Our client, aged 75 years old, was the operator of a 1997 Yamaha motorcycle travelling in the eastbound lanes of Pennsylvania Avenue, Fort Washington, PA when he was struck by a 2008 Mercedes-Benz C300 sedan operated by the Defendant, Romel Sligh, who at the time, was driving the car for Defendant, Park Avenue Motor Cars d/b/a Mercedes Benz of Fort Washington.
At the time of collision, Defendant, Sligh, had exited from a driveway at 432 Pennsylvania Avenue with the intention to turn left and proceed westbound on Pennsylvania Avenue but he had to first safely cross the two travel lanes of eastbound Pennsylvania Avenue on which traffic was stopped for a red light at the intersection ahead.
Our client had been exiting the driveway of a car wash across the street from the driveway Sligh was exiting and was intending to proceed left on eastbound Pennsylvania Avenue. So, our client had to cross the 2 westbound lanes and was entering into the left east bound lane when the accident occurred. Sligh had been waved into the eastbound lanes by a vehicle stopped at the red light just ahead on eastbound Pennsylvania Ave. and was looking to his right, for traffic coming westbound, as he entered the left lane of eastbound Pennsylvania Ave, he struck our client.
Our client sustained numerous injuries: left lower leg fracture with the bone coming through the skin which required external fixation surgery, multiple surgeries to cut away dead skin and eventually placement of rod and screws. All of this was complicated by wound closure difficulties and persistent non-union of the dominant fracture line. Although the Plaintiff’s bone healed, Michael Solow’s leg continues to have swelling, pain and occasional oozing from the skin.
Result: The case settled for $1,000,000.00
Attorney: Anthony J. Baratta – Baratta, Russell & Baratta