Vehicles - Motorcycle

Disputed liability in motorcycle accident on highway. $1.2 million. Santa Clara County.

Liability is disputed when auto driver loses control, crosses lanes and strikes motorcycle.  Defendant driver says motorcycle was tailgating.

  • Case Name: Arnold Petersen v. Mark Alexander Faria
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Tuesday, November 17, 2015
  • Monday, 14 December 2015

Motorized bike in crosswalk hit by right-turning motorist; $12,950 net plus costs and attorney fees. Los Angeles County.

Electric bike rider, illegally riding in crosswalk, is struck by motorist turning right. Defense denies liability.

  • Case Name: Roldan v. Flores
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Friday, July 18, 2014

Disputed cause and extent of injury equals low offer in motorcycle accident. Verdict $187K. Los Angeles County.

Defendant motorist suddenly pulls into carpool lane to avoid collision with vehicle in front of him; cuts off motorcyclist in the carpool lane, who then rearends defendant.  Defendant claims comparative fault by plaintiff, contests injuries, makes lowball offer.

  • Case Name: Joseph Hubbard v. Alan Parrish
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Motorcycle struck by pickup; course and scope of employment at issue; $11.9 million. Contra Costa County.

Motorcyclist, 35, is struck by defendant company's pickup, but defendant says driver was retired and not in course and scope of employment.  Catastrophic head and spine injuries.  $11.9 million verdict.

  • Case Name: Sean Choy v Mori Hatsushi and Associates Inc., Masaru Hatsushi, Mori Hatsushi and Tomiko Hatsushi and M. Hatsushi Landscaping
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Monday, December 10, 2012

Unsafe lane change into path of motorcylist results in paraplegia. $9 million. Los Angeles County.

Driver changes lanes to turn right, cutting off motorcycle that then collides with car.  Plaintiff, age 25, paraplegia.

  • Case Name: Carlos Madrigal v. Richard Tang and Anna Tang
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Jury verdict for over $500,000 in motorcycle crash; defense 998 offer was only $21,001 for back injury. Santa Clara County.

Defendant found 90% liable for hitting motorcycle in front of her after they both waited to make a left turn.

  • Case Name: Joe Egan v. Joy Bowen
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Thursday, January 19, 2012

$7.5 million jury verdict for motorcycle injury. San Diego County.

Motorcycle rider rounded a curve and a shuttle driver made a left turn into his path. The result was penile injury to the plaintiff that affected his sex life. Defense made no offer. Jury awarded large non-economic damages.

  • Case Name: Matthew Wall v. Pedro Flores Miramontes; Group 1 Automotive Inc; Rancho Auto Group
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Thursday, December 15, 2011

Motorcycle strikes commercial water truck at "T" intersection. Death. $3.85 million gross. San Diego County.

Speeding motorcyclist runs into big truck at "T" intersection, truck driver and truck owner are said partly negligent. 

  • Case Name: Kennedy v. Cummings
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Friday, April 09, 2010