A 53-year-old motorcycle rider was cut off by a driver on the freeway causing him to fall and severely fracture his ankle which required surgery. The client worked for the County of Riverside as a psychiatric facility technician and was off work for over six months. Initially the insurance carrier for the other party denied the claim as it alleged that the client was “splitting lanes”, which in California is actually legal. Russell & Lazarus initiated an investigation and obtained witness statements which were sufficient to convince the insurance company to accept liability. Although the client had a good recovery, with the only residual issue being a slight deformity and discoloration of his ankle, the claim resolved for $300,000 soon after the lawsuit was filed.
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