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My husband and I were in a motorcycle accident. 2 cars in
My husband and I were in a motorcycle accident. 2 cars in front of us applied brakes suddenly at 45 mph and we ended up laying the motorcycle down so there are no other insurance involved but ours. I was immediately hurt and went to the emergency room where they just did an xray and sent me to an orthopedic specialist recommended by them. I started physical therapy to even be able to bend my right leg which took a few weeks. My leg was so bad at first that the other pains I just didn't think about. My shoulder kept hurting and got worse and then we found out I had a partial tear of my rotator cuff. (In the mri we also found that I had a bone spur, but I had not had the pain until accident.) The original specialist was not very responsive so I had my family Dr send me to another Dr. I have spent about 3 months in therapy, have had my life limited in what I can do and am about to have surgery for the rotator cuff tear to clean it up. (They will also shave bone spur) My knee the 2nd Dr tells me has bursitis from the impact of the accident damaging my Bursa. This will most likely always cause me problems as will the shoulder.. I cannot put direct pressure on my knee without pain, so I cannot kneel on it. My own insurance company has a $30,000 limit on the injury. I don't know what is reasonable and they aren't playing nice. Hiring an attorney for that small of amount seems a little to much. I feel $30,000 is reasonable for having to live with this the rest of my life and having limitations. I have paid all of my copays to this point also. I just need advice on what my next step should be.
Four years ago I was in a motorcycle accident due to blatant
Four years ago I was in a motorcycle accident due to blatant road construction issues. Three of ten bikes went down, two of us were hospitalized, the other guy settled with the insurance company several years ago. My injuries are as follows: All ribs broken left side, ruptured spleen, broken knee cap, torn rotator cuff, neck and back fusion due to ruptured discs. My atty says liability is solid, and we have two expert doctors as witnesses saying my injuries are tied directly to this wreck. I am going in for my 6th surgery in three weeks. Prior to this surgery my medical bills are at 637k. This surgery will bring my bills to close to 1M. With a solid case like this (according to my atty) who has handled from the beginning, what should settlement range be? I am self employed and still able to work, but with great difficulty. Policy limits are 10M, Company can settle up to 2M without over-insurer involvement, first 1M is company paid.
Do I have a case? I got in a motorcycle accident in 2009, injured
Do I have a case? I got in a motorcycle accident in 2009, injured my rt knee. Couln't walk on it. Went to the ER, no images or exams done.I was told it was a sprain. Followed up with my dr next day. He didnt do anything either. Not even try to move it. Asked what the er said and then repeated the same thing back to me. I made another appt and brought my sis who was studing to be a nurse. She argued with my dr trying to get some images done. Still no. Changed dr's. Explained about my knee still causing pain. 2012 sent me to get a x ray and cortisone shot. Xray came out good. Wasnt told about cortisone shot so I refused, still didnt kno what was wrong with my knee. Nov 2014, knee is painful and swollen. Out of work since then. Given home excercises for 2 months and xrays. Xrays were good. Dec still not better, ultra sound looks good. Jan 13 sent for mri, finally!!! Today get results....."cartilage is completely broke off in several places right where weight is put through the bone, need complex surgeries, very likely going to be problematic for you". I am an oil worker, so this might affect my livelihood. Please advise.
4 yrs ago I was coming out of my gated subdivision and making
4 yrs ago I was coming out of my gated subdivision and making a right turn out into a busy***** I had a stop sign and bicyclist ran his because he was looking down, had iPod on and dark sunglasses. I saw him and abruptly stopped but he tried to slow down with his foot to brake and ended up at my front grill holding himself up. I had completely stopped before he passed in front of me. Joggers, walker and bicyclists do this all day everyday at this same crossway in front of my subdivision. He refused help, ambulance 911 etc. He said he was fine and just wanted to get to work because he was on his lunch break and exercising his leg because the previous yr he had a motorcycle accident. Long story short he decided then to call for what he says is medical insurance and proceeds to call 911 but doesn't want to go to hospital. The police take him home and several months later I get a lawsuit from an attorney in a personal injury firm that cranks out suits all day long. I find out the bicyclist has a history of 7 arrests including reckless driving, controlled substance etc. Never convicted and all thrown out of court. His father seems to know people. There have been a lot of bicyclists death around the city so he is after money. I was going maybe 5 miles and hour and abruptly stopped before her crossed going across. The sidewalk crosses really close to the driveway and is also very close to the highway traffic. He has made up this story that I hit him and threw him into the street. My attorney took his deposition 2 months ago and said he rambled like crazy and was say it was his wrist that was hurt. I have never been sued and I am very upset with all this. It has taken 4 yrs for the out of town attorney to travel here. They come off and on to crank out cases. They have asked me maybe 3 times to be deposed and I couldn't due to the fact that I was out of town. Next week I m being deposed and I am very upset that I am drug through this. I don't want to go to trial. Is that the next step after i am deposed and they try to run me over the coals and make me feel say something to make it look like it was my fault? They did not request a video just a court reporter
being sued by a careless cyclist who ran a stop sign on a bike
being sued by a careless cyclist who ran a stop sign on a bike trail in 2011. I was stopped and he raced right in front of me and claims his wrist is injured. He was out cycling 18 miles two days later, the yr before, he was arrested for DWI controlled substance and Marijuana. He got all dismissed with no punishment. His father is well known and money. Arrested two other times in 2001 and 2004 for recklace driving and DWI. When deposed my lawyer asked him about his arrests and my question is why can't his arrests be brought up in my case?
I was in a motorcycle accident. My motorcycle insurance policy
I was in a motorcycle accident. My motorcycle insurance policy does not have personal injury protection. It does have uninsured motorist. My health insurance through my employer has paid for all medical treatment. Is it right for me to use the uninsured motorist monies available to recoup the deductibles and copays my medical insurance did not pay for as well as a pain and suffering amount? Or should the uninsured motorist coverage been used first instead of my medical insurance?
This question is for an attorney in accident cases. My 75 yrView more personal injury law questions
This question is for an attorney in accident cases. My 75 yr old husband was injured in a motorcycle accident. He has five broken ribs, a broken left humerus at the shoulder joint, left wrist is broken in three places, shattered left tibia and shattered left fibula at the ankle. He had surgery to fix the leg with plates and screws. He will have only 60-75% left ankle function. He might need a second surgery on that ankle. He had two heart attacks in the hospital after the surgery that doctor's said was due to stress on the heart from blood loss. A blood transfusion was done. The echogram following the second heart attack showed minor heart damage. A follow up angiogram revealed he also had a major blockage in a coronary artery so a heart cath was done and he now has two stents in one coronary artery. The accident was 100% the fault of the other driver. There were witnesses. She pulled out in front of him from a private drive. My husband was going less than the posted limit according to witnesses. She admitted fault at the scene of the accident. She was cited. The accident was in Michigan ( a no fault state). My husband is an Ohio resident. Both have the same insurance company (Progressive). My husband had liability only and collision damage for the bike ( a vintage 1974 Norton Commando 800). Our Humana Medicare Advantage policy is covering the medical bills. They are huge!!!! I'm not talking to the insurance adjuster because I'm afraid I don't know which party he's representing the at fault driver or my husband. I haven't even let him see the bike. Friends moved it from the impound lot to a storage locker the day after the accident. I know I need an attorney, but with Michigan's no fault law, can he do anything? My husband was hospitalized 11 days and now is in a nursing home for rehab until he can bear weight on his arms enough to use a walker.