North Shore Physician Turns in front of Motorcycle Causing Broken Leg
In the summer of 2007, our client, Ken T., a US Customs official, was driving his motorcycle home in the North Shore of Boston at about 25 mph. Without any warning, a local doctor driving home from work, turned left in front of Ken T., who had to put down the bike to avoid a full collision. As a result of the accident, Ken T. suffered multiple leg fractures requiring surgery. The doctor’s report following surgery was there was a permanent loss of function to the leg.
The insurance company, without even having their doctor evaluate Ken T., concluded that “the plaintiff has recovered from his injuries” and made a minimal offer of settlement. Wherefore, we had to put Ken T.’s case in suit.
We had to aggressively pursue the case, including taking the video deposition of Ken T’s orthopedic surgeon. The doctor, in his testimony, stated that Ken T. was getting worse, and may need further surgery. Furthermore, Ken T. would have arthritis in the joints where the surgery was.
Once the insurance attorney reported the doctor’s testimony the insurance company, they finally offered their full insurance policy. Nevertheless, we held fast until the doctor’s umbrella insurance policy, held by another insurance company, kicked in sufficient funds to make the settlement acceptable.