$70K SETTLEMENT – Electric Bicycle Commuter Accident Case (left-turn) in San Francisco
A 36-year old cinematographer was riding his electric bicycle accident on his way to work in San Francisco when he was hit by a car that made an illegal left turn. As a result, he suffered a badly broken thumb, which required surgery at San Francisco General Hospital. He also underwent approximately three months of occupational therapy after the surgery.
Although a thumb injury may seem minor, it is a pretty big deal when most your everyday activities involve the use of our hands. For this particular young man, his work as a cinematographer required dexterity in his hands and his favorite hobby of online gaming with his brother long-distance required constant use of this thumb and hands.
Shortly following the accident, the driver’s insurance carrier offered the cyclist $7,000 to settle his bodily injury claim. Although he was tempted to accept this offer, as he really wanted to move on from the accident, he felt the case was worth at least the cost of his medical bills (which were more than the $7,000.)
He was stuck! Not only was he worried about going into debt and owing the hospital money, but he felt like he was being bullied by an insurance company and needed someone on his side who “knew the ropes”. The cyclist therefore did some research online about personal injury lawyers and found Sally Morin's frequently asked questions which provided him with tons of information about how the whole personal injury process works and how to maximize the value of personal injury cases.
He also saw online reviews by some of Sally’s former clients and read the great things to say about her quick, low-stress resolution of their cases. He knew at that point that Sally and her team could help!
This young man initially came to Sally Morin Law merely seeking reimbursement for his medical expenses and modest loss of earnings that he incurred as a result of the accident. Once Sally and her team took over his case, they were able to increase the existing settlement offer TEN-FOLD in only four months—ultimately settling his bodily injury claim for $70,000.00.
He was so grateful that he was able to pay off his medical bills, recoup his small amount of lost earnings, pay his legal fees and walk away with some money in his pocket. All of this, knowing that just four months prior he was facing impending debt and a “cram-down” settlement by the insurance carrier.
It should also be noted that the main thing this particular client wanted to avoid was getting caught up in a lawsuit or any litigation. He just wanted to get his bills paid and move on with his life. Sally Morin Law helped him do that... and more!