If you’ve ever been curious about what happens if someone hits you on your motorcycle, read on. This is a real story about a client at Sally Morin Personal Injury Lawyers, right here in San Francisco.
Our client, a middle-aged tech manager, was riding his motorcycle through San Francisco’s financial district. Suddenly, a rideshare driver made an illegal left turn through an intersection in front of him and caused a catastrophic crash.
The rideshare driver smashed into our client and caused severe injuries, including upper and lower extremity fractures requiring hospitalization. As he tried to recover and focus on healing, he became overwhelmed by his medical bills, the mounting pile of paperwork, and the confusing insurance process.
Working with Our Team to Settle a Motorcycle Accident
The silver lining to this horrific accident is that the motorcyclist contacted Sally Morin Personal Injury Lawyers and put us to work on his case. Perhaps he’d heard about our stellar reputation for supporting motorcyclists through challenging accident cases here in California.
And this case certainly came with some challenges. First of all, the rideshare company was resisting covering the claim by saying there was only a small policy limit available. This is a common technique these companies use to shut down claims, and the average person might believe it’s true.
No way! We didn’t believe it for a second. Our experienced team of lawyers sees this strategy from rideshare companies all the time, and we know there’s usually another option. We stepped in and pushed the company to apply a second insurance policy, which they finally agreed to do.
Next, our team focused on the cost of our client’s medical bills. We negotiated down his health insurance lien with the medical provider, meaning he would owe them less and could keep a larger share of the settlement he’d soon receive.
In addition, we carefully documented his loss of earnings and the value of his pain and suffering, which maximized his case value. This is one of the best ways to get the full compensation you deserve after a severe motorcycle accident.
Our motorcyclist client was glad to have us on the case so he could stop worrying about what was going to happen next. He knew his case was in good hands, especially when we obtained a settlement of $137,000 that put more than $58,000 straight in his pocket after paying his medical expenses. What a relief!
After a Motorcycle Collision, You Need a Lawyer
Motorcyclists often get the blame for road accidents, whether it’s truly their fault or not. Although statistics show motorcyclists are at fault in 69% of California motorcycle-involved crashes, they’re not ALWAYS at fault.
Because of the stereotype, you may find it very difficult to secure compensation after a motorcycle crash. The insurance company will probably give you a lot of excuses and pushback. That’s why you need a motorcycle lawyer as soon as possible.
At Sally Morin Personal Injury Lawyers, we have plenty of experience helping motorcyclists after traumatic accidents. We understand that this is a difficult time and you’re ready to get your life back on track. We’ll assertively demand full and fair compensation for your motorcycle crash!
We Handle Your Personal Injury Claim So You Can Focus on Your Life
After an injury, contact the attorneys at Sally Morin Personal Injury Lawyers. We handle many areas of the law, including motorcycle and rideshare accidents. We believe you should be able to focus on recovering while we handle the legal details.
We truly care about the people of California. Contact us today for a free online case evaluation.