San Francisco Motorcyclist Struck by Car Changing Lanes

A 21-year-old massage therapy student suffered serious injuries, including a broken collarbone in a motorcycle accident in San Francisco. The crash happened when a motorist made an abrupt lane change at Lincoln Way near Funston Avenue just off of Golden Gate Park.

Broken Collarbone in Motorcycle Accident Forces Student to Drop out of Massage School

The student suffered a broken collarbone and sprained wrist – two of the most common types of motorcycle accident injuries. Although his broken collarbone didn’t require surgical repair, he did have to spend a night in the hospital, and later go through a course of physical therapy. Sadly, due to the broken collarbone from the motorcycle accident, the student had to drop out of massage school. He was also unable to work.

Motorcycle Accident Client Hired an Attorney Who Did Nothing

As the medical bills piled up, the motorcyclist became overwhelmed by all of the paperwork, the mounting bills and his being forced out of school and work. He didn’t know what to do after his motorcycle accident. He therefore hired a San Francisco personal injury lawyer. However, this lawyer did almost nothing to move the motorcyclist’s case forward or to relieve any of his stress. In fact, the motorcyclist’s stress levels increased, because the attorney was terrible with communication and took no action to help the motorcyclist resolve his claim.

The San Francisco motorcyclist felt helpless. And, even though he had hired a lawyer who made several promises to help him, he was still hurt, missing out on school and going broke, with no action being taken on his case.

San Francisco Motorcycle Accident Team at Sally Morin Personal Injury Lawyers Picks up the Pieces

The motorcyclist knew he needed experienced, customer-service focused legal help, not just a lawyer with a good sales pitch. He conducted a search to find the top-rated SF motorcycle accident legal team at Sally Morin Personal Injury Lawyers and called them immediately.

Due to the prior lawyer, Sally and her team had to do some extra work at the front end of the case. Once they had the previous attorney “cease and desist” work on the case, they received an incomplete and disorganized case file from the attorney. They worked to get everything in order, to ensure that nothing would slip through the cracks moving forward. Then, they built a rock-solid case to get the most money possible for this SF biker.

The team quickly collected the motorcyclist’s medical records and bills and took over communications with the driver’s insurance company – repairing any damage done by the inaction of the prior lawyer.

Fortunate Outcome of an Unfortunate Accident

The experienced motorcycle accident legal team at Sally Morin Personal Injury Lawyers obtained a settlement of $65,000 for the massage therapy student. They did this while helping the student focus on his healing, rather than his case. The team went even further to also negotiated the student’s medical bills down significantly, to maximize his final settlement.

In the end, the team was able to put over $35,000 in his pocket after his bills were settled. The student re-enrolled in school, and is back on track for a bright future!

If you or someone you love has suffered a broken collarbone in a motorcycle accident, please contact our team to see if we can help.

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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