Case Update- $250,000 Motorcycle Accident Policy Limits Settlement- Bishop, California
[Update: Bishop, CA: August 20, 2012]
Our client was riding his Kawasaki Ninja 650 eastbound on North Sierra Highway at approximately 45 miles per hour just outside of Bishop, California. The other driver was Dodge 3500 truck and stopped southbound on Brockman Lane at a stop sign. Without warning, the Dodge pulled out directly in to the path of travel of our client and causing this collision.
According to the investigating police officer, the driver of the Dodge was found at fault for the collision and in violation of California Vehicle Code section 21802(a), which states in part, “The driver of any vehicle approaching a stop sign at the entrance to, or within, an intersection shall stop at a limit line, and yield the right-of-way to any vehicle which have approached from another highway. D-1 failed to yield the right-of-way to Vehicle #2 (Kawasaki).”
As is usually the case in the motorcycle claims we handle, our client sustained major injuries including an open fracture and deep lacerations to his lower left leg. After several surgeries, we are now happy to report that he is now doing fine.
Our wonderful client was patient and never rushed us. He let us do our job. Now here’s the good news– after negotiating and reducing his mandatory health insurance lien obligations, we were able to save our client $156,308.26. Then, after completing an asset background check to confirm that the other driver did not have any other available liability insurance and, after confirming the other driver was not in the scope and course of employment (this may have allowed us to seek additional benefits through his employer), we were then able to settle our client’s case with a major insurance carrier for other driver’s $250,000 policy limits.