$450,000 Settlement for Motorcycle AccidentOctober 1, 2015
Christopher L. Musmanno, Esq., Chair of the Personal Injury Department and Certified Civil Trial Attorney with the law firm of Einhorn, Harris, Ascher, Barbarito & Frost, P.C., Denville, NJ, announces a $450,000 settlement for injury from a motorcycle accident.
The plaintiff motorcyclist in his late 30s contended that the defendant driver negligently made a left hand turn into his path, causing the collision. The defendant did not see the plaintiff before the collision, in which the plaintiff was ejected from his motorcycle.
The plaintiff suffered a left comminuted intra articular angulated,displaced and shortened distal radius and ulna fracture/dislocation and a right distal radius fracture. He required both the use of an external fixation device and an open reduction/internal fixation on the left side and an ORIF on the right side.
The plaintiff was discharged and because of a complication of blood clots, required an additional hospitalization and required Heparin. The plaintiff continues to use Coumadin as an outpatient and contended that he will permanently be at risk for clotting.
The plaintiff made no future wage claims. The defendant had $1,000,000 in coverage.
In this motorcycle case, medical bills were not covered by PIP. The plaintiff was able to reduce the outstanding medical bills owed by him to approximately $9,000. The case then settled for $450,000.