For one of our clients at Kalka & Baer LLC, all it took to drastically change his life was one small action by another driver--an improper U-turn. Because of that driver's simple traffic violation, the Woodstock became a victim in a serious motorcycle accident that resulted in in a horrifying groin injury and other injuries. These extremely painful injuries have had a major impact on the victim. While nothing will be able to undo the physical and emotional losses the victim has suffered, our legal team helped the man from Woodstock reach some level of restoration--a $950,000 settlement from the at-fault driver and the insurance company of the driver's employer. (The at-fault driver was from Roswell and was operating a company-owned vehicle at the time of the motorcycle accident). This compensation was secured after litigation, depositions, expert accident reconstruction, and mediation on the part of the firm's attorneys.
Here's how the accident came about. On May 8, 2013, our client was out for a ride on his motorcycle on King Road (northbound) in Roswell, Georgia. After an SUV ahead of him made a sudden, illegal U-turn, the motorcyclist swerved to the left but was unable to avoid being hit by the SUV. The impact of the crash forced the man's groin and pelvis to slam into the motorcycle's fuel tank, which occurred right before he was thrown off of his motorcycle. During this process, the man impaled his groin and perineum on the windshield of the motorcycle. Fortunately, he was able to move out of road quickly enough to avoid being hit by oncoming traffic. Here is a list of the some of the many fuel tank injuries that the man received due to his crash:
- Genital injury
- Disfigurement of the genitals
- Urethral tear
- Lacerations to the groin
- Erectile dysfunction and impotence (may be permanent)
- Hip fracture
- Pelvic bone fracture
- Difficulty and pain during urination
- Torn ACL and meniscus in left knee
- Pain in abdomen, rectal area, pelvis and thigh area, and lower back
If you are dealing with a serious accident that was caused by someone else's negligence, do not hesitate to talk to a lawyer from our law firm. We are able to provide aggressive legal representation in all types of personal injury cases.
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