Congratulations to Florida medical malpractice & personal injury lawyers Jonathan E. Freidin and Whitney M. Untiedt, who obtained a $1,475,000 settlement on behalf of the family of a man who died in a motorcycle accident. Mr. Freidin and Ms. Untiedt litigated the case to the fullest extent, and finalized settlement negotiations on the eve of trial.
“This was a tragic wrongful death case where a family lost a husband and father while he was safely riding a motorcycle at night. We can’t express how incredible our clients were through this difficult process, and we were proud to represent them,” said attorney Jonathan E. Freidin.
While the motorcyclist was riding on U.S. 1 in Miami at night, he was struck by a car making a left turn from the opposite direction. Unfortunately, the driver of the car did not see him, and the motorcyclist died on impact. Mr. Freidin and Ms. Untiedt were able to locate an eye witness, who had a dashcam rolling at the time of the incident.
The defense alleged that the motorcyclist was speeding and was therefore at fault for the accident. However, the Freidin Brown team retained a top accident reconstruction expert to prove that the motorcyclist was in fact driving within the speed limit, and even if he weren’t, there would have been insufficient time for him to stop. The team of lawyers were also able to effectively impeach the defense expert’s credibility by calling into question his faulty speed calculations.
“Unfortunately, this case demonstrates the inherent dangers of riding a motorcycle – especially at night. No matter how safely you are riding, like our client in this case, other drivers are not always as vigilant,” said attorney Whitney M. Untiedt.
If you or a loved one has been injured while riding a motorcycle, it is important to contact a Florida motorcycle accident lawyer right away to learn about your rights. Our Florida personal injury lawyers are standing by waiting to speak with you or meet you in our Miami or Fort Myers office. Consultations are always free and confidential, with no strings attached.