Illegally Parked Car Hit by a Motorcycle



The Rockville motorcycle accident lawyers at Reinstein, Glackin, Patterson & Herriott serve clients in Prince George's, Montgomery, Calvert, Charles, St. Mary's, Howard, Anne Arundel, Queen Anne's and Baltimore Counties. Our clients are from Silver Spring, Upper Marlboro, Bowie, Forestville, Prince Frederick, Leonardtown, Annapolis, Edgewater, Rockville, Mayo, Bethesda, Germantown, Olney, Beltsville, Deale, Bethesda, Severna Park, Largo, Landover, Oxon HIll, La Plata, Waldorf, Crofton, Columbia and Chevy Chase.
Motorcycle accident lawyer, George Patterson obtained a $210,000 award for a client that changed lanes into an exit lane and was confronted by a stopped car with a flat tire.  The motorcyclist attempted to bring his motorcycle to a stop but was unable to do so before striking the stopped car.  The impact propelled the driver through the air and left him with a broken leg and unable to move out of a travel lane.  Fortunately, traffic was able to avoid striking the motorcyclist.  The insurance company for the driver of the car denied the claim and suit was filed.

George Patterson hired an engineer from the University of Maryland to reconstruct the accident.  The accident reconstructionist was able to calculate the speed of the motorcyclist at the time he applied his brakes and the speed at the time he struck the car.  This evidence contradicted testimony by an independent witness that thought the motorcyclist was driving "too fast."  The accident reconstructionist was able to identify the distance that was required for a motorcyclist to perceive the stopped vehicle, react and bring the motorcycle to a stop from a speed of 60 mph.  The accident reconstruction proved that it would have been impossible for the motorcyclist to stop once he saw the stopped car.

The driver of the disabled vehicle claimed in discovery that he was unable to move the car to a safe location because it suffered an unexpected flat tire.  Aerial photographs showed that the car could have been driven hundreds of feet forward to a safe location.  The independent witness also confirmed that the driver of the car failed to activate his hazards.

The judge found that the motorcyclist was faced with a sudden emergency and acted appropriately.  The judge further concluded that the driver of the car was negligent at a minimum for not activating his hazards.

The motorcyclist suffered multiple fractures that often required immediate surgery.  The judge was advised that the fractures to the ankle, knee and leg would lead to the early onset of arthritis.   An experienced motorcycle attorney can make sure that your treating doctors or independent experts document the full extent of your injuries.  Every accident case is different and past results in other motorcycle accident cases are often not an accurate method of predicting results.  A detailed evaluation by an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer is necessary for a proper evaluation.

Bowie motorcycle accident lawyer, George Patterson has handled serious concussion, road rash, and motorcycle accident cases in courts in Upper Marlboro, La Plata, Annapolis, Rockville, and Prince Frederick.  If you or a loved one have been involved in a motorcycle accident please contact lawyer, George Patterson for a free consultation to discuss your case.  The Bowie, motorcycle accident lawyers of Reinstein, Glackin, Patterson and Herriott may be reached at 301-383-1525 or after hours or on weekends at 240-893-7474.  The Maryland motorcycle accident lawyers are located near the intersection of Route 301 and Route 50 in Bowie, Maryland and have an office next to the Circuit Court building in Rockville.
The Rockville motorcycle accident lawyers at Reinstein, Glackin, Patterson & Herriott serve clients in Prince George's, Montgomery, Calvert, Charles, St. Mary's, Howard, Anne Arundel, Queen Anne's and Baltimore Counties. Our clients are from Silver Spring, Upper Marlboro, Bowie, Forestville, Prince Frederick, Leonardtown, Annapolis, Edgewater, Rockville, Mayo, Bethesda, Germantown, Olney, Beltsville, Deale, Bethesda, Severna Park, Largo, Landover, Oxon HIll, La Plata, Waldorf, Crofton, Columbia and Riverdale.
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