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May

$500,000 Settlement in Motorcycle Accident Case

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Austin Roads

Loewy Law Firm settled a policy limits case for an Austin man who was badly injured while riding a motorcycle on Bee Caves Road.

Our client, the motorcyclist, was pulling out of a Walgreens parking lot. He was blindsided by an elderly driver who was speeding past and could not slow down in time. The collision threw our client off of his motorcycle. Thankfully, he was wearing a helmet – a safety precaution that undoubtedly saved his life. However, he was catastrophically hurt, went to the ER, and was unable to walk for three months.

We advocated for the injured motorcyclist and were able to obtain all available insurance proceeds in mediation. Since we were so successful up front, we did not have to take the case to trial.

When do you have to go to trial in a personal injury case? It is rare – in fact, 98% of cases settle in mediation. Many law firms, with this in mind, will sit on a file for months on end and let it go for much less than it is worth. We work each case with a trial mindset. This does two things: 1. The insurance companies do NOT want to try these cases. They are much more likely to work with us in mediation. 2. Our clients get quick results. We do not wait around for arbitrary deadlines; rather, we settle – in this case for policy limits – quickly.

May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month in Austin and around the country. Just last year, 455 people lost their lives in motorcycle accidents in Texas. The Texas Department of Transportation has kicked off a campaign called “Share the Road: Look Twice for Motorcyclists.”

The goal of the campaign is to raise safety awareness and reduce the number of motorcycle crashes in the state. Members of the Texas Department of Public Safety, Austin Police Department, Austin-Travis County EMS, and Texas Patriot Guard Riders are supporters of the campaign.

It is clear that no one leaves their home expecting to be involved in a collision that could possibly be life-altering for all involved. Driving with the understanding that we must all share the same roads is essential to everyone’s safety. The responsibility falls upon all drivers, not just those in cars, and not only those on motorcycles.

If you want to avoid a collision, obey the rules of the road. Adjust your driving habits so that you can move safely on congested streets. Don’t pass cars when it is not obviously safe to do so. If you are involved in an accident, you may be entitled to compensation.

Call us today for a free consultation. We are here to not only fight for your rights, but to get your case resolved quickly so that you can heal and get back to your quality of life. Call us today.

Expenses – $4,209.10
Net to Client – $295,790.90