$3.83 Million Jury Verdict in Motorcyclist Injury by Improper Turning Motor Vehicle

Anthony Ellis, 21, was on a highway driving his motorcycle when he entered an intersection.  Emily Trevino was driving in the opposite direction and waiting to make a turn. She turned left in front of Ellis.

Ellis’s motorcycle and Trevino’s car collided and Ellis was thrown into a ditch. He suffered multiple fractures, including to his finger, toes, arm and left knee. He was hospitalized and underwent surgery followed by a course of physical therapy.

Ellis had planned to join the military but is now unable to do so because of his injuries. His medical expenses approached $208,000 with his past lost income of $9,300. Ellis sued Trevino, alleging that she made an improper turn.

The jury agreed, signing a verdict in Ellis’s favor for more than $3.83 million.

At trial, Ellis’s attorneys presented experts in accident reconstruction and life care planning.

The attorneys successfully handling this lawsuit for Anthony Ellis were Stephanie Miles, Brandon Cathey and Casey Gartland.

Ellis v. Trevino, No. 17-CA-003495 (Fla. Cir. Ct. Hillsborough County).

Kreisman Law Offices has been handling truck accident cases, motorcycle injury lawsuits, wrongful death cases, catastrophic injury lawsuits and bicycle accident lawsuits for individuals, families and loved ones who have been injured, harmed or killed by the carelessness or negligence of another for more than 40 years in and around Chicago, Cook County and its surrounding areas, including Homewood, Park Forest, Willowbrook, Lynwood, South Holland, Crestwood, Hickory Hills, Countryside, LaGrange Highlands, LaGrange Park, Oak Brook, Berkeley, Villa Park, Franklin Park, Streamwood, Glenview, Northbrook, Chicago (Rogers Park, West Ridge, Kilbourn Park, Kelvyn Park, Belmont Gardens, Villa District, Horner Park, Ravenswood Gardens, Albany Park, Lincoln Square, Wolcott Gardens, Uptown, Arcadia Terrace, Peterson Park, Pulaski Park, West India, Edgewater Glen, Magnolia Glen, Edgewater Beach, Bowmanville, Winnemac, Sheridan Park), Mount Prospect, Glencoe, Winnetka, Morton Grove, Skokie, Prospect Heights, Mount Prospect, Deerfield, Highwood, Half Day, Des Plaines, Rosemont, Schiller Park, River Grove, Franklin Park and Western Springs, Ill.

Robert D. Kreisman has been an active member of the Illinois and Missouri bars since 1976.

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