The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHSTA) estimates that nearly 5000 motorcyclists or their passengers die annually in roadway accidents. Tens of thousands suffer accident-related injuries. When motorcycles are involved in collisions with cars and trucks, they usually sustain the more serious injuries.
Swanson Gardner Meyers Cohon PLLC, has represented many motorcyclists who have been seriously injured in accidents. We represented a woman and her family after she was involved in a horrific accident. She was a passenger on the back of a motorcycle, when a truck driver cut a corner in a turn and ran over the motorcycle. Our client was catastrophically injured. Through the use of accident reconstruction, including the use of an accident simulation involving the same type of commercial truck, we achieved an outstanding settlement on behalf of our client, ensuring she will have the medical care and lifetime treatment she needs.
In another case, we represented the wife and children of a man killed on his motorcycle when a driver crossed the center line. The driver’s defense counsel argued that the accident was caused by a “sudden medical emergency.” We overcame the defense claim by thoroughly investigating the at-fault driver’s medical history and the circumstances of the accident. Our hard work resulted in a significant settlement on behalf of his widow and children.