$350, 000 ― Motorcyclist Hit By Loose Tire & Rim
On April 5, 2016, at around 6:45 in the evening, a man was riding his motorcycle on I-75, heading southbound. He had a friend who was also riding his bike next to him. Suddenly, a car rim and tire came off of a car that was traveling in the northbound lanes of the interstate. The tire traveled across the grass median and crashed into our client, a retired New York City firefighter and 9/11 first responder.
Fortunately, and thanks to some expert riding skills, the rider was able to maintain control of his bike without going down. He was initially taken to Physicians Regional Medical Center, but the severity of his injuries to his arm required him to be airlifted to Lee Memorial Hospital. An emergency open reduction procedure was performed to help repair his shattered right arm.
The attorneys at Goldberg Noone, LLC, were able to successfully negotiate a pretrial settlement in the amount of $350,000 for our client’s serious injuries.