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24 Oct 2014

Michigan Motorcycle Uninsured Motorist Settlement

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Our Michigan motorcycle accident attorneys recently settled a lawsuit on behalf of our 53 year old client who suffered injuries in a Macomb Township, Michigan motorcycle versus motor vehicle accident. The accident occurred when the operator of a pickup truck negligently made a left turn on Irwin Road directly into the path of our client causing our client’s motorcycle to broadside the pickup truck. The police officer responding to the scene issued a ticket to the driver of the pickup truck for failing to yield the right-of-way, for having no insurance, and for driving on a suspended license.

The at-fault driver had no insurance on his pickup truck at the time of the accident. Fortunately for our client, he carried uninsured motorist coverage on his motorcycle which provides insurance coverage in the event that the motorcyclist is injured in an accident involving an uninsured driver and it can be shown that the uninsured driver was at fault in causing the accident.  Our motorcycle lawyers pursued an uninsured motorist claim against our client’s motorcycle insurer seeking “pain and suffering” damages sustained by our client due to the negligence of the operator of the pickup truck.

 Our client suffered injuries which included comminuted fractures of the left tibia and fibula with displacement and angulation of fracture fragments and gross exposure of the bone outside of the skin.  He required two surgical procedures on his leg which required permanent hardware to be inserted into his leg. Since the surgery, he has attended aquatic therapy regularly. He has not yet been released to return to work as a transportation driver, and it has been approximately seven months since the accident.  He has required personal assistance and hospital services from his long-time girlfriend over this time as well.

 We obtained all police documentation, medical records and photographs, and submitted a demand to the uninsured motorist carrier to settle this matter for the full $50,000.00 worth of uninsured motorist policy limits applicable to this loss.  The uninsured motorist carrier agreed to pay said policy limits and the case settled within seven months of the date of the accident without the need to file a lawsuit.

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