Question: My wife was on her motorcycle when a semitrailer moved into her lane and hit her. Her head was badly injured. She lost her right eye, was blinded in the left eye, and has a traumatic brain injury. She has had surgeries to remove pieces of her skull from her brain and on both of her eyes. They could not save her right eye at all. The truck driver said he did not see my wife before he changed lanes. Is he at fault?
Answer by Attorney Eric Hageman: “I didn’t see the motorcycle” is never an excuse. I handled a case very much like this one where a trailer-truck driver turned left and ran over a bicyclist.
Attorney Fred Pritzker and I represented the deceased bicyclist’s husband in a wrongful death lawsuit against the truck driver and the associated trucking company. The truck driver said he did not see the cyclist. The police report stated that the truck driver was not at fault.
We proved that the truck driver was at fault, and won over $2.5 million for the cyclists family.
In cases like yours involving serious injury and issues of fault, it is important to take the time to find all of the evidence that could prove that the driver was at fault. It may be necessary to hire an accident reconstruction specialist or other truck accident specialists, as we did in the $2.5 million case. You don’t have to pay these expenses up front. In fact, you only have to pay us if we win your case.
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Attorney Eric Hageman is a member of the American Association for Justice (AAJ) Interstate Trucking Litigation Group. Eric represents accident victims nationwide. He and our team of motorcycle accident lawyers have won millions for our clients.