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Fatal Motorcycle Accident Settlement in Ionia County Michigan

Our Michigan motorcycle accident lawyers recently settled a wrongful death lawsuit in Ionia County, Michigan.  The lawsuit was filed on behalf of the surviving husband and two children of a 43 year old woman who was killed in motorycle accident.  She was a passenger on her husband’s motorcycle when a deer ran out of a cornfield and into their lane of traffic.  Both she and her husband were thrown from the motorcycle and were in the roadway.  This happened during the twilight hours, just after sunset.

While in the roadway, several other cars observed the situation and were able to avoid striking the motorcyclist and his wife.  However, one driver was not paying careful attention and struck her in the road.  We thoroughly investigated the claim on behalf of the family.  This included interviewing and taking depositions of all witnesses, downloading the black box information from the defendant’s vehicle to determine speed and braking distance, and consulting with an accident reconstruction expert.  Based upon our detailed investigation, we were able to build a strong case of negligence against the driver who struck the decedent.

Our Buckfire motorcycle accident attorneys filed the lawsuit in the Iona County Circuit Court in Ionia, Michigan.  After taking depositions of witnesses, the parties agreed to settle the case for $485,000.00.  The defendant driver had insurance policy limits of $500,000.00.   This settlement did not include claims made under the Michigan No-Fault Act for funeral expenses, lost wages, and loss of services.  We obtained these benefits directly from that insurance company.

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