My client was riding a motorcycle and pulled out onto the roadway from a tavern and was hit broadside by a car. As a result of the accident, my client’s lower leg had to be amputated.
I was able to determine that the car had $100,000 of liability insurance available and was able to obtain a settlement for my client of that amount.
The reason for the settlement was the fact that while most of the fault was on the part of my client, I was able to prove that the car was traveling above the posted speed limit and that the speed was evidence of a small amount of comparative fault or negligence on the car driver’s part.
This case is an example of the fact that an injured person can be mainly at fault in an accident and still recover a settlement for personal injuries.