Drivers often forget to look out for bikers, who are small in size and number. The fast speed of motorcycles, couples with the untrained eyes of motor vehicle operators, creates dangerous roadway conditions that are prone to accidents and collisions. In fact, motorcycle operators have a much higher death rate per unit of distance traveled as compared to drivers of automobiles. A biker’s risk of a fatal crash is 35 times higher than the driver of an automobile per mile traveled. If you or a loved one has suffered injuries from a motorcycle accident, please call one of our experienced Boston motorcycle accident attorneys right away.
On December 16, 2015, Vayden Cannon was riding his newly purchased motorcycle north on Capital Circle NW in Tallahassee, Florida. A Dial-A-Ride bus, driven by Rose Kelly, was making a left turn onto the same road when it collided with Cannon’s motorcycle. The impact threw Cannon 30 yards. He suffered a broken right arm and leg. These injuries required steel rods to be implanted in both his arm and leg. Cannon has limited motion in his right arm and leg, and can no longer run or jump because of his injuries.
According to Tallahassee.com, Cannon is filing a lawsuit against the city of Tallahassee and Kelly for $1.5 million in damages. The lawsuit alleges that city management should have known, based on Kelly’s driving history and record, that she was “unfit, not competent and unsuitable to drive a Dial-A-Ride bus.” Kelly was previously involved in seven collisions while driving a city bus. She had also previously received written reprimands and an 80-hour suspension in 2004 for a separate incident. As a result of this accident, Kelly pleaded no contest in the crash and was found guilty of failing to yield to oncoming traffic and serious bodily injury of a victim. She has been assigned to other duties within the company and her license has been suspended for 90 days.
Cannon is seeking damages for his medical bills, rehabilitation, loss of his motorcycle and loss of wages. Cannon’s motorcycle was a total loss of nearly $6,000. His medical bills have accrued to more than $250,000, and continue to increase. Attorney Sid Matthew is representing Cannon.
If a loved one has been injured or killed as a result of a motorcycle accident, please contact our expert team of Boston motorcycle accident lawyer specialist today. Call us at 617-787-3700 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.