Motorcyclist breaks clavicle, suffers abrasion in wreck $175,000 Settlement

By Virginia Lawyers Weekly
Published: March 7, 2011

Plaintiff was on a motorcycle when poor driving by the defendant caused the plaintiff to lay down his bike and hit the pavement.

Injuries included a right clavicle fracture, a slight concussion and some aggravation to pre-existing degeneration in the spine. He also had multiple bruises and abrasions. Plaintiff was wearing a proper helmet and wearing leather pants and jacket, as well as leather boots.


Type of action: Personal injury – automobile accident
Injuries alleged: Right clavicle fracture, slight concussion, and some aggravation to pre-existing degeneration in the spine; bruises and abrasions
Name of case: Confidential
Mediator: Alfred D. Swersky
Date: Feb. 18, 2011
Special damages: $30,000 medical; $5,000 lost wages
Verdict or settlement: Settlement
Amount: $175,000
Attorney for plaintiff: Douglas A. Barry, Fredericksburg
Attorney for defendant: Michael Glass
Plaintiff’s expert: Michael Travis MD, orthopedics, Waldorf, Md.
Defendant’s expert: Michael O’Brien DME, orthopedics, Fredericksburg

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