A motorcyclist was riding behind a car driven by the defendant who was a car dealership employee. The defendant driver suddenly made a U-turn, causing the motorcyclist to catapult over the car’s hood.
The plaintiff motorcyclist suffered multiple fractures, including a wrist fracture that required surgery.
The medical expenses for the motorcyclist were $55,000. He was an automotive technician but is now unable to return to his job. He had been earning about $60,000 per year.
In a lawsuit filed by the motorcycle rider, it was alleged that the U-turn was improper or illegal and caused the crash. The defendant argued that before the crash, another driver had pulled out in front of him causing him to veer left and that the plaintiff motorcycle rider had to speed up to get around the defendant’s car. Before trial, the parties settled in confidence, without revealing their names, for the total amount of $375,000. The attorney expertly representing Mr. Doe, the motorcyclist who was severely injured, was Daniel M. Hodes.
Doe v. Roe, Confidential Docket, No. (Cal. Super. Ct. San Diego County, March 25, 2015).
Kreisman Law Offices has been handling car accident cases, truck accident cases, motorcycle accident cases, catastrophic injury cases and bicycle accident cases for individuals and families who have been injured or killed by the negligence of another for more than 40 years, in and around Chicago, Cook County and its surrounding areas, including Schaumburg, Park Ridge, Vernon Hills, Wheeling, Buffalo Grove, Rolling Meadows, Oakbrook Terrace, Palos Park, Hinsdale, Oak Forest, Oak Park and Oak Lawn, Ill.
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