Motorcycle Accident Settles for over $1M at Mediation

Ms. Sholtz, while riding on the back of her husband’s Harley Davidson, was found lying in a ditch by Medic One after a collision with a Volvo, driven by the Defendant, who was ticketed for failure to yield in an intersection (RCW 46.61.400).  Seven surgeries later, including a bone graft to save her leg, Ms. Sholtz continued to require assistance in walking on uneven surfaces.  She will never have full range of motion in her left ankle again.  The case was filed under Cause No. 06-2-10016-4. After a low insurance offer of only $300k, the case was taken to mediation where a settlement agreement was reached for $1,150,000.  Although Attorney Bill Coats has successfully represented many motorcycle crash victims, he was not involved in this case.

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