Vehicles - Motorcycle

Fatal accident at dangerous intersection. $23.7 million. Los Angeles County.

Plaintiffs say parked cars blocked view of intersection and constituted a dangerous condition.  Death of scientist, age 59, while riding a motorcycle.

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: Thursday, August 08, 2013
  • Type of Case: Vehicles - Motorcycle

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
  • Type of Case: Negligence, Vehicles - Motorcycle

$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: Friday, December 16, 2011
  • Type of Case: Vehicles - Motorcycle