When most folks learn about a single vehicle motorcycle crash, they usually are pretty quick to form an opinion. Most generally believe the driver must have been going too fast and not driving safely. On the other hand, some believe there must have been something that caused the crash that the driver couldn’t prevent. Unfortunately these types of motorcycle crashes do occur and many times the driver is in fact free from fault.
In one such recent case, a 50-year old nurse was badly injured in Portsmouth, Va., while riding as a passenger on a motorcycle. It was determined that a manhole cover that was raised nearly three inches above the surface of the street caused the crash. The road had recently been re-surfaced, but the contractor failed to repair one manhole cover. It was determined that the negligence of the contractor caused this crash, and that the driver did nothing wrong.
The Plaintiff, a nurse who had taken care of others for years, was seriously injured in this horrific motorcycle crash. She suffered a traumatic brain injury, a fractured sacrum, a fractured pelvis, and two fractured ribs. She will have a painful and slow recovery from her injuries. Her case was settled for $3,817,500. Amberly Gibbs Hammer, a lawyer with the law firm Bertini, O’Donnell, & Hammer, and O.L “Buzz” Gilbert, who is with Giblert, Abiston & Keller, represented the Plaintiff and they did a very good job for her. Both of the firms are located in Norfolk, Va.
Source: John Cooper, Injuryboard.com
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