NEW YORK PERSONAL INJURY LAWYER FROM LK OBTAINS A $4.25 MILLION SETTLEMENT FOR A MOTORCYCLIST WHO WAS HIT BY A TRUCK AND, AS A RESULT, SUSTAINED SEVERE PERSONAL INJURIES, INCLUDING PERMANENT NEUROLOGICAL INJURIES WITH CONFINEMENT TO WHEELCHAIR OR WALKER.
NEW YORK, New York, July 30, 2010 – New York personal injury lawyer from Levy Konigsberg LLP obtained a $4.25 million settlement for a 46-year old motorcyclist who was catastrophically injured when he was struck by a truck that made an illegal left hand turn on 11th Avenue in New York City.
The motor vehicle accident occurred on a busy intersection, where the truck driver failed to yield the right of way to oncoming traffic. Although the motorcyclist tried to “lay down” the bike in an attempt to avoid the collision, he was forcefully struck by the truck and rendered unconscious at the scene. He was taken by ambulance to a nearby hospital, where surgery was required to repair spinal fractures. After months of rehabilitation, he remained confined to a wheelchair or walker, with substantial and permanent neurological injuries.
Defendant truck company contended that the motorcyclist caused the accident because he was speeding and missed an opportunity to safely avoid striking the truck. However, during the discovery process, it became apparent that the truck driver had a long record of similar prior accidents, which were known to his employer, who disciplined the driver, but did not take him off the force.
The personal injury lawsuit was settled for $4.25 million at mediation shortly prior to trial.
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