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Victim of Motorcycle Crash Receives $1 Million Settlement


Amount: $1 million

Injuries alleged: Severe orthopedic injuries

Case name: Withheld

Court: Wake County Superior Court

Case No.: Withheld

Date of settlement: June 1

Special damages: $245,000

Most helpful experts: Rod Rich of Research Engineers in Raleigh (videography)

Attorneys for plaintiff: Ben Whitley and Bob Whitley of the Whitley Law Firm in Raleigh

Attorneys for defendant: Withheld


In December of 2018, a motorcyclist traveling on State Road 11-1101 crashed into a tow truck that suddenly pulled in front of him. The force of the collision caused the plaintiff to be thrown from his bike, causing very serious orthopedic injuries.

From these injuries, the plaintiff had to undergo multiple surgeries as well as significant rehabilitation to mitigate their severity. Furthermore, the motorcyclist now has trouble walking and cannot continue working at his previous job.

In discussion with the tow truck driver’s commercial liability insurance company, our attorneys were able to secure the full limit of the defendant’s insurance policy of $1 Million. After the settlement, the plaintiff’s healthcare provider filed a medical lien against the settlement proceeds, requesting $7 million for medical expenses. However, after negotiations with the provider, that amount was reduced to $245,000.

If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident, the skilled and compassionate attorneys at The Whitley Law Firm could fight for the compensation you deserve. Contact our office today for a complimentary case evaluation.