$72,956 – The at-fault driver left 75 feet of black tire marks prior to striking the rear of our motorcyclist client as he sat at the signal on Springfield at Safford in Rockford, Illinois, waiting to make a left turn.

Policy Limit Settlement. The at-fault driver left 75 feet of black tire marks prior to striking the rear of our motorcyclist client as he sat at the signal on Springfield at Safford in Rockford, Illinois, waiting to make a left turn. It is noted in the medical records that our client was wearing protective gear at the time of the collision. During the collision his right foot caught on his hand brake as he was thrown backwards onto the hood of the other driver’s vehicle. He sustained injuries to his hip, upper leg, knee, lower leg, ankle, foot and great toe. A CT scan of the thoracic spine showed a superior endplate compression fracture of L1 and a possible superior endplate compression fracture of T11. His medicals were a little over $18,000 and his wage loss was almost $13,000. He settled with the at-fault driver with Progressive for the policy limit of $25,000; and with his own underinsured motorist policy with State Farm for $47,956.