$50,000 Settlement for Motorcycle AccidentJanuary 1, 2013
Christopher L. Musmanno, personal injury attorney with the law firm of Einhorn, Barbarito, Frost & Botwinick, Denville, NJ, announces a $50,000 settlement for a motorcycle accident. Plaintiff was a 53 year old passenger on a motorcycle operated by her boyfriend, when she noticed a small bear climbing over the side guard rail. Her boyfriend was not paying attention, glancing at his gages on the motorcycle and did not see the bear climbing over the guard rail. Her boyfriend admitted that he did not observe the bear until he was 5 feet away from the bear, traveling at approximately 40 MPH. He made no attempt to avoid the bear and drove his motorcycle directly into it. As a result of the collision with the bear, the plaintiff was launched off the motorcycle approximately 15 feet, and sustained a comminuted distal radial fracture with intra ocular extension which involved the radio styloid of her right wrist. She also sustained a triquetral fracture of the left wrist. Prior to trial, her case was resolved for $50,000.00.