Motorcycle Crash in Springfield Missouri
The Crash: My client was on his motorcycle going through an intersection on a green light, and was hit by defendant’s car as defendant turned in front of him while trying to make the left turn on a yellow light. The collision caused him to be thrown off his motorcycle. He was hospitalized for 2 weeks, during which time he underwent multiple surgeries to repair his broken bones and fractures. The client was then in a rehab hospital for another 2 weeks before being released home, at which point he was non weight bearing and unable to work.
Medical Bills: He had about $200,000.00 in medical bills as a result of his treatments.
Case Summary: My client hired another attorney in town, but became unhappy with how the attorney was handling the case, so he decided to fire that attorney and hire me. I found out that the defendant had a minimum coverage policy, and the $25,000.00 limits of that policy were being offered by the insurance company. I brought the case to mediation and was able to get a 4.5 times higher settlement than what was offered by the insurance company. I also was able to negotiate with medical providers to get my client’s medical bills knocked down from $200,000 to $40,000. This allowed my client to save $160,000 just from his medical bills.