$150K Policy Limits Settlement in Left Turn Motorcycle Accident

DISCLAIMER: The results are specific to the facts and legal circumstances of each of the clients’ cases and should not be used to form an expectation that the same results could be obtained for other clients in similar matters without reference to the specific factual and legal circumstances of each client’s case.

Our client commuted to work daily on his BMW motorcycle, rain or shine. During one of his commutes, he approached an intersection in Lynnwood, Washington, where he had a green light. He continued riding through the intersection when a car suddenly and without warning turned left in front of him. Our client tried to brake, but there was no time, and he smashed in the passenger side of the car.

Lynnwood Police responded to the scene and spoke with both drivers and two witnesses to the collision. Both witnesses confirmed they had observed the traffic light was green for our client as he entered the intersection. Following investigation, the police officer wrote a ticket to the car driver for failure to yield the right of way and deemed the car at fault for the motorcycle accident.

Our client was taken by ambulance to the emergency room with injuries to his left forearm, wrist, and thumb. He also suffered from abdominal pain, dizziness, sleep deprivation, headaches and nausea. X-rays revealed a broken hand, thumb to be exact, which required surgery.

Our client had a desk job in the tech industry, so working on a computer was extremely difficult. Our client was forced to take three weeks off from work as a result.

Recovery after surgery involved physical therapy and occupational therapy. It took over nine-months for our client to recover from his injuries. The medical bills totaled more than $46,000.

As an avid motorcyclist, our client was determined to get back on his bike. It took seven months following the motorcycle accident before he was able to ride again. The broken bone healed, but our client struggled with pain and stiffness in his hand and fingers for a long time afterward.

Max was able to obtain all the insurance policy limits available in the amount of $150,000. Max was also able to get his health insurance to waive reimbursement for the medical bill it paid, thus increasing our client’s total take home recovery.