Posted On: April 6, 2012 by Moseley Collins

Sacramento Injury Lawsuit Results After Motorcycle and Car Crash

The following blog entry is written to illustrate an example of an injury case. Reviewing this kind of lawsuit should help potential plaintiffs and clients better understand how parties in personal injury cases present such issues to the court.

(Please also note: the names and locations of all parties have been changed to protect the confidentiality of the participants in this motorcycle accident lawsuit and its proceedings.)

CASE INFORMATION
FACTS/CONTENTIONS
According to court records: On July 21, 2007, at 10:40 a.m., plaintiff Larry Burt was operating his motorcycle west on California Road, east of Placerville in an unincorporated section of Placer County, California.

Defendant Wallas Tames, a resident of California, drove a pickup truck with a trailer east on California Road and collided with plaintiff's motorcycle. Defendant said he crossed over the center line in a curve and sideswiped plaintiff.

Plaintiff alleged defendant was negligent.

Defendant conceded liability and defendant would not argue comparative fault.

CLAIMED INJURIES
According to court records:
Leg fracture; degloving injury to knee; knee replacement surgery.

CLAIMED DAMAGES
According to court records:
$50,000 past medical; $25,000 to $50,000 future medical.

For more information you are welcome to contact Sacramento personal injury lawyer, Moseley Collins.

SETTLEMENT DISCUSSIONS
According to court records:
The case was mediated prior to the filing of the complaint. A further mediation was held on January 30, 2009. On November 5, 2009, a settlement conference was held. The matter did not settle.

SUMMARY:
Verdict/Judgment: Plaintiff
Verdict/Judgment Amount: $850,100

$67,611 past medical expenses; $58,000 future medical expenses; $8,000 future lost earnings; $477,659 past non-economic loss; $238,830 future non-economic loss.
Trial Type: Jury

For more information you are welcome to contact Sacramento personal injury lawyer, Moseley Collins.