Lowe Scott Fisher Wins $2.3 Million in Motorcycle Injury Settlement

February 27, 2014

Partner and lead counsel Ryan Fisher of Lowe Scott Fisher obtained a $2.3 million Motorcycle Injury settlement for an elderly couple that was seriously injured in a motorcycle accident in Huron County.

In June 2010, a 71-year-old man and his 73-year-old wife were traveling in a three-wheeled Harley-Davidson® motorcycle along a rural road in Huron County in the early afternoon. While passing through an intersection, a man driving an SUV failed to see the motorcycle and rolled through the stop sign on the cross street. As the motorcycle slammed into the side of the SUV, the impact caused both plaintiffs to be thrown from their bike. They were both wearing helmets at the time. No drugs or alcohol were involved.

As a result of the Motorcycle Injury, the husband suffered several broken bones and internal injuries that required multiple surgeries, as well as several hospital admissions and inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation. Due to his severely limited mobility, he spends most of his time in a wheelchair and can only walk short distances using a walker. The wife also suffered broken bones that required surgery in addition to a traumatic brain injury. While the wife is still able to get around, her brain injury has left her with memory and speech problems.

Because of its demonstrated leadership in the areas of motorcycle and motor vehicle accidents, product liability, personal injury and medical malpractice, Lowe Scott Fisher was called upon to represent the couple in a case against the driver of the SUV. The firm secured key evidence by obtaining security camera footage from a store on the corner that captured the accident on tape.

“To help build the case, we contacted our clients’ physicians and prompted them to provide detailed reports describing the extent of the injuries as well as the medical prognosis,” revealed Fisher. “Based on our work with other victims of motor vehicle accidents and traumatic brain injuries, we knew that hiring life care experts to provide a supplemental evaluation of our clients’ current and future health management needs was vital to securing the maximum compensation.”

Fisher recently settled the case for $2.3 million. In addition to an upfront cash payout, the couple will also receive a portion of the compensation as a structured settlement so that they are guaranteed regular payments in the future for the Motorcycle Injury.

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