When a trucker U-turned into a motorcyclist’s path, the resulting crash left the motorcyclist with severe wounds and deep scars. This is a real story about a motorcycle vs. commercial truck crash that happened right here in California.
Our client, the motorcyclist, was innocently riding down the street just before the accident. He had no idea that he was approaching someone coming from the other direction who was about to make a sudden and illegal move.
The commercial trucker abruptly U-turned in traffic, putting his huge truck directly in the motorcyclist’s path. The motorcyclist couldn’t possibly avoid the truck and smashed into it.
The Aftermath of a Catastrophic Motorcycle/Truck Accident
Truck accidents are among the most devastating accidents on California’s roads and this one was no exception. Our motorcyclist client suffered serious injuries in the crash and was lucky to survive.
He had severe puncture wound injuries, including deep wounds and cuts down the entire left side of his body. As he tried to get some rest and heal from his extensive injuries, he realized that his medical bills were piling up and he was going to pay a lot of money for an accident that wasn’t his fault.
The motorcyclist made the smart move to contact Sally Morin Personal Injury Lawyers and allow us to start building his case for accident compensation. We’ve seen many of these horrific truck crashes and we knew exactly what to do.
Expect the Trucking Company to Challenge You
In a situation like this, brace yourself for a challenge from the trucking company. They’ll typically say their driver isn’t at fault and try to blame you.
That’s exactly what happened here. The commercial trucking company and their insurance carrier claimed the trucker wasn’t liable for the accident. But the story doesn’t end there!
Our lawyers stepped right in and showed that the trucker was indeed at fault, providing compelling information that persuaded the commercial trucking insurance company to cover the claim. We also gathered thorough documentation to show our client’s loss of earnings and the significant value of his pain and suffering.
Plus, we negotiated with our client’s healthcare providers to lower the amount due on his medical bills. Together, all of these strategies had the combined effect of maximizing the value of the case and increasing the total dollar amount of the motorcyclist’s settlement.
When the dust settled, our client had a settlement of $95,000 plus $3,250 in mediation costs. This put $30,000 in his pocket after all of his medical expenses were paid. That’s a terrific outcome, especially since the trucking insurer’s initial offer was $0 and complete denial of the claim.
The motorcyclist was happy to finally put the accident behind him. Our team alleviated his stress and allowed him to focus on moving forward with his life.
Why Motorcyclists Need Accident Lawyers
Did you know motorcyclists often get blamed for road accidents, even when it’s not their fault? Stereotypes about motorcyclists make it hard for them to secure much-deserved compensation after a traffic crash.
That’s why you need a motorcycle lawyer as soon as possible. At Sally Morin Personal Injury Lawyers, we stand up for injured motorcyclists and assertively demand full and fair compensation from trucking companies.
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 commercial truck 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.