Our Michigan motorcycle attorney recently settled a motorcycle passenger lawsuit on behalf of a New Boston, Michigan woman injured in a California accident. She was a passenger on a motorcycle driven by a companion in Los Angeles, California. The biker failed to control his motorcycle and struck another vehicle. She was thrown from the bike and suffered serious injuries.
The injured passenger was transported by EMS to the emergency department for treatment. She suffered internal injuries, including a broken clavicle, fractured ribs and a pneumothorax, that required four days hospitalization at the UCLA Medical Center. She was released and returned back to Michigan where she was treated by an orthopedic surgeon. Her fractured clavicle healed without surgery.
The motorcyclists insurance company refused to pay a pain and suffering settlement so we filed a lawsuit on her behalf. Shortly after the injury lawsuit was filed, the insurance company agreed to pay a $50,000 out of court settlement. This did not include payment of lost wages and medical expenses, which were previously paid by her own insurance company.