Motorcycle Accident Results in Wrongful Death - Los Angeles Personal Injury Lawyers Achieve Trial Verdict of $2 Million
We felt proud to be personal injury lawyers when in a motorcycle vs. car accident in Los Angeles County, we achieved a verdict for over $2 million for a mother who lost her almost 30 year old son. Nothing can replace a loved one when a wrongful death occurs, but obtaining compensation is our way of achieving justice and holding people/businesses responsible for the consequences of their actions.
At the time of the incident, our client's son was operating a motorcylce through a traffic controlled intersection, when suddenly, after the light had turned yellow, a driver of an SUV negligently turned left in front of him. The ensuing collision resulted in the death of our client's son.
The driver of the SUV had an insurance policy with Allstate insurance Company that had limits of $100,000 per person. However, Allstate did not offer to pay the policy limits because it relied on a police report that was clearly riddled with errors.
As experienced trial attorneys, we knew the right experts to hire to examine and analyze the scene photographs, the physical evidence left at the scene, and the vehicles involved in the collision. They were able to uncover, and help us prove at trial, that the police were mistaken in their determination as to how the incident occurred. We proved to the jury, that the evidence was clear that the SUV raced to beat the red light, began its left turn before even fully reaching the intersection, crossing over the double yellow lines, and giving our client no chance to percieve and react to his turning manuever.
Working with an animation firm, we were able to re-create the incident so that the jury could see what really happened.
Ultimately, we prevailed over the defense, and the jury awarded $2 million to our client to compensate her for the loss of her son's love, companionship, affection, care, comfort, assistance, protection, affection, society and moral support (otherwise known as wrongful death damages).
Allstate ultimately paid the whole verdict (plus interest) despite the fact that its insured only had a $100,000 policy with it, presumably because Allstate recognized that it may face a potential insurance bad faith action brought by its insured for unreasonably refusing to settle the case within the policy limits when it had an opportunity to do so.
We were proud to have played a part in bringing justice to our client.