Motorcyclist Who Suffered a Fractured Pelvis Receives $150,000 Settlement | Shapiro, Washburn & Sharp

What Happened

Our Virginia motorcycle accident victim law firm client suffered a pelvic fracture when a car hit his bike in Virginia Beach. The injury left him hospitalized for several days and then on nearly three months of doctor-ordered bed rest at home.

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Key Legal Strategy

The collision happened on day that our Virginia personal injury law firm client and witnesses described as “perfect,” with the sun shining and relatively light traffic. The at-fault driver, on the other hand, was characterized in the police accident report as operating “without regard to the safety of others.”

The lengthy hospital stay and months of home confinement cost our client an entire fiscal quarter of wages. He also suffered considerable mental and emotional distress from being unable to perform daily activities, including, for a considerable period, getting up to use the restroom.

Presented with incontrovertible evidence of its policyholder’s responsibility for causing the car-motorcycle accident, the auto insurance company for the at-fault driver agreed to avoid trial and entered into settlement negotiations. That process resulted in our Virginia personal injury client receiving a total settlement of $150,000 for medical expenses, lost earnings and pain and suffering.

We take a special interest in helping motorcycle riders hold negligent and reckless drivers accountable for hitting and hurting them. Driver must share the road responsibly and respectfully with motorcyclists, bicyclists and pedestrians. When drivers fail to do so, we step up to represent crash victims in their Virginia personal injury insurance claims and civil lawsuits.

Court and Date: Virginia Beach Circuit Court, Virginia Beach, VA

Staff: Staff attorney