A Long Wait for Motorcycle Crash Settlement

After decades of riding a motorcycle with relatively few injuries, Jackson was involved in a major accident that changed his life drastically in the blink of an eye.

Jackson and Dennis loved motorcycles and made it bit of a competition to see who had the best gear for their ride. They’d spend most weekends on the road, sightseeing and camping along the way. One hot spring day, Jackson and Dennis decided it was time to take in a sports car show a few miles up the street over their lunch hour. As it subsequently turned out, that wasn’t a good thing to do and Jackson wound up being in the wrong place at the wrong time.

On their way to the car show, Jackson and Dennis were driving down the street they needed to use to get to the sports arena where the show was being held. Unbeknownst to Jackson, Roberta was driving out of a parking garage on the south side of that same street and was going to make a left hand turn. Just down from the garage was an illegally parked U-Haul truck and it blocked the view she had of the street where she was exiting. Because she could not see oncoming traffic, she pulled out right in front of Jackson’s motorcycle.

Even though Jackson did hit his brakes, he laid down a skid mark of 32 feet. Unable to stop the bike in time, he T-boned it and was thrown, along with his bike, an additional 55 feet. Both bike and rider hit the pavement with an ugly crunching sound that left Jackson with amnesia, multiple bone fractures, paraplegia, and the loss of all sensory and motor functions from the waist down.

Since Jackson could not recall the events leading to his life-altering accident, the facts were pieced together through Dennis, an eyewitness and Roberta, the driver of the car that turned in front of Jackson. The upshot of the testimony of those three people established the fact that the posted speed limit was 30 mph. What was in dispute at Jackson’s trial to recover damages was what speed he was going prior to the accident. Was it between 30 to 35 mph as Dennis stated?
\Interestingly enough, the accident reconstruction specialist tried to make a point that Jackson was doing 54 mph, a testimony that fell apart after he admitted he’d been paid close to $90,000 for his services and testimony. Ultimately, the defendants didn’t contest the injuries, the jury ruled against Roberta as to the issue of liability. Subsequently, the defendant settled.

During the long, drawn out wait to get a fair verdict, Jackson had to deal with extra medical expenses; bills for therapy; renovations to his home to make it more accessible for his wheelchair; various medications to help him cope with his pain as a result of the multiple fractures; and every day bills that kept piling up.

Since Jackson lost his job as a welder, he was forced into a situation where his income was drastically reduced almost overnight, with no chance of ever being employed in the same line of work again.
Motorcycle crashes happen all too often and waiting for a case to be litigated may take a long time. However, the financial devastation that stalks cases like this may be prevented or at the very least, eased. Often a quick phone call will result in financial help.

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Daren Monroe writes for Litigation Funding Corp. To learn more about lawsuit funding and litigation funding, visit Litigationfundingcorp.com.

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