Settlement Reached for Injured MotorcyclistLast updated on: January 31, 2020
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The Client: L.G.
The Case: Motorcyclist Injured After Motor Vehicle Collision
The Injuries: Bone bruising in right leg; Road rash to arms and legs; Torn rotator cuff in right shoulder
Case Result: Settlement reached in favor of L.G.
MOTORCYCLIST STRUCK BY CAR IN AUSTIN, TX
One morning, our client was riding his motorcycle westbound on Brushy Creek Road in Austin, Texas. As he approached the intersection of Brushy Creek Road and Vista Ridge Boulevard, he proceeded straight on a green light in the far right lane of Brushy Creek Road.
At approximately the same time, another driver made a right-hand turn at a red light to head westbound on Brushy Creek Road, and entered the far right lane in front of oncoming traffic and our client’s motorcycle.
As our client attempted to move into the middle lane to avoid a collision, the other driver did as well, and the two vehicles collided. Our client was thrown from his motorcycle and sustained numerous injuries.
Our attorney argued that our client’s injuries were the direct result of the negligent actions of the other driver, including:
- Failing to yield the right-of-way;
- Maintaining an unsafe distance from other vehicles;
- Keeping an improper lookout;
- Traveling at an unreasonable speed given the circumstances;
- Making an untimely and improper application of his brakes;
- Exhibiting inadequate driver attention;
- Driving distracted;
- Taking improper evasive actions to avoid the collision; and
- Choosing to violate safety rules
This case settled in litigation, and our client received compensation for:
- medical expenses;
- future medical treatment;
- emotional distress;
- pain and suffering; and
- physical impairment;
A Message from L.G.
‘I called multiple firms before Zinda, and what made me decide on Zinda was that they actually seemed concerned. A lot of the other firms all just wanted the information and didn’t really care too much about anything else. When on the phone with Zinda and every meeting, they always asked about my personal life, how I was doing, and they got to know me and made me feel comfortable with the whole process.‘‘L.G.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Below are some frequently asked questions related to motorcycle accidents
Q: How long do I have to file a case after my accident?
A: Usually the amount of time you have to file a personal injury lawsuit would be two years from the date you suffered the injury or the date of the accident. This may differ depending on where you live and what the laws in your state are.
Q: What compensation may I seek?
A: If you were injured in an accident, the compensation you may be entitled to can include:
- medical expenses;
- future medical expenses;
- lost wages;
- future lost wages;
- loss of future earning capacity; and
- pain and suffering and emotional distress.
As this is not a definitive list, speak with an attorney to find out more about the compensation to which you may be entitled.
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