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Why Is Bonita Springs Being Sued?

January 16, 2016
Colson Hicks Eidson

While riding his Harley down East Terry Street in Bonita Springs, a 70-year-old man pulled to the left and prepared to turn onto Morton Avenue. He stopped, waiting for the cross traffic to clear, when a 2006 Ford F150 pickup crashed into the back of his Harley, and threw him into the road. This 70-year-old suffered several injuries and is looking for restitution for his suffering, so why is Bonita Springs being sued?

Who Was Driving The Truck?

The 56-year-old driver of the F150 that hit the motorcycle is an employee of the city of Bonita Springs. He works in the city’s code enforcement department, and he was on the job when the accident occurred. The victim of the crash is claiming that since the city employee caused the crash “while in the course and scope of his employment”, then he “breached his duty of care.” Now the victim is holding the city responsible for the actions of its employee.

How Much Damage Was Caused?

The Harley Davidson rider now has over $60,000 in medical bills and is recovering from a brain injury as a result of this accident. He is pursuing an undisclosed amount from the city to compensate for his medical expenses, pain and suffering, and damages, but Bonita Springs is fighting back. The city claims that it is not responsible for the actions of the parties involved, and now they are waiting for the presiding judge to set a trial date.

In a situation like this, it is important to have experienced representation. The lawyers of Colson Hicks Eidson have been helping the victims of auto accidents for over 40 years. For more information about what we do, keep watching our blog, Facebook, and Twitter, and don’t be afraid to contact us if you have suffered an injury after an auto accident.

Colson Hicks Eidson—Injury Attorneys