$39 Million Jury Verdict in Motorcycle Injury Case

Hussein Agiz was driving his motorcycle through a commercial warehousing complex owned by Heller Industrial Parks when a vehicle driven by Jonathan Bonilla struck Agiz. He was 18 years old.

Bonilla was drag racing at the time of the crash. Agiz sustained severe injuries, which included a brain contusion and amputation of his right arm and leg. He required eleven surgeries.

Agiz sued Bonilla and Heller Industrial Parks. Agiz claimed that drag racing occurred regularly within the complex as evidenced by multiple police reports over several years before the crash.

A jury signed a verdict for more than $6.6 million, apportioning liability at 60% to Bonilla and 40% to Heller Industrial Parks. In addition, the jury included in this verdict approximately $2.3 million for Agiz’s pain and suffering.

Counsel for Agiz filed a post-judgment motion arguing that the jury had violated the court’s instructions by reducing the plaintiff’s pain and suffering damages to present cash value.

The court granted the plaintiff a new trial on non-economic damages only.

The jury then signed a verdict in favor of Agiz for $39 million for pain and suffering.

The attorneys successfully representing Agiz at this trial were Bruce H. Nagel and Andrew L. O’Connor.

Agiz v. Bonilla, No. MID-L-4520-13 (N.J. Super. Ct. Middlesex County).

Kreisman Law Offices has been handling motorcycle accident lawsuits, truck accident cases, car accident lawsuits, pedestrian injury cases and catastrophic injury 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 Deerfield, Arlington Heights, Itasca, Inverness, Long Grove, Wheeling, University Park, Naperville, Chicago (Back of the Yards, Little Italy, Greek Town, Chinatown, Lake Calumet, South Shore, Hegewisch), Palatine, Palos Park, Calumet City, South Holland and Blue Island, Ill.

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