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The Chicago Sun-Times reports that a personal injury lawsuit stemming from a motorcycle crash in Joliet, IL yielded record settlement compensation of $6 million dollars.
Mr. Richard Wright and his 15 year old daughter Kelly Wright were side struck by a man driving a Chevrolet truck while riding a motorcycle in Joliet. The truck driver John Martis was attempting to turn left at a stop sign in the suburban neighborhood when he hit the motorcycle with his truck.
Both Mr. Wright and his daughter Kelly suffered from various injuries due to the accident. Mr. Wright suffered a fractured wrist and ankle, while his daughter Kelly Wright suffered from a severely broken left ankle and a severe right tibia fracture. These injuries have required surgeries.
While the Wrights have won a victory a record settlement compensation with their case, their story serves as a reminder for motorcycle safety. Here are some tips for riding safe on a motorcycle courtesy of the Motorcycle Safety Foundation:
As you can tell, a lot of these tips can help you in case you ever get into an accident with your motorcycle. If you have any more questions, please check out our Related Resources links for more information.
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