not sustain any head injuries. However the helmet did not protect our client from suffering internal injuries to his neck, back, and shoulders. Lying flat on his back, the ambulance arrived and had to peel our client off the street and place him onto a stretcher. The ambulance then took our client to Mt. Sinai hospital in Miami Beach, Florida. The hospital diagnosed our client with contusions to the body as well as neck, back, shoulder, and knee sprains.

Client Undergoes Surgery

After our client was released from the hospital he underwent an intense physical therapy regimen. After he failed to respond to conservative treatment our client sought the medical care of a local orthopedic surgeon. The orthopedic surgeon recommended an MRI of the right shoulder. The right shoulder MRI showed a tear. As a result the orthopedic surgeon performed surgery to repair the damage to the shoulder.

Dell and Schaefer Negotiates A Settlement

The driver of the car had rented the car and was visiting from out of town. The rental car driver had private insurance which was primary over the rental car’s insurance, so our firm filed a bodily injury claim with the drivers private insurance. Our firm sought monetary damages for bodily injury, pain and suffering, loss of consortium, disfigurement, disability, mental anguish, property damage, past and future medical expenses, lost wages, and impairment of ability to earn future wages. After a lengthy negotiation battle, our firm settled the case for the policy limits of $100,000.

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