Berenson Injury Law has settled a Fort Worth personal injury lawsuit for $125,000.00.
The case arose from a motorcycle collision last year when our client’s sunglasses fell out of his pocket at night on a busy street. He drove back and was in the process of retrieving them when he was crashed into by a young woman. The man was thrown off his motorcycle and landed hard on the pavement.
Our client had to be rushed by ambulance to the hospital with multiple fractures and injuries. Later he had to undergo arthroscopic surgeries to his knee and shoulder. He lost weeks from his job as a mechanic. Fortunately his health insurance company paid most of his medical bills.
The other woman’s insurance company, well known for fighting claims, denied liability. It argued that the man negligently stopped his motorcycle in the middle of the roadway and that its insured could not see him on the dark street to stop in time.
We conducted a complete reenactment of the collision after getting the police to shut down traffic on the road (see photo). We proved that the motorcycle’s brake, hazard, and tail lights should have been seen by oncoming traffic, even though the other driver said that its lights were not on. There were no witnesses, so the case was a swearing match that could go either way. The police report blamed our client. Furthermore, it was a moonless night and our client had been at a bar drinking before the collision. We sued and forced this settlement to be paid.
Our client was delighted with the results. His medical bills were almost entirely paid by his health insurance company at a reduced rate, which reduces the value of a verdict due to the relatively new “paid vs. incurred” statute and cases. This was the second injury case that we have handled for this gentleman in the last seven years.
We fought for our client’s rights to just compensation, as we fight for each of our clients. Accident victims deserve an aggressive advocate on their side.
If you have been a victim of an automobile, truck or motorcycle accident and have suffered injuries, call the Fort Worth personal injury law firm Berenson Injury Law. We have been fighting for our clients for over 33 years. Call us today and let us help you find the path to recovery.