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Foot Injury Settlement For Injured Biker

Case Type: 3P Motorcycle Accident

Settlement: $22,500

Plaintiff: Joe Galeski
Defendant: Simon Dunn
Case Number: N/A
Judge: N/A
Location: Port Huron, Mich.
Date of Settlement: June 16, 2017

Facts of the Case

Our client was lawfully operating his motorcycle on 10th Street at Vandenburg Street in Port Huron. Suddenly and without warning, a motor vehicle on Vandenburg Street failed to yield him the right of way at a stop sign and turned out in front of him causing the accident.

Types of Injuries and Harm Suffered

  • Comminuted distal phalanx fracture of the left big toe
  • Avulsion injury to his left big toe and nail
  • Forehead, facial, forearm, hand and knee abrasions

Other Types of Damages

  • Pain and suffering
  • Psychological damages

Legal Issues in the Case

  • Did our client's injuries meet Michigan's "serious impairment of body function" threshold?
  • What were the injuries and damages caused by the accident?
  • How much compensation should be paid in a settlement?

What We Did to Win the Settlement

Our motorcycle accident lawyers investigated the accident and gathered the necessary documentation, including but not limited to, medical records, photographs, police investigation documents. They also discovered who insured the at fault driver and set up a claim with same.

After negotiations regarding the settlement of the case, our office was able to negotiate a settlement of $22,500.00 with the insurance company within the first year after the accident, thus avoiding the need for costly and lengthy litigation.

The settlement included compensation for his pain and suffering, disfigurement, and loss of social pleasures.

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