Couple on Motorcycle Hits Fallen Utility Pole Across Highway, Recovers $195,000 in SettlementMotorcycle Accident
Late one July evening, a couple was enjoying an evening motorcycle ride on a rural highway outside of Cincinnati, Ohio. Unknown to our clients, a few miles up the road a vehicle had driven off of the road, struck a utility pole, causing the utility pole to split and fall across the opposite lane. Due to the night conditions, our clients did not see the fallen utility pole, struck it with their motorcycle, and were sent flying through the air ultimately crashing to the pavement below.
As can be imagined, any accident involved a motorcycle can result in devastating injuries. Both clients suffered extensive damage to their bodies including close head injuries, broken bones, sprains, spinal damage, and multiple abrasions and lacerations.
Though it may seem like recovery was not possible due to the nature of the accident, our attorneys pursued a claim against the driver of the vehicle that struck the utility pole. After months of pursuing a claim, our attorneys reached a $195,000 settlement for our clients.