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Motorcyclist thrown from bike in crash with pickup truck — $850,000 settlement

Type of action: Auto accident

Injuries alleged: Right femur fracture, left orbital wall fracture, left corneal abrasion, nasal bone fracture and wound infection

Name of case: Hewitt v. Moore, et al.

Court: Chesapeake Circuit Court

Case no.: CL20-8792

Special damages: $369,000

Demand: $1,000,000

Verdict or settlement: Settlement

Amount: $850,000

Attorney for plaintiff (and city): Al Inigo, Staunton

Description of case: Plaintiff was operating his motorcycle westbound on Route 13 South in Chesapeake when the driver of a Ram 3500 quad truck, pulling a landscaping trailer, failed to yield the right of way and made an improper left turn in front of plaintiff. Despite attempting to take evasive actions, plaintiff was unable to avoid the crash and struck the rear quarter panel of the truck. The impact hurled the plaintiff from the motorcycle and onto the pavement. Defendant asserted a contributory negligence defense, based on an allegation that plaintiff was exceeding the speed limit. Plaintiff admitted that he was exceeding the speed limit at the time of the crash. The parties settled the case for $850,000 after suit was filed.

Plaintiff’s attorney Al Inigo provided case information. [022-T-131]