Motorcycle Accident Settled for $375,000

Automobile Collided With Motorcycle

An automobile failed to yield right of way, colliding with our client, a motorcyclist.

In January 2016, Seth T. Weinstein, Esq., co-director at Sokoloff & Weinstein, P.A., resolved a car versus motorcycle collision. Mr. Weinstein’s client, a middle aged, long-standing United States Postal Employee was struck, as a non-helmet wearing motorcycle driver, by an automobile operator, who failed to yield right of way.

The victim of this motorcycle accident sustained multiple lacerations, hematomas and contusions to his head, which required stitches. He also sustained injuries to his torso, genitals and testicles, aggravation of pre-existing cervical and lumbar disc herniations, and a concussion along with post-concussive syndrome.

Additionally, the motorcycle driver suffered bilateral hearing deficiencies greater in one ear than the other, which required a corrective hearing aid. The case was settled for a sum of $375,000.00.

What are some common motorcycle accident injuries?

Attorney Seth Weinstein explains what are some common motorcycle injuries

Video Transcript

When someone is involved in a motorcycle accident because there’s no seat belts, airbags, or protective compartment around the motorcycle driver, a motorcycle victim will typically make contact with the road or be thrown from the motorcycle itself. These can involve mild injuries like road rash, contusions, lacerations, scrapes, bumps, bruises, but more often than not, we see traumatic head injuries. These can be concussions, post-concussive syndrome, we’ve had clients who’ve lost eye sight, who’ve lost the sense of smell and who have even lost the sense of hearing from direct trauma with the road.