Seriously Injured Moped Driver Settles Case

Dirk J. Derrick
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South Carolina Lawyer Dirk Derrick helps victims recover from car accidents, personal injury & wrongful death.

On 44th Avenue North in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, a car traveling south attempted to turn left onto Boxwood Street. The car failed to yield the right of way to an oncoming moped during daylight hours, and the motorcycle hit the right front fender and wheel area of the car in a devastating crash.

The young man driving the moped was critically injured and rushed to Grand Strand Regional Hospital. Although conscious when EMS arrived, medical records indicate he may have lost consciousness and did sustain a brain injury. He also suffered fractures in his leg and multiple internal injuries.

After an extended stay at the hospital, the young man was released with medical bills totaling over $700,000.

The Derrick Law Firm investigated many angles of this motorcycle accident case as the defense and insurance company attempted to delay paying out insurance funds. Accident attorneys at The Derrick Law Firm argued that the young man did not contribute to the accident as the officer on scene wrote on the accident report. The at-fault vehicle did not yield the right of way and claimed they could not/did not see the young man on the motorcycle because his headlight was not lit. According to daylight records, weather, and law, it was still daylight at the time of the accident and law did not require vehicles at that time to turn on their headlights. In addition to that, the motorcycle was neon green in color which is very visible to the eye.

In this case, multiple insurance policies were available to obtain the full value of damages including liability and underinsured motorist coverage policies. The Derrick Law Firm was able to reach a settlement of $1,718,000.

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