Driver changes lanes to turn right, cutting off motorcycle that then collides with car. Plaintiff, age 25, paraplegia.
On July 13, 2009, Defendant Richard Tang (while operating a vehicle registered to Anna Tang) was traveling westbound on Vernon Avenue. Defendant was traveling in the number one lane, subsequently moving into the number two lane, and then turning right onto a driveway when plaintiff’s motorcycle collided with the rear passenger side panel and tire of defendants’ vehicle.
Plaintiff did not have motorcycle insurance and was limited to past and future medical expenses and loss of earnings.
That Defendant Richard Tang was negligent in operating his motor vehicle by making an unsafe lane change directly into plaintiff’s lane of travel.
That he was not in the center lane, but in the curb lane and that plaintiff was negligent in the operation of his motorcycle by attempting to unsafely pass defendant’s vehicle in a move commonly known as “gutter sniping.”
Defendant also disputed the amount and nature of plaintiff’s future medical care and loss of earnings.
Plaintiff suffered a complete spinal injury and is paraplegic.
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