Motorcycle Accident $275,000 Settlement

Lowell Hale Steiger

Practice Area:Motorcycle Accident

Outcome:$275,000

Description:This case is one wherein my client, Bobby, suffered serious injuries as a result of a car (driven by Theresa) making a u-turn in front of him while he drove his motorcycle at a safe speed. In particular, he suffered a degloving injury to his right leg which necessitated a painful skin graft and had left him with a large permanent scar. The police listed the primary collision factor as a violation of California Vehicle Code §22102 by Theresa. The code states that "No person in a business district shall make a U-turn, except at an intersection, or on a divided highway where an opening has been provided in accordance with Section 21651. This turning movement shall be made as close as practicable to the extreme left-hand edge of the lanes moving in the driver's direction of travel immediately prior to the initiation of the turning movement, when more than one lane in the direction of travel is present." Here's how Bobby discovered his gruesome injury: “I felt around my body and thought I was okay at first. I didn’t notice any problems. Then I reached to touch my leg, and I felt that it was very small. So I looked down, and I saw it, and I was actually holding the bone in my leg. It was completely torn open. I think the term that the EMT’s used was ‘degloving.’ It was completely torn open, and my hand was inside my leg..." Theresa's insurance company accepted liability (they agreed that it was Theresa's fault).

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