Motorcyclist is Awarded $600,000 After His Leg Was Crushed By a Drunken Driver in Prince William County, VA

By John Cooper, Virginia Beach Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

Motorcyclists’ legs are particularly vulnerable in crashes with serious fractures and even amputations more common for riders than the drivers of other vehicles.

In a serious accident in Prince William County, VA a 32-year-old rider’s leg was crushed when he was hit by a drunken driver.

The accident occurred on March 26, 2012. Virginia Lawyers Weekly reported the driver when intoxicated drifted into a turn lane where the motorcyclist was waiting to turn and struck him.

The motorcyclist suffered a crush injury to his left leg which included a compound fracture of the fibula, tibia and ankle and nerve damage to the lower leg. His injuries required extensive surgery.

As an experienced Virginia Beach motorcycle accident injury, I see many serious fractures like this in motorcycle accidents. Not only do they cause considerable pain and suffering but they can be life altering and lead to a loss of future earnings.

The case in Prince William County was settled for $600,000. Virginia Lawyers Weekly reported the settlement represented the maximum affordable insurance coverage including $100,000 from the defendant’s policy and $500,000 from the plaintiff’s three Underinsured Motorist (UIM) policies.

The attorneys for the motorcyclist were  Charles Z. Zauzig III, Paul F. Nichols and Claire E. Keena of Woodbridge, VA.

The Virginia Beach, Norfolk and Hampton motorcycle accident injury law firm, Cooper Hurley, handles automobile, truck, and motorcycle injuries as well as other cases such as slip and fall cases, wrongful death and medical malpractice.

John Cooper and Jim Hurley have over 40 years of combined experience in handling motorcycle injury accident claims. Our motto is “Your Injury, Our Fight.” Attorney John Cooper has been named to Virginia “Super Lawyers” since 2010. Cooper Hurley represents people hurt in accidents in Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News and throughout VA, and always put the best interests of our clients first. The firm is recognized by other lawyers as “AV” by Martindale-Hubbell, a national attorney rating service, for our top level of legal skill and highest ethical standards. If you need help or advice about a serious injury, please call us at (757) 455 -0077 or contact us through this website.

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The attorneys at Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers have represented injured motorcyclists and the families of those who have died for decades. John Cooper and Jim Hurley hold numerous accolades and are recognized by Virginia Super Lawyers. They are rated AV Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell® : attorney reputation assessment system, showing the highest level of skill and ethics They are members of the Multimillion Dollar Advocates Roundtable and are ranked 10 of 10 (“Superb”) by AVVO, a national lawyer assessment service. Call Cooper Hurley at 757.455.0077 today for a free consultation.
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