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$500,000 Awarded to New Bedford man for Injuries Sustained in a Fairhaven Motorcycle Accident

This past week, A Bristol County jury awarded $500,000 in damages to a New Bedford man who suffered injuries in a 2006 motorcycle accident. ( note to readers – the plaintiff was not represented by Altman and Altman LLP)

As a result of the crash, which occurred four years ago, the plaintiff required multiple surgeries and was unable to return to work for more than two years. The man works as a civil engineer with the Massachusetts Highway Department.

The collision occurred on August 8, 2006 in Fairhaven. On that day, the defendant in the case was making a left turn onto Huttleston Avenue from Weedon Road. The defendant claimed that he did not see the plaintiff on his motorcycle because his view was obstructed by another vehicle. The defendant was working in his capacity as a pizza delivery driver when the crash took place.

The jury deliberated for over three hours before finding that the defendant was negligent and caused the accident.

The plaintiff named not only the pizza restaurant as a defendant in the case, but also the entity that operates the restaurant since the incident occurred within the scope of the driver’s employment.

In the Greater Boston Area and throughout Massachusetts, the personal injury law firm of Altman & Altman LLP represents men, women, and children that were injured in car crashes, MBTA train collisions, bicycle crashes, bus accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle crashes, and pedestrian accidents.

Our experienced Massachusetts motor vehicle crash lawyers have successfully negotiated and litigated millions of dollars in insurance claims and jury awards for thousands of our clients. In addition to handling all types of car accidents, our personal injury lawyers have over 50 years of experience in handling truck accident claims.

If you or someone you love was injured in an auto crash because of a negligent driver or another liable party, contact Altman & Altman LLP today.

Source: New Bedford man awarded $500,000 in damages for injuries sustained in 2006 motorcycle accident in Fairhaven, South Coast Today, August 24, 2010