The personal injury attorneys at Abels & Annes, P.C. recently settled a motorcycle accident case for $67,000. The case stems from a motorcycle versus car crash that occurred in Phoenix in December. Our client was riding a motorcycle when a car driving in the opposite direction turned left in front of our client, causing a crash.
The impact was significant and sent our client flying over his handlebars, over the car, and caused him to land on the pavement. When the police arrived at the scene, they determined the driver of the car was at fault for the crash and police issued her a citation for failing to yield the right-of-way.
Immediately after the accident, our client was in pain and was transported by ambulance to an area hospital. He underwent tests and was diagnosed with a concussion in addition to multiple abrasions, cuts, and bruises. Our client sought additional treatment at another hospital a few days after the crash and then had follow up treatment with an orthopedic surgeon as well as physical therapy to recover from his sprains and strains.
In this case, the driver who caused the accident had limited insurance available. The attorneys at Abels & Annes sought and recovered the full settlement that was possible of $50,000. In addition, since our client’s claim had a value in excess of that amount, we brought an underinsured claim against the client’s insurance company for additional benefits. From that, we recovered $17,000 for our client as payment for his damages.
While our client recovered, he suffered aches and pains on a regular basis that limited his ability to perform daily tasks, including those required at his job. Now he will be able to move on from the crash after finally receiving compensation for his losses. Our client was lucky that his injuries were not more severe and that he was able to recover. Unfortunately Arizona regularly experiences more than 100 motorcycle-related deaths every year with the majority of these being men. Contrary to popular belief, in many of these fatal accidents, the motorcyclist does nothing wrong but gets killed through the negligence of a driver who drives erratically, fails to yield, or even drives under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
After an accident, it is important to speak with a personal injury lawyer to determine what claims, if any, you may have. In this case, our client had two separate claims that we were able to successfully bring on his behalf to get him the maximum recovery possible.
Each case is different and the facts of each accident unique. We were able to help this client and we may be able to help you as well. If you have been hurt in an accident, call the Phoenix motorcycle injury lawyers at Abels & Annes, P.C. for a free telephone consultation. We are standing by now to take your call so please feel free to call us at (602) 819-5191 now.
Prior Blog Entries:
Car Runs Red Light, Kills 1 in Scottsdale, Phoenix Injury Lawyer Blog, published June 24, 2013.
Jaywalking is an Increasing Threat to Safety in Phoenix, Phoenix Injury Lawyer Blog, published June 23, 2013.