Client was injured on his motorcycle when the defendant pulled from a driveway and cut him off and caused an impact. Client had right shoulder injuries, but he was without health insurance. In addition, he was operating his father’s motorcycle which was a 1995 H-D but was customized and had a new engine put in the prior season. We worked with him to get the full compensation for the motorcycle buy pushing to get all of the receipts, photos and serial numbers for the add-on parts.
Since he was without health insurance, we discovered he had some medical payments coverage, an option coverage for motorcyclists, and used this to get him into some initial care while not paying his $10K+ initial hospital bill. This allowed him to get some care until his health insurance kicked in, and once it did, he underwent surgery. This also prevented him from having gaps in treatment so that we could show the surgery was indeed needed due to the accident.
Our client required surgery as a result of the accident. The case settled for $400K, and we were able to negotiate drastic reductions to his medical bills putting substantially more money in his pocket.