Unfair as it may be, motorcyclists are often assumed to be at fault by a public who has been exposed the media’s portrayal of ‘bikers’. The insurance companies know this and seek to use it to their advantage when negotiating an accident case involving a motorcyclist. Catherine Montiel recently faced this hurdle.
Our client, was a hard-working family man who also happened to be a motorcyclist. When he was struck and injured by a motor vehicle he retained an attorney who referred the case to this office. Rather than capitulating to the biases against motorcyclists, Catherine stood her ground and negotiated hard on behalf of the client. Her tenacity paid off when she obtained a settlement of over $450,000 on behalf of her client.