Our client was riding his motorcycle on a clear, beautiful Saturday morning when disaster struck. He was stopped at a red light at the intersection of Route 123 and Route 1 in Prince William County waiting for the signal to turn green. Suddenly, a woman behind him failed to slow down or stop and crashed into him, driving over his motorcycle. The impact was so great that our client was thrown off his bike and over the back of the motorist’s vehicle. To make matters worse, this negligent driver tried to back up off the motorcycle right onto our client in her efforts to flee the scene.
Thankfully, a Good Samaritan dragged our client out of the way before he could be run over. Other outraged drivers chased after this woman until she crashed while trying to escape them. The police later determined she had been intoxicated at the time of the wreck. She was prosecuted for her horrific actions.
Our Client’s Helmet Saved Him From More Serious Injuries
Our client suffered an un-displaced fracture of his shoulder and numerous minor injuries. Thankfully, he was wearing a high-quality helmet, leather gloves, jacket, pants, and boots that all resulted in his suffering less serious injuries. Although the helmet had a gash in it that showed our client had landed head-first on the ground, the helmet protected his head, and he did not suffer any brain or head injuries.
Our client made a full recovery from his shoulder fracture and other injuries. However, while he was healing, he had limited use of his shoulder, arm, and hand, which affected his day-to-day activities.
James Kearney Obtains Justice for Our Client
In this case, James Kearney understood the financial and emotional toll this accident took on our client. While our client’s injuries were relatively minor, Mr. Kearney was willing to do what it took—even going to trial—to obtain a favorable settlement for him. With his negotiation skills and willingness to fight to protect our client’s rights, he was able to reach a settlement of $50,000 with the negligent driver’s insurance company. While the settlement he received will not take away the trauma of the accident or the pain of his injuries, it has enabled our client to put this ordeal behind him and get on with his life.
If you or a family member was injured in a motorcycle accident caused by a negligent driver, call our experienced legal team at 877-652-1553 to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation.