An active 55-year-old San Francisco software developer was riding his Vespa scooter on a beautiful late summer evening. As he traveled at a safe speed with a clear path in front of him, a negligent driver suddenly hit him.
He was knocked from his scooter and slammed hard into the pavement, going into semi-consciousness with extreme pain. EMS workers took him to the hospital and he remained there for more than a month with numerous catastrophic injuries.
On top of his long hospital stay, he had rehabilitative care for another three weeks. Meanwhile, his family was becoming overwhelmed with providing the care he needed while trying to keep his medical bills organized.
Seeing the Full Scope of a Severe Scooter Accident
At this point, the man’s family reached out to Sally Morin Personal Injury Lawyers to see if there was anything we could do to help. His medical costs were already in seven figures and rising!
As we investigated the situation, it was immediately clear that the negligent driver didn’t have enough auto insurance to cover the accident. Even with the addition of the injured man’s own underinsured motorist coverage, the amount available was nowhere near the amount due to medical providers.
Plus, the health insurance carrier was being difficult about coverage and the family was struggling to understand how much was covered and how much wasn’t. It was a huge distraction during a time when the injured man was preparing for a series of upcoming surgeries. In fact, his doctors predicted years of additional treatment.
How Our Legal Team Stepped in to Help
The team at Sally Morin Personal Injury Lawyers lifted a huge burden from this family during a difficult time. Our legal assistance allowed our injured client to focus on his recovery rather than worrying about the financial impact of his car vs. scooter accident.
We researched all available insurance coverage and pursued every possible avenue of getting our client’s bills paid. Although the negligent driver only had $25,000 available in insurance coverage, we negotiated a large individual contribution from them to offset our client’s medical expenses.
With additional negotiation, our client’s own underinsured motorist coverage finally agreed to contribute $225,000, which was the maximum policy limit. But even with these victories secured, we didn’t stop there!
Our legal team also went to work organizing our client’s medical bills and understanding exactly what he owed. We pushed back on the health insurance company to ensure they were billing correctly and filed multiple appeals to get previously denied bills paid.
The Grand Total: A $1 Million Reduction!
Altogether, we negotiated more than $1 million in medical bill reductions. Our team worked tirelessly to alleviate our client’s stress and allow him to rest and recover without feeling stressed about the process.
After years of hard work, and having paid all outstanding medical expenses, our client still ended up with $100,000 in his pocket. He was incredibly grateful to our team and said he finally felt like he could move forward with his life.
We Can Minimize Your Bills and Maximize Your Case Value
If you were injured due to a negligent driver, there are many ways to reduce your bills and maximize the value of your case. We can stand up to a medical provider or insurance company and remind them of your rights under the law!
In addition to negotiating your bills down, we have other techniques like hiring experts, gaining access to video footage, and digging up public records that support your case. This can boost your settlement substantially.
After a scooter accident or any type of traffic accident, you need one of California’s best personal injury lawyers. At Sally Morin Personal Injury Lawyers, we’ll help protect your rights and assertively demand the full and fair compensation you deserve.
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 scooter 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.