Our motorcycle attorneys recently obtained a settlement in a case involving an injured biker. Our client was operating his motorcycle on Gratiot Avenue when a negligent driver pulled out in front of him from the White Castle parking lot. This caused our client to lay his bike down to avoid a direct collision. We filed a lawsuit on his behalf in the Macomb County Circuit Court against both the owner and the driver of the Defendant motor vehicle. The lawsuit sought compensation for his pain and suffering damages as a result of the crash.
Under Michigan law, a victim can sue the driver that was responsible or cause for the collision. However, in addition to the driver, the owner of the vehicle can also be held liable if it can be shown that the negligent driver was operating the owner’s car with the consent of the owner, either express or implied.
Our client suffered several injuries, including a fracture deformity involving a glenoid and humeral head with an associated labral tear in his right shoulder, right hip pain, and road rash to his right arm. He was required to attend two months of physical therapy and due to his injury was made to cease his search for employment for four months.
After depositions were taken and medical information was exchanged, the case was submitted to case evaluation in Macomb County.
Both parties agreed to resolve the case in the $30,000.00 amount of the case evaluation award without the necessity of trial.
If you or someone you know suffered injuries and are looking for help after your motorcycle accident, call our top-rated attorneys at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. now. There are strict deadlines for filing claims, so it is important you call us today. We will give you realistic expectations of what your case is worth and represent you under our No Win No Fee Promise. This means there are no legal fees or costs until we win or settle your claim.