For the past 20 years, our trial attorneys have successfully brought claims on behalf of victims of defective design in motorcycles. Our firm obtained a $19,800,000 award against Honda when our client was paralyzed after his Honda rubber tipped side stand failed to retract on a left hand curve throwing the motorcycle out of control. In that case, the firm secured the largest jury verdict in American history against Honda.
Leesfield Scolaro has resolved a large number of claims where motorcycle operators were crushed by other vehicles on the road. Some of our clients were lucky in that they only sustained orthopedic injuries that a surgery or two could fix. Others were not as lucky, sustaining injuries from permanent spinal injuries, paralysis, amputation of limbs, to death.
One of the reasons for such devastating injuries to motorcycle operators is the law. In the state of Florida, only riders aged 21 or younger are required to wear a helmet, without exception. Riders older than 21 years old can ride their motorcycle without a helmet as long as they have health insurance. With tropical weather and sunshine year-round, South Florida attracts a lot of motorcycle riders and consequently, there is a high number of motorcycle accidents on South Florida roads. In 2014, Florida accounted for 2,494 motorcycle deaths, more than 6 each and every day. In a majority of these fatal accidents, riders did not wear a helmet, which otherwise may have saved their lives.
It is important for people who have been involved in a motorcycle accident to seek and retain the right law firm for their claim. A law firm with the experience and track record that evidences a clear understanding of the difficulties and singularities of a motorcycle accident claim. The firm recently obtained a $4,750,000 verdict in another products liability case involving a motorcycle. In another case, our client was operating his motorcycle lawfully when a visiting tourist made an illegal U turn in front of him, leaving him with serious leg injuries requiring surgery. For a complete list of the firm's representative results, go to our Verdicts and Settlements section.