A personal injury lawsuit after a motorcycle crash in Illinois has led to a record settlement of $6 million for a man and his daughter. Richard Wright and his daughter Kelly were struck by a man in a pickup truck while they were riding a motorcycle. Both of the riders experienced several injuries including a fractured wrist and ankle for Mr. Wright and a broken ankle and right tibia fracture for his daughter Kelly.
The injuries sustained in the motorcycle accident required surgeries and medical attention for both the father and daughter. Personal injury cases often involve medical expenses, loss of income and pain and suffering caused by the accident. While Mr. Wright and his daughter have son such a huge settlement it is important that motorcycle riders and drivers on the road both are aware of the possibility of not just injury but also death on the roads.
Because the Wrights had on protective gear and were not riding recklessly or impaired in any way, they
were truly wrongfully injured and had done nothing to make them liable for the accident. Vehicle drivers
must learn to share the road with motorcycle riders to stop these often tragic accidents from happening.
If you are a motorcycle rider who had been in an accident that was not your fault, consult a personal
injury attorney to find out what your rights are to receive compensation and justice for your injuries
including medical expenses and loss of income due to the accident. Pain and suffering are often taken
into consideration as well when juries consider surgeries and recovery time.