Today’s motorcycles are high-performance machines. However, motorcycles are far less stable and significantly less visible on the road than are cars. When motorcycles collide with other vehicles, their riders—who lack the protection of an enclosed car or truck—are far more likely to be injured or killed. According to the Department of Transportation, there were 100,000 crashes involving motorcycles in the U.S. in 2016. DOT estimates that, per mile traveled in 2017, the number of deaths on motorcycles was nearly 27 times the number in cars.
If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, getting solid legal is critical to your obtaining compensation you need and deserve. You need a law firm with the experience, resources and tenacity to fight for you.
The attorneys at Weiner, Spivey & Miller have over 190 years of combined experience in advocating for those injured by someone else’s negligence. Our focused approach to handling personal injury cases has earned our clients substantial settlements and jury awards, and has earned us the respect of our legal colleagues.
Motorcyclist Killed in T-Bone Collision:
Michael was riding his motorcycle one afternoon. The road was straight and dry. He was traveling within the speed limit, and had the right of way (e.g., no lights or stop signs). The defendant pulled out from a side road, directly into the path of Michael's motorcycle. Michael was killed instantly in the collision. The elderly defendant indicated that he never saw the motorcycle until the moment of impact. Ed Weiner negotiated a settlement of $1,100,000 for Michael’s “estate” (his heirs).
Motorcyclist Struck and Killed After Pulling Over to Use His Cell Phone:
Lawrence was an experienced motorcyclist. While travelling on Rt. 66 one evening, he pulled off on to the shoulder to make a cell phone call. His flashers were on. The defendant driver, whose eyes had been dilated by her doctor as part of her treatment for cataracts, was “following the taillights” of the vehicle ahead of her – Lawrence's motorcycle. She drove onto the shoulder and struck Lawrence. He died in the ambulance on the way to the hospital. Of behalf of Lawrence's “estate” (heirs), specifically his 4-year-old daughter, Ed Weiner negotiated a confidential settlement in the high six figures, which included the total amount available from insurance policies, as well as some personal assets of the defendant.
Illegal Left Turn by Rideshare Vehicle Injures Motorcyclist:
Jimmy had the right of way (green light), while riding his motorcycle through an intersection in Richmond. A rideshare driver, travelling in the opposite direction, made an illegal left turn directly in front of Jimmy. The collision launched Jimmy into the air. He hit the ground and skidded, finally stopping 40 feet from the crash site. Jimmy suffered multiple fractures to his thighbone and ankle, which required the surgical insertion of screws and plates, followed by months of physical therapy. Jimmy's case was settled at mediation for a significant, confidential sum of money.
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