Motorcycle Accidents: A Case Study by a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
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A CASE STUDY:
On May 22, 2014, at 1:48 pm, Plaintiff was driving a motorcycle northbound on McCausland in the City of St. Louis. He was in the center-through lane. He had a solid green light. He had the right of way.
At that time and place, Defendant was driving a 1998 Chevy Blazer southbound on McCausland in the City of St. Louis. He was in the left turn lane. He also had a solid green light.
Then, Defendant attempted his left turn, eastbound onto Manchester. Because he had a solid green light, Defendant was required to yield the right of way to on-coming traffic.
Defendant failed to yield, he made his left turn, and he impacted with Plaintiff’s motorcycle, thereby causing this accident.
We took the case. The insurance company denied the claim. We filed suit, alleging:
- He failed to yield the right of way;
- He violated the ordinances of the City of St. Louis, including Section 17.16.140.B, which provides: “The driver of a vehicle intending to turn to the left within an intersection or into an alley, private road, or driveway shall yield the right-of-way to any vehicle approaching from the opposite direction which is within the intersection or so close thereto as to constitute an immediate hazard,” thereby constituting negligence per se;
- He negligently violated the ordinances of the City of St. Louis, including Section 17.16.150.A, which provides: “No person shall turn a vehicle or move right or left upon a roadway unless and until such movement can be made with reasonable safety, nor without giving an appropriate signal,” thereby constituting negligence per se
- He failed to yield the right-of-way to plaintiff, although plaintiff’s vehicle entered the intersection before the defendant did so;
- He proceeded to make a left turn across a line of oncoming traffic at a time when such vehicles, including plaintiff’s motorcycle, were so close that a collision was likely to occur;
- He operated his vehicle at an excessive rate of speed;
- He failed to keep a careful lookout;
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