A group of motorcyclists was on a "poker run" when one participant's motorcycle rear-ended another. Liability was disputed.
Past medicals: $18,862
Future Medicals: $25,233
Past pain and suffering: $5,000
Future pain and suffering: $5,000
Richard B. Curtis, Albany.
Law Office of James Bachan by James B Sutherland, Oakland.
Law Office of Mark T Lobre by Brian Har, San Francisco.
Douglas Abeles, M.D., orthopedics, Castro Valley.
Joseph McCoy, M.D., orthopedic surgery, Napa.
The subject incident occurred on September 28, 2012 at about 3:00 pm at the intersection of Altamont Pass Road and Greenville Road, Alameda County.
The two parties were participating in a Poker Run, a fundraising event for motorcycling enthusiasts wherein a group of motorcyclists meet, usually at a bar. They travel to four or five different bars, stopping at each one to receive a card in a sealed envelope. At the end of the run, the envelopes are opened to see who has the best/worst hand. Both parties had been to three establishments and were in a group of about twelve riders heading to the next bar.
They were riding in formation, wherein they were traveling two by two in a line. At the stop sign on Old Altimont Pass Road at Greenville Road, each pair of motorcyclists would come to a stop, proceed through the intersection and wait on the other side until each group passed through before continuing on. Plaintiff had come to a stop at the stop sign and was hit in the rear by defendant's motorcycle.
That plaintiff was stopped at a stop sign in a group of bikers when he was suddenly hit in the rear by defendant.
That an unknown, third, homemade motorcycle hit defendant in the rear, forcing his bike into plaintiff's bike.
Rotator cuff tear in the left shoulder. Lower back pain.