The motorcyclist plaintiff stopped for a red light at an intersection beside a police officer. While the police officer was admiring the motorcycle, it was hit from behind. The impact tossed the plaintiff into the intersection, where the motorcycle landed on his lower legs. The plaintiff sustained a fracture at T12 and damage to neck ligaments.
When injured in a highway traffic accident, this plaintiff went to court to resolve liability for the accident. When the trial was over and the jury’s award was calculated, this plaintiff had to ask if it was worth going to court.
The plaintiff, a man aged 40 years, was driving on an Interstate highway in heavy traffic. His vehicle was rear-ended by another vehicle driven by the defendant. The plaintiff argued that the defendant failed to maintain a proper distance between cars and to keep an appropriate look at the road and other vehicles. Plaintiff’s claim was that this amounted to negligence. [Read more…]