While stopped at a red light, our client was behind a truck, who reversed rather than accelerated when the light turned green and struck the front fender of our client’s bike, causing the bike to fall over to the right. In trying to avoid the bike from falling on to him, his body contorted in an unnatural way causing him to injure his back. It was determined that he had disc herniations and tears, and had to have surgery to alleviate the pain and suffering he was enduring from his injuries. He also had to give up his own business and take a job that paid him less money.
This case settled at Mediation for $125,000.