Our client was riding his motorcycle when the Defendant, who was in her 90s, crossed over the center line of a two-lane country road and struck him in a side-swipe type of collision. The collision caused severe damages to his left leg, including multiple compound fractures and the loss of a significant amount of flesh from his leg. He also had a broken bone in his arm, but the leg was by far the most severe injury. He was then forced to undergo painful wound care for nearly six months with open wounds on his leg (the bone was actually still exposed to the air that entire time) in an attempt to grow new tissue to cover the exposed wounds. The woundcare was ultimately unsuccessful, and they ended up amputating his left leg above the knee. He was a truck driver and lost his ability to drive a truck, which he loved doing. The accident completely upended his life, causing him emotional and physical trauma which he will have to deal with for the rest of his life
The at-fault party’s insurance company would not give our client a fair offer to we prepared for trial, deposing all witnesses and bringing in our own expert witnesses. We argued our client’s case in front a jury and won, with our client being awarded $14,000,000 in total damages. The other side tried to have the judgement overturned and get a new trial, but they were unsuccessful and our client’s right to compensation for his pain and suffering was upheld.