Motorcyclist Struck By Vehicle Towing A Trailer

Settlement: Confidential | Sonoma County | Reed v. White Water Plumbing

Because of the heroic efforts of doctors at the University of California San Francisco, plaintiff underwent a total of 14 surgeries in order to save her leg, including a cadaver knee transplant and multiple muscle and vein grafts. Throughout the course of litigation, White Water Plumbing denied all responsibility for the accident, stating that their trailer made no contact with the motorcycle and that the owner of the plumbing company had no knowledge that the trailer had been loaned out. All the while, plaintiff argued that the defendant driver was in fact a permissive user of the trailer and should therefore be considered an additional insured under the plumbing company's insurance policies.