A Mulvey, Cornell & Mulvey Client that was injured in a motorcycle accident recently received a settlement of $45,000. Our client was driving his motorcyle down Route 1 South in Seabrook, NH when he was sideswiped by another vehicle. The driver of the other vehicle acted negligently in that she failed to keep a proper lookout and failed to yield the right of way to our client.
Fortunately, our client saw the other driver pulling out at the last minute and was able to steer his motorcycle so as to minimize the impact. As a result of the accident, our client sustained a concussion along with injuries to his neck, back, and right shoulder. Immediately following the accident, our client missed 4 days of work due to his injuries. Our client received chiropractic treatment and physical therapy to help alleviate the pain in his neck, back and right shoulder. After approximately 4 months of treatment, our client was feeling much better and was discharged from both chiropractic care and physical therapy. Medical bills for the treatment totaled approximately $8,000.
In addition to the pain and suffering, lost wages, and medical bills, our client suffered a loss of enjoyment of life as a result of this accident. Due to his injuries he was unable to ride his motorcycle for several months and many of the activities of daily living were painful.
The defense admitted liability but contested the damages. They argued that because our client had a pre-existing shoulder injury, many of the medical bills and injuries were not related to the accident. In the end, we were able to secure a letter from our client's medical providers that directly linked the accident with all of his injuries and the defense was forced to concede that it was responsible for all the injuries. As a result, our client received a favorable settlement that fairly compensated him for this accident.