On a seemingly quiet day in Jupiter, Florida, client SM took a bike ride to her favorite video game store. While biking on the sidewalk, she entered an intersection where there was a stop bar for oncoming traffic. A careless driver did not stop for her.
She was struck and forced onto the hood of his vehicle. She fell to the ground sustaining a tailbone injury. This otherwise healthy 19-year-old woman also suffered a spinal fracture as a result of the accident’s impact.
How We Were Able to Help
The client sought our assistance based on a recommendation from a friend. The major hurdle, in this case, was the landscaping in the parking lot in the area where our client was hit, which was overgrown and causing the sight issue for the car driver.
While this didn’t excuse his negligence, it created a mitigating circumstance. Compounding this issue is the fact that another major insurance carrier devalued the personal injury claim based on this vision issue.
After two years of litigation, we were successful in negotiating a pretrial settlement. The client received $86,500 for her medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
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If you've been hit by a car as a biker or pedestrian, you shouldn't have to deal with the financial burden from your injuries. Contact us today to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation to discuss your case and the best way to proceed with your personal injury claim.