In this case the law offices of Winer, McKenna & Burritt, LLP, represented the plaintiff, a 40-year-old man who suffered a severe leg injury when his motorcycle collided with an automobile that pulled out of a driveway in front of him. The law firm contended that the automobile driver should have been more cautious before pulling out into the street. The defense contended that plaintiff was speeding and relied on many people’s prejudice against motorcyclists to defend the case.
Plaintiff was a general contractor with his own small business and his ability to practice his trade was diminished for a significant time after the accident in which he fractured several bones in his leg. Due to the extent of the crush injury to the leg, plaintiff required several operations and a great deal of medication to deal with the pain. The settlement is one of the largest settlements for a leg fracture case in California. Plaintiff became addicted to Vicodin as a result of the constant and unbearable pain. The law offices of Winer, McKenna & Burritt, LLP, retained a number of experts who testified to the harmful physical and psychological effects of Vicodin addiction.
RESULT: $1,375,000 settlement