$100k Settlement in Hit and Run Motorcycle Accident
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 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 Law 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 Law 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 Law 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 Law 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 Law 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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