Moped Driver Awarded $3 Million for Injuries Caused by AT&T Wire

A Michigan jury awarded a moped driver $2.9 million for injuries he suffered after he struck a low-hanging AT&T wire. The Washtenew County jury found AT&T responsible for Kevin Michaels’ crash, which resulted in multiple injuries including a fracture skull and hearing loss.

According to the lawsuit, the wire was replaced in July 2016 after being damaged by a truck. Michaels’ moped accident occurred on Aug. 24, 2016. The jury determined that AT&T was negligent in its maintenance of the wire.

AT&T Wire Pulls Helmet off Rider’s Head

Michaels was traveling on his moped in Ann Arbor when he was flipped off his moped by the AT&T wire. The report says the wire was hanging 4 feet from the ground. Michaels’ helmet was actually pulled off his head by the telecommunications wire. The rider then flipped backwards off his moped onto the pavement. He was unconscious for 15 minutes before paramedics arrived and transported him to the hospital. Michaels suffered an injured spinal cord, fractured skull, broken jaw, concussion, crushed windpipe, and has lost much of his hearing due to the accident.

“AT&T was negligent in maintaining its equipment, which resulted in this man’s severe injuries. We are glad the jury has awarded him the compensation he deserves,” said Attorney Walter Clark, founder of Walter Clark Legal Group.

Our firm has been handling personal injury cases throughout the California Low Desert and High Desert communities for over 30 years. With a 95% success rate, the personal injury attorneys at Walter Clark Legal Group will fight to hold those responsible for your loss accountable and win compensation to cover medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident and want to discuss your legal options, contact us today for a free consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer. We have offices in Indio, Rancho Mirage, Victorville, and Yucca Valley and represent clients through the entire California Low Desert and High Desert communities.

DISCLAIMER: The Walter Clark Legal Group blog is intended for general information purposes only and is not intended as legal or medical advice. References to laws are based on general legal practices and vary by location. Information reported comes from secondary news sources. We do handle these types of cases, but whether or not the individuals and/or loved ones involved in these accidents choose to be represented by a law firm is a personal choice we respect. Should you find any of the information incorrect, we welcome you to contact us with corrections.

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