$155K Settlement for Motorcycle Hit by Drunk Driver

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.

A drunk motorcycle rider behind our client rear-ended the motorcycle on which she was a passenger, sending it crashing onto the road at 45 mph. Our client suffered a deep elbow laceration with exposed bone, road rash on her face, arms, shoulders, elbows, hands, wrists, fingers and right knee.

Surgery was required to repair her elbow. After surgery was done, twelve months of physical therapy and massage therapy were required to get the full use of her arm back. Our client’s medical bills exceeded $51,000.

Our client also missed a significant amount of work due to attending her treatment appointments. The wound on her elbow was severe and became infected, which was extremely painful. The pain made it almost impossible for our client to use her arm for several months after the accident. The pain after the collision made sleeping and normal daily life activities difficult.

Max was able to obtain a settlement with the at-fault driver’s insurance for $155,000.