Bachus & Schanker, LLC Helps Motorcyclist Recover $500,000

Grant M. has always been an active athlete, devoting his time to running, skiing, hiking, generally enjoying the Colorado outdoors. On September 21, 2005, however, his life changed forever in a Motorcycle Accident.

At approximately 7:30 a.m., Grant was driving his Harley motorcycle in Louisville, when a driver traveling the opposite direction turned left in front of him without looking. Grant tried to avoid the crash, however, after slamming on his breaks, he skidded approximately 53 feet, hit the passenger side of the vehicle, and was thrown up and over the vehicle, hitting his head and shoulder on the windshield. Grant was flown by helicopter to St. Anthony’s Central Hospital, where he received emergency treatment for multiple lacerations to his face and body, a fracture to his ankle, a closed head injury and a fractured wrist. Grant remained in the hospital for eight days and underwent ankle surgery prior to being removed to Boulder Community Hospital for 5 days of inpatient rehabilitation.

Grant has spent the last year and a half undergoing extensive rehabilitation and cognitive therapy. He endured a separate wrist surgery and dental surgery for injuries sustained in the crash, as well as short term memory loss and cognitive problems. He was out of work for two months after the crash, and then was laid off from his job as a master electronics technician shortly after his return. Due to his determination and rigorous rehabilitation program, however, Grant has made a remarkable recovery. He has resumed running and other activities, and he is working diligently to improve his cognitive abilities and memory recall.

The attorneys at Bachus & Schanker, LLC were able to negotiate a settlement with the at-fault driver and Grant’s Underinsured Motorist carrier for $500,000.00. Additionally, Bachus & Schanker, LLC worked with Grant to have vocational rehabilitation and neurological evaluations conducted to determine his future work abilities and cognitive therapy.

As a result of this settlement, Grant now has the resources to continue his remarkable recovery and therapy, and potentially pursue retraining education in physics or engineering. “These are tremendous results for both Brian and Grant.” Schanker said. “Our goal in every case is to ensure that wrong-doers are held accountable for their actions and to help our clients ensure they will have the necessary resources to recover and take care of themselves and their families. We wish the best for Brian and Grant as they continue their recovery and rebuild their lives after these serious collisions.”

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