Articles Posted in Motorcycle Accidents

Even though a utility company placed its poles in a position that failed to abide U.S. Federal Highway Administration “Clear Zone” stipulations, and even though this failure was noted by the local government with which it contracted, the Ohio Supreme Court has declined to hold the company responsible for an injury that occurred when an ejected motorcyclist struck one of those poles.utilitypole

In the case of Link v. FirstEnergy Corp., plaintiff sustained serious injuries when, as he was riding along a roadway, he was hit by a deer, ejected from his motorcycle and tossed into a utility pole near the road. He sued the utility company after finding evidence the utility poles were placed very close to the road, in a position that did not follow federal clear zone standards.

When the case went to trial, jurors found the company was liable for the motorcycle accident injuries and imposed damages of almost $370,000 for plaintiff and his wife for serious leg and pelvic injuries. The damage award included damages for medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages and loss of consortium.  Continue reading

Baltimore Ravens Cornerback Tray Walker, 23, has died of injuries sustained in a Miami motorbike accident. He lived for 24 hours after the collision with a sport utility vehicle at the two-way stop intersection of Northwest 75th Street and Northwest 24th Avenue. However, the swelling and damage to his brain was too severe to overcome. motocross

Family members, along with NFL coaches, teammates and fans, are reeling at the news. At the site of the crash, fans laid out a series of candles in the team’s colors – purple, black, white and gold – in the shape of Walker’s initials.

As for the cause of the car accident, detectives with Miami-Dade said it was too early to say definitively as the investigation is still underway. The crash occurred shortly before 8 p.m., and Walker was donned in dark clothing. His bike also did not have headlights and he was not wearing a helmet (though there is no requirement in Florida that he do so).  Continue reading