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Michigan Motorcycle Accident Victim Awarded $5,000,000 Award

Our Michigan motorcycle accident lawyers recently obtained a $5,000,000 damages award from a Lenawee County Circuit Court Judge.

On December 16, 2011, after an evidentiary hearing on damages, a Judgment in the amount of five Million Dollars ($5,000,000.00) was entered against the driver of a Jeep that struck and injured a motorcyclist. 

The claim arose out of a Michigan motorcycle accident caused by a drunk driver that occurred on August 31, 2008 on Michigan Avenue near North Adrian Avenue in Lenawee County.  The at-fault driver had a blood alcohol level of .34 and was criminally convicted for his crime.  He served three years in jail for this offense.

The injured biker was a 52 year old telephone lineman and he sustained a catastrophic traumatic brain injury and specifically had a midline shift of his brain stem. He was comatose for a week and later admitted to the University of Michigan Hospital, where he remained until his discharge on September 19, 2008. During his admission the was seen by several specialists and was diagnosed with moderate to severe traumatic brain injury, displaced fracture left occipital condyle, right six to eight rib fractures, laceration right palm, contusion left side, left finger skin avulsion.

Due to these injuries, our client is now permanently incapacitated and cannot care for himself.  He requires twenty-four hour a day supervision and assistance with his basic daily needs.  He will never be able to return to work again.  The trial court judge listened carefully to damage testimony and awarded our client $5,000,000 at the conclusion of the hearing.

Lawrence J. Buckfire
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