Severe Brain Injury Sustained Following Motorcycle Crash in Sacramento, Part 3 of 3

The following blog entry is written to illustrate how a brain injury lawsuit could develop and resolve. Reviewing this summary should help potential plaintiffs and clients better understand how parties in personal injury cases present such issues to the court.

(Please also note: the names and locations of all parties have been changed to protect the confidentiality of the participants in this brain injury lawsuit and its proceedings.)

When he returned his attention to the road, he became aware that the traffic had already stopped. He panicked, steered left towards the center divider and improperly slammed on his rear brake. His actions were entirely contrary to proper motorcycle operation, which requires that riders steer straight and use both the front and rear brakes in an emergency braking situation. Welming’s actions caused the rear wheel to lock up and sent the motorcycle into a 73-foot skid toward the center divider. He then let off the brake, steered right, and improperly applied only the rear brake again, which locked the rear wheel a second time and caused the motorcycle to skid toward the number 2 lane for 116 feet. During the second skid, Welming lost control of the motorcycle. At this point, Janice Welming was thrown from the rear of the motorcycle.

According to court records:
Janice Welming: severe traumatic brain injury; aphasia; cognitive deficits; memory lapses; skull fracture; craniotomy; closed-head injury; intracranial hemorrhage fractures of the facial bone; three rib fractures; multiple pulmonary contusions; fractured right scapula; complex regional pain syndrome; brachial plexopathy; ear laceration; vision loss; abrasions.

Jerry Welming: minor bruises.

For more information you are welcome to contact Sacramento personal injury lawyer, Moseley Collins.

According to court records:
Janice Welming: $509,658 past medical; $545,580 future medical; $106,271 past wage loss; $962,752-$1,109,023 future wage loss; $18,382 past household services; $393,528 future household services.

Jerry Welming: $2,000,000 loss of consortium and emotional distress.

For more information you are welcome to contact Sacramento personal injury lawyer, Moseley Collins.

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