A 17 year old girl was a passenger on her father’s motorcycle when a vehicle struck them at a high rate of speed. The girl suffered several fractures that required surgery to place pins and plates. Not only was she hospitalized for a long while, she also had to undergo rigorous physical and occupation therapy, and then go through more surgeries to have some pins and plates removed.
A mediator has assisted with the negotiations for a settlement. There were accident reconstructions, vocational and economic experts as well as medical experts which presented evidence that the driver of the vehicle crossed the yellow line which made the vehicle driver at fault for the entire accident.
The negotiations were intense and the result was that $1.5 million dollars would be placed into a structured settlement which will in the course of her lifetime pay the teen more than $3.5 million. Negotiations and settlements enable one party to avoid claiming responsibility, and also allows the injured party to get justice and satisfaction for their motorcycle injuries, medical bills, and legal fees. Situations like this settlement will ensure that the girl is financially set for the rest of her life.
Motorcycles are dangerous, people are killed and severely injured every day, but the sad thing about this is that most accidents involving motorcycles are not the fault of the rider or driver of the motorcycle, but by the drivers of other vehicles who do not take into consideration that there are other people on the road with them.