Facts of Motorcycle Accident
Skip was a 57-year-old avid motorcyclist at the time of the collision that seriously altered his life. In October 2012, Skip was driving his motorcycle on a busy road in Pierce County when the driver directly ahead of him activated her right-hand turn signal and began to pull over to the right shoulder of the roadway.
As the driver pulled to the shoulder, Skip moved into the oncoming lane of traffic in a lawful attempt to pass the driver’s vehicle. But as Skip began passing the car, the other driver suddenly made a sharp U-Turn to the left and caused Skip to collide with the back end of the vehicle.
The impact of the collision forced Skip to be ejected from his motorcycle and into the street where he suffered serious and life-altering injuries. In addition to seven broken ribs, a broken collar bone and several facial fractures, Skip also suffered a punctured lung and a traumatic brain injury that resulted in internal bleeding of the brain.
Recovery and Dealing with the Insurance Company
Skip spent several days at the hospital receiving extensive treatment and recovering from his injuries. He underwent surgery to repair his broken collarbone and also to affix a large plate to his ribcage to help the broken ribs heal. In total, Skip accumulated hundreds of thousands of dollars in medical bills alone. He was also forced to miss several months of work due to the extent of his injuries.
After several months of rehabilitation and recovering from his many injuries, Skip eventually realized the costs of his medical bills and found that the insurance company was doing everything in its power to devalue his case. He started interviewing personal injury attorneys in the Seattle area and decided to place his confidence in the attorneys at Davis Law Group, P.S.
Our firm spent nearly two years fighting for Skip and his family, and we were eventually forced to file a lawsuit against the at-fault driver and her insurance company, Allstate. Allstate eventually decided it would be in its own best interests to settle the case ahead of a scheduled jury trial.
We recovered a $500,000 settlement on behalf of Skip and his family, which covered the extensive medical bills he had accumulated and also compensated him for his lost wages and pain and suffering as a result of his injuries.