In August 2020, our client was riding his Harley on Old Hickory Boulevard in Hendersonville, Tennessee. Traveling in the opposite direction of our client was a rideshare vehicle with passengers. As the rideshare vehicle approached our client, the rideshare driver suddenly and without warning made a left hand turn. The rideshare driver negligently turned directly into the path of our client making impact with our client’s motorcycle.
Our client was equipped with a DOT safety helmet, which likely saved his life. However, he sustained severe injuries including multiple organ injuries and multiple fractures to his upper and lower body. It was clear that his recovery would be long and difficult. And, at just 17 years old, how do you ensure his injury rights are protected?
With severe injuries and ongoing medical treatment our client’s parents called Weir & Kestner Injury Lawyers to help with the rideshare insurance company. Attorneys Tony Kestner and Joe Weir personally met with them in our Smyrna, Tennessee office. There are always lots of questions and anxiety early on in an injury case. Our goal, as it always is, was to minimize the stress and reassure the family we would take care of them. We told our client to just focus on his recovery and that we would take care of the rest.
Weir & Kestner Injury Lawyers immediately began investigating the rideshare accident. We placed the rideshare insurance carrier on notice that specific evidence needed to be preserved. Additionally, the investigation revealed the rideshare driver was distracted at the time of the accident. The rideshare driver’s actions constituted a reckless disregard for the safety of the general public.
Using the results of the investigation, Weir & Kestner Injury Lawyers aggressively executed a precise litigation strategy and prosecuted the claim to the fullest extent of the law. With the stress of dealing with the insurance company gone, our client made an amazing recovery. After nearly two years of litigation, we successfully negotiated a seven-figure settlement.