Phoenix injury lawyers have filed a negligence lawsuit on behalf of a Gila Bend resident and against the Buckeye Elementary School District and the Town of Buckeye stemming from an Arizona motorcycle versus car accident. The Arizona Republic is reporting that the crash allegedly occurred about a year ago and caused the 30-year-old motorcyclist to become partially blind.
The Gila Bend man was riding his bike when a special education teacher from the Inca Elementary School, driving her personal vehicle, made a left turn from Yuma Road to get onto Durango Road and failed to yield to oncoming traffic. The motorcyclist crashed into the teacher’s driver’s-side door and ended up beneath her vehicle.
At the time of the accident, the teacher was working for the school district and was traveling to a training session, therefore within the scope of her employment. The lawsuit alleges the bike rider sustained a severe concussion that has resulted in memory loss and a partial loss of vision.
The lawsuit was filed on September 15 in Maricopa County Superior Court. The teacher, school district and town are named as defendants. The plaintiff’s previously filed notice of claim is asking for $28.5 million in damages from the defendants. The motorcyclist’s lost wages and medical bills incurred so far are reportedly in the area of $4 million. The victim’s wife and two children are also named as plaintiffs.
The motorcyclist’s attorneys are not named in the Arizona Republic article, and only referred to as “Phoenix lawyers”.