motorcycleThe road can be a dangerous place for motorcyclists. Motorcycles are less noticeable than cars, and people often unconsciously fail to see an oncoming motorcycle when looking both ways at an intersection. Various campaigns have attempted to help curb this problem and inform the public that they should keep their eyes open for motorcycles, but awareness only goes so far in preventing accidents. Regardless, motorcyclists have the same rights to the road as drivers and are entitled to the same protections under the law when recuperating damages from an accident.

In a recent case, our client was riding his motorcycle at night in a small college town near Kansas City. He was an experienced motorcyclist and had been riding, without incident, since he was old enough to get his license. As he made his way through an intersection, a vehicle driven by a pizza delivery driver pulled out in front of him. Not having the time to react, our client was thrown into the delivery vehicle and suffered two broken legs.

After filing a lawsuit, the defendants (the driver and the owners of the mom and pop pizza chain) claimed that there was only a $25,000 policy that applied to our client’s injuries. The pizza chain claimed that there was no more coverage, and threatened, that because they were cash poor and heavily leveraged, that they would declare bankruptcy and discharge whatever judgement we might obtain.

Further investigation in discovery revealed an insurance policy that we believed offered coverage after we analyzed it. The insurance company denied there was coverage, but ultimately ended up paying a confidential settlement to our client that was significantly larger than the $25,000 policy.

At The Pottenger Law Firm LLC, our Kansas City personal injury lawyers are dedicated to fighting for the rights of accident victims. We understand the unique challenges faced by individuals who have suffered a serious injury because of someone else’s negligence. We know the costs—financial, physical, and emotional—that victims and their families are left facing.

You and your family should not be held responsible for the considerable expenses associated with medical care, lost wages, and more. Our compassionate and experienced Kansas City personal injury attorneys may be able to help you get the financial compensation you deserve. To discuss your case with us in more detail, contact us today for a free consultation by calling (816) 531-6006.