Motorcycle Accident - Motorcyclist suffers facial fractures, concussion and loss of vision - $3.75 million settlement
Breakstone, White & Gluck, P.C. Boston (For the plaintiff)
The 37 year old male plaintiff was operating a motorcycle and suffered major facial fractures, a concussion, blindness in one eye and orthopedic injuries when the defendant operating a company-owned Lexus, cut into plaintiff’s lane causing him to slam face first into the side of the Lexus. The plaintiff underwent two facial reconstruction surgeries following the motorcycle accident. He was left with no facial disfigurement with the exception of a small scar near his lip. However, in the course of one of the facial reconstruction surgeries, plaintiff’’s left optic nerve was damaged, causing legal blindness in that eye.
The plaintiff, a high school graduate, had risen to become a network engineer and was earning approximately $95,000 per year at the time of the motor vehicle collision. While plaintiff is unable to return to work as a network engineer due to his injuries, it is likely that he will be able to work in some capacity. The degree of his loss of earning capacity was disputed by the parties.
As a result of his concussion, plaintiff was diagnosed with mild cognitive deficits by his neuropsychologist. This diagnosis was disputed by defendant’s expert who was prepared to testify that while plaintiff suffered serious injuries, there was no evidence that he suffered from any cognitive deficits.
In addition to the surgeries which he underwent to repair the facial fractures, plaintiff also underwent arthroscopic surgeries on his shoulder for a torn labrum and his ankle for nerve pain which persisted following the motorcycle accident. Plaintiff also suffered from depression resulting from his inability to resume his career and to engage in recreational activities such as ATV riding and playing basketball. Plaintiff is able to drive a car, exercise at a gym, live independently, do household chores such as minor yard work, cleaning and cooking and care for his daily needs.
The motorcycle accident case settled at the end of an all day mediation which took place two weeks before the scheduled trial date.
About Attorney Ronald E. Gluck
Attorney Ron Gluck specializes in representing those injured in motorcycle accidents and motor vehicle collisions. With more than 30 years of experience, he has been consistently recognized for his results for clients, including with selection as a Super Lawyer in the field of personal injury for plaintiffs. The listings are published annually in Boston Magazine.