Motorcycle riders have the same rights to the road as anyone else.  Unfortunately, a pick-up driver didn’t think so and pulled out from a stop sign directly in front of our client, who was on his Harley Davidson enjoying a beautiful summer day in Binghamton in Broome County.   Our client, who was retired, tried to avoid the crash by laying down his bike, but the truck kept going and ran him over.  The police issued a ticket to the pick-up driver for failing to yield the right of way.  Not surprisingly, our client had multiple broken bones and required several surgeries.  Initially, the insurance company tried to blame our client for being on a motorcycle and only offered a small portion of the insurance policy.  We let the insurance company know we would not stop until they offered the full amount of the balance of their $1,000,000 policy.  After property damage payments, there was only $979,000 left, which was offered well before trial.  The case was handled by Trial Partner Victoria Lightcap and Managing Partner Andrew Finkelstein.