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Road Debris & Motorcycle Crashes

Posted by George Tait | Mar 18, 2022 | 0 Comments

Road debris is a serious hazard to all vehicle drivers and especially so to motorcycle riders.

In this video we talk about two motorcycle injury cases we recently handled--one involving a ladder and one involving a love-sac.

In the motorcycle case involving the ladder we had to find out who owned the ladder, why it was n the highway, and whether they had possession of the ladder when it was lost.  It took a lot of doing but we finally proved that a local construction company owned the ladder and were in the vicinity where the ladder was lost.  The ladder had the name of the company on it but denied they were in possession of the ladder at the time and were not in the vicinity either.  We used geo-tracking on the employee's cell to show the company truck he was driving was at eh location of the ladder.  In this case we sued the construction company.

In the love-sac motorcycle case we had to prove that love-sacs are not ordinarily left on the highway other than people using their vehicles to move their furniture.  Despite exhaustive looking at nearby video and investigation we could never identify the owner of the love-sac.  Fortunately, the motorcyclist had uninsured coverage.  Uninsured coverage kicks in when another vehicle causes the danger that results in injury but you cannot identify the other vehicle--the phantom vehicle scenario.

Just recently, there was a young motorcyclist killed in St. George when his motorcycle struck an e-scooter that was left in the roadway.

If you are a motorcyclist injured because of something left on the highway call us--we may be able to make out a claim and get you fair compensation for your injuries.

Take care out there and never ride behind a vehicle with a load!

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George Tait

Since 2004 George Tait has dedicated his practice to helping injured people and their families get fair and full compensation from the insurance companies. Before becoming an attorney George Tait was a Registered Nurse for over 15 years. The last years of his nursing career were in the Universit...

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