Client Riding Motorcycle Hit by Drunk Driver and Loses Leg- $2,000,000 Judgment
Earlier today I was contacted by a new client who was hit while riding his motorcycle. It wasn’t his fault and his injuries are serious. We should be able to help.
The facts of his collision are similar to a motorcycle accident case we handled a few years ago. Here are the facts…
Client Loses Leg After Being Hit While Safely Riding His Motorcycle
Our client was out for a relaxing late morning motorcycle ride on the winding Big Bear highway near Big Bear, California. He was doing everything right.
He was riding his motorcycle at a safe speed and in a very careful fashion. He was alert and cautious always watching for “the other guy”.
Without warning, a vehicle coming downhill and from the opposite direction crossed over the double yellow center lines and struck our client from the side. Our client sustained major injuries which included left side injuries, head trauma and a severed left leg just below the hip.
The driver who caused this collision was arrested and prosecuted criminally and convicted of violating California Vehicle Code 23153(A) which is driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. As a result of his conviction, the defendant was also ordered to serve jail time and also pay restitution to our client.
Most of you know that I’ve been riding and racing motorcycles for most of my life. And if you follow my blog posts, you also know that I have zero tolerance for negligent drivers who cause motorcycle accidents and injuries.
We took our passion for riding and focused it towards helping this injured client. At the same time the criminal case went forward, we filed a civil case against the careless driver and aggressively litigated the matter. Eventually, before trial, we were able to obtain a $2,000,000 settlement and stipulated judgment for our client.
Here’s a short video about this case…