BLG founding partner Charles B. Tanksley recently obtained a settlement in the amount of $825,000.00 in a case pending in the Superior Court of Paulding County. The case involves a 56 year-old motorcyclist injured when he was forced to lay his bike down to avoid a motorist that pulled out in front of him.
The incident was initially written up by the investigating officer as a single vehicle accident, stating that the motorcyclist simply lost control of the motorcycle and overturned in the median of State Road 120 at the intersection with Evans Mill Drive in Paulding County.
As a result of a thorough investigation by BLG, an eyewitness was identified who had been traveling immediately behind the motorcyclist. The witness testified on video deposition that a white SUV pulled in front of the motorcycle, placing the fault with the driver of the SUV.
BLG used 911 recordings to identify the driver of the SUV. In addition, a passenger of the SUV stated during the 911 call that “[the driver] must not have seen the cyclist and [the cyclist] was trying to avoid us when he wrecked.”