PSBR Obtains $1,609,904 Jury Verdict for Motorcyclist Injured in Vehicle Collision

Posted on March 8, 2022

PSBR partner Robert Glassman and attorney Jonathan Davidi obtained a $1,609,904 jury verdict in Chatsworth, California for a man who suffered significant injuries after being struck by a vehicle while riding his motorcycle. Plaintiff was also represented in the case by Tracy Baer and Andrew Treger of Baer Treger LLP.

How The Crash Took Place

On March 30, 2019, Stephen LeClair was riding his motorcycle and traveling northbound on La Cienega Avenue in Los Angeles, California. As he approached Melrose Place, a Porshe GTS Macan driven by defendant Grace Morton suddenly pulled out in front of him, causing the 57-year-old man to crash and be thrown from his motorcycle. Mr. LeClair was transported by ambulance to Cedar-Sinai Medical Center where he underwent surgery for a fractured hip and torn meniscus. 

The Jury Verdict: $1,609,904

Defendant admitted liability but disputed damages throughout the four-day trial, arguing that Mr. LeClair had recovered and didn’t need a future hip revision. The jury determined otherwise and delivered a $1,609,904 verdict following four hours of deliberation — including $1,300,000 for past and future pain and suffering.

At Panish | Shea | Boyle | Ravipudi LLP, you will get personal attention from accomplished Los Angeles motorcycle accident lawyers with a deep understanding of California traffic and liability law. Don’t take on the additional burden of advocating for yourself when you’ve been through the shock and stress of a crash.

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