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Heartbreaking Paraplegia Caused By Driver Who Violated Right of Way

Firm’s Multiple, Six Figure Settlement with Personal Contribution from At Fault Owner – Urges carrying UM/UIM Coverage

In January of 2017, our client was simply on his way home on his motorcycle – with his headlight fully illuminated – traveling westbound on Lantana Road – just east of I-95 – when he was hit by a 2012 Hyundai Elantra. The Elantra driver wrongfully violated our client’s right of way by making a left turn in front of his motorcycle. (The Elantra was traveling eastbound on Lantana Road and made a left turn – to go north – into the shopping center shown below – (see the left side of the inserted photo below).

The young man was partially ejected from his motorcycle and sustained incapacitating injuries including paraplegia from his chest down. He was immediately rushed and treated at Delray Medical Center for months and followed-up with extensive In-patient Rehabilitation.

The Lantana Police investigated the crash and indicated that the driver of Elantra was at fault since our client had the right of way. Our client did nothing wrong in this crash sequence.

Due to the seriousness of our client’s injuries, Bodily Injury (BI) policy limits of the Elantra owner and driver were tendered and a personal, individual contribution from the owner to our client was obtained by Attorneys Jason J. Guari and Scott Perry.

Unfortunately, our client carried a limited amount of Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist UM/UIM coverage, and those limits were timely obtained by Murray Guari Trial Attorneys.

UM/UIM insurance is coverage available from your own insurance carrier for your injuries, medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering when someone causes you to be injured in a crash and that person either carries no Bodily Injury (BI) coverage or only a small amount of BI coverage. Remember in Florida, the law does not require anyone to carry any BI coverage.

Murray Guari Trial Attorneys urges everyone to purchase as much UM/UIM coverage as they can afford to protect themselves and their loved ones from being hurt through the fault of another and from being left with no avenue to seek fair compensation for their injuries.