A 23-year old wellness coach and motorcyclist was riding on Interstate Highway 280 in San Francisco, California when she was hit by a pick-up truck who merged into her lane without warning. Her body was separated from her motorcycle and she landed on both knees, sliding across the pavement for 15 feet before coming to a stop. The young woman suffered tears to the cartilage and ligaments in her knee and a deep puncture wound. To repair the injuries to her damaged knee, she required surgery and extensive rehabilitative care.

The wellness coach was unable to work following the accident and navigating her medical appointments in tandem with her personal injury claim quickly become too much to handle on her own. Hoping to find an attorney that would shoulder the stress of the motorcycle accident process for her, she hired Sally Morin Personal Injury Lawyers PC after a free consultation.

And she was glad she did! There were some challenges to the wellness coach’s case that would have made it difficult to handle the insurance claim on her own. First, the two-year time limit for bringing a personal injury claim was very close to expiring when the woman contacted Sally Morin Law. The team worked quickly to file a lawsuit to preserve the wellness coach’s claim, and then turned their attention to the next obstacle—a pre-existing injury. At the time of the accident, the wellness coach had a fully healed pre-existing injury to the ligaments in her knee. The impact in the accident had torn the repaired ligament apart, and attorney Rebecca Taylor successfully argued that the reinjury to the woman’s knee was solely a result of the recent accident.

Despite these challenges, the experienced motorcycle accident legal team at Sally Morin Law obtained a settlement for the full insurance policy limits of $100,000, putting over $59,000 in the young woman’s pocket after all of her medical expenses were paid. The wellness coach was happy to put the accident behind her and move forward with a healthy savings account

“I was in a pretty bad motorcycle accident that was clearly not my fault. Long story short, after months of dealing with multiple insurance companies and various law firms, we finally settled for an amount much larger than I would have ever dreamed. I attribute the success completely to Sally and her office. The process went smooth and relatively quickly (personal injury suits can take a long time), and she was extremely responsive and proactive. I’ve grown to really respect Sally and what she does after admittedly being skeptical of lawyers in general. Sally really cares about coming to a reasonable and beneficial result for her clients and not just for herself!” – Jon K.

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“Last March, my partner was struck by a vehicle while crossing the street. During this difficult time of healing, we knew that bills were going to pile up and his was going to be a long process. After looking at multiple law firms, we knew that Sally Morin Personal Injury Lawyers was going to be the best place to work with. Lauren and her team were patient, supportive and caring during his difficult time. His schedule was always busy with work and doctor appointments that his main source of communication was through email. Lauren and her team made it to where he didn’t have to worry about anything but just sending over the paper work he got from the hospital, and other bill collectors involving his incident and they worried about the rest.

Because of all their help my partner Aaron, was able to heal with less worries on his shoulders. By end of December, everything was settled and we were pleased with the results. I’d like to give a huge thank you to Lauren & the Sally Morin team. If you’re looking for a law firm for your incident, I’d definitely look at this law firm.”

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It is essential to know your rights after a traffic accident so you can protect yourself and the value of your claim.
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