There IS help if you are in a hit and run motorcycle accident

A 48-year old San Francisco IT consultant and entrepreneur was riding his motorcycle on Pacific Coast Highway along Ocean Beach in San Francisco. Sadly, he was the victim of a hit and run motorcycle accident. When he pulled up to his house, he turned his blinker on, and attempted to turn into his driveway. An impatient driver was behind the motorcyclist. The motorist did not want to wait for the motorcyclist to complete his turn.

So, the motorist decided to speed around the motorcycle to pass and continue on his way. In the process of doing so, the driver clipped the motorcyclist, causing him to crash violently. The impatient motorist then decided to keep driving without regard for what he had done. He therefore fled the scene making the collision a hit and run motorcycle accident.

Camera footage keeps motorist from getting away with hit and run motorcycle accident

Fortunately, a vehicle trailing closely behind the motorcyclist saw the accident and pulled over to attend to the injured motorcyclist. Even more fortunately, the Good Samaritan had a video camera attached to his vehicle, which captured the entire accident, as well as dash cam footage clearly identifying the vehicle that caused the hit and run accident. The driver who caused the accident – and who thought he got away – was now caught red handed by the video footage.

The injured motorcyclist suffered multiple fractures in his hand and had a painful and difficult recovery. His medical bills began piling up, and his stress increased due to being out of work, along with the physical and mental fatigue and pain associated with the accident. He wanted to find a motorcycle accident attorney that would help him get through the process as quickly as possible, so he could get back to his normal life. He stumbled upon San Francisco personal injury attorney Sally Morin and immediately contacted her office. The attorneys at Sally Morin Personal Injury Lawyers assured the motorcyclist that they would get his claim resolved as quickly as possible, as well as minimize his stress in the process.

Once the legal team at Sally Morin Personal Injury Lawyers took over, they immediately began hammering away at his case. They opened up a claim with the hit-and-run driver’s insurance, and found out the policy limits coverage information. Unfortunately, it was discovered that the liability limits on the driver’s policy were only $50,000, which was slightly more than the motorcyclist’s medical bills. The San Francisco motorcyclist had wisely equipped himself with $100,000 of UIM/UM insurance coverage. Thus, the Sally Morin Personal Injury Lawyers team put together comprehensive policy limits demands, and pursued the maximum limits under both policies. The attorneys swiftly recovered both policy limits coverages under the third-party insurance and UIM insurance—for a total settlement result of $100,000.

Our team aggressively reduced the motorcyclist’s medical bills

The motorcycle attorneys at Sally Morin Personal Injury Lawyers next turned their attention to negotiating down their client’s steep health insurance lien, so that he could walk away with as much money as possible out of the settlement. The Sally Morin Personal Injury Lawyers attorneys aggressively negotiated down his lien and obtained a significant reduction—cutting it down by almost one-third. This increased their client’s net settlement result to over $50,000. Needless to say, they got him a great result in only four months’ time—so it was a swift and pleasant ending to a very rough start!

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Accident Client

“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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