Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA won a $2.3 million dollar settlement for husband and wife who were riding a three-wheeled motorcycle when a motorist in a SUV failed to stop at a stop sign causing the motorcycle driver to T-bone the SUV. The motorcycle driver sustained extensive orthopedic injuries and the passenger sustained a mild traumatic brain injury. Lowe Eklund was able to secure a security video to help establish that the SUV driver failed to stop at the stop sign.
While driving her vehicle on the highway, with her two-month old daughter in a car seat behind her, plantiff was struck from behind by a pickup truck hauling a trailer loaded with thousands of pounds of steel. Her vehicle erupted in flames. Bystanders and the truck driver pulled the woman to safety, but were unable to rescue the infant who was consumed in the fire. Prior to trial, the parties settled with various parties and insurers for confidential amounts.
A teenage girl suffered paralyzing injuries as the result of a defective seatbelt design, which permitted her to be ejected when the vehicle in which she was riding rolled over.
$550,000 was awarded to a cyclist who suffered orthopedic injuries and who the police cited for being at fault for causing an accident with a passing motorist.