Our motorcycle accident attorneys recently settled a Burton, Michigan auto negligence lawsuit on behalf of our motorcyclist client. Our client was operating his motorcycle northbound on Saginaw nearing the intersection with Brady, when a negligent driver turned in front our client’s bike, causing the motorcyclist to go down.
The motorcycle accident victim sustained injuries, including but not limited to, a right grade 3 AC separation; fractures of the right third through seventh ribs; displaced right distal fibular fracture with widening of the medial malleolus, requiring surgery and the placement of hardware; and right ear, lower lip and chin lacerations. He was confined to a wheelchair for 2-1/2 months, during which time he was unable to do any household chores, and missed approximately four months of work. He was left with residual scarring of the ankle from the surgery, and a disfigured right shoulder, and also continues to have difficulty in negotiating stairs and walking long distances. Additionally, our client’s wife suffered a loss of consortium as a result of the accident involving her husband.
The driver that hit the biker did not have insurance on her vehicle. Fortunately, our client had uninsured motorists coverage on his motorcycle insurance policy which provides coverage in the event he was injured by an uninsured motorist.
A lawsuit was filed in Genesee County Circuit Court against the Defendant driver and our client’s uninsured motorists insurance company. The case against the uninsured motorists insurance policy settled for $87,500.00, and we obtained a $200,000.00 default judgment against the Defendant personally.
If you or someone you know is injured in a motorcycle accident, you should contact our motorcycle accident attorneys immediately to discuss the case. We will represent the injured motorcyclist in his/her matter under our No Fee Promise, which means no legal fees or costs until we win or settle your case. Call today at 800-606-1717 and we will start working on your case immediately, gathering all the evidence to prove and win your case.