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Motorcyclist Awarded $27,235 after Auto Accident

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Demetria Ratchford3 years ago

A Texas motorcyclist has been awarded $27,235 in a motor vehicle accident lawsuit filed on behalf of himself due to his injuries from being rear-ended by a motorist.

Details of the Case

  • On March 31, 2012 the plaintiff was riding a motorcycle heading south in the left center lane of State Highway 121 in Grapevine, Texas.
  • The motorcyclist merged to the right center lane and then stopped because there was heavy traffic.
  • He was then rear ended by the defendant, but he was not knocked over. The defendant then got out of the car but didn’t park it, and the car then hit the motorcycle again.
  • The plaintiff went to the emergency room and claimed that he had injuries on his left wrist, left shoulder, and neck sprains and strains from attempting to keep the motorcycle upright. He underwent physical therapy for five months due to the accident.

Jury Awards Plaintiff $27,235

  • The jury found both parties negligent. 30% of the fault was on the plaintiff with 70% of the fault on the defendant.
  • The jury found the defendant more responsible for the plaintiff’s injuries, and awarded the plaintiff $27,235. 


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