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Motorcyclist Blamed for Accident with Truck Recovers $245,000

Motorcyclist Blamed for Accident with Truck Recovers $245,000

Posted By The Dunnion Law Firm || 10-Jun-2011

On the morning of 6/30/2009 a young man laid off from his job as an air conditioning mechanic with on his way to do some part time work for a friend as an auto detail man. He never got to the job. Driving south on Blackstone Ave, he moved to the turn lane of McKinley. He was wearing a short sleeved shirt, long pants and a full helmet. He was an experienced motorcycle rider have done so for his entire life since approximately age 7 or 8. Even this could not save him from a pick up truck that suddenly turned into his path. He revved his engine to make his exhaust pipes sound as loud as possible. The pick up driver still did not see him. He slammed on the brakes of his motorcycle and laid it down. He slid into the truck with the motorcycle on its side. The pick up sustained minor right front damage. The motorcyclist had a sprained right knee. The police came to the scene and talked to the witnesses. They all said they heard the revving engine and the motorcyclist must have been speeding. The officer blamed the motorcyclist for driving too fast for conditions. It was then that he knew he needed aggressive counsel and hired The Dunnion Law Firm. The attorneys took action and hired experts that set the record straight and showed the motorcyclist was not speeding. The witnesses simply took the loud pipes to mean speeding. With the record corrected and the police agreeing that there was no proof of speed the defendants insurance carrier ask for mediation. Notwithstanding that the motorcyclist had a minimal $15,000.00 policy on his bike the defendants insurance carrier paid him $245,000.00 to dismiss his law suit brought by The Dunnion Law Firm.

Categories: Motorcycle Accident