Motorcyclist Sues City, County, and State Governments For Causing Accident

by Staff Blogger | July 9th, 2012

July 9, 2012

A Santa Ana man is suing several different levels of government for causing a California Motorcycle Accident that left him seriously injured. According to The Orange County Register, the accident happened on March 25 at 11:00 p.m. on the shoulder of I-5 just south of El Camino Real.

The man says he was attempting to stop his motorcycle along the shoulder of the highway, but in the process, he struck a raised and unmarked curb that caused him to lose control of his bike and crash. As a result, he suffered serious injuries including a head injury, lacerated spleen, and internal bleeding.

The man has since filed lawsuits against the city of San Clemente where the accident occurred, as well as Orange County and the state of California, seeking more than $200,000 in medical expenses and damages claiming that the curbs were unmarked and too steep to drive across safely, making them a hazard.

All defendants have denied the claim on the grounds that the curbs are used as a safety feature for motorists to keep vehicles coming on and off the interstate separated; however, the man hopes a jury will hear the case on the grounds that regardless of the curb’s purpose, they should be marked to warn motorists of their danger.

The California Personal Injury Lawyers with Berg injury Lawyers would like to wish the man the best of luck with his case.