The family of a 61-year-old motorcyclist has reached a $2.25M wrongful death settlement with the driver of the pickup truck that struck him in May 2012. Robert Kegler was riding his motoricycle when he was hit by a Chevrolet S-10 pickup truck driven by 17-year-old Andrew Kebalo. The teen driver was making a left turn even though Kegler had the right of way on the road at the time.
The impact of the motorcycle collision threw Kegler from his bike. The rider had to be flown by chopper to a hospital where he was pronounced dead just hours later.
Kebalo reportedly told police that even though he saw the motorcycle approaching he figured that he had enough time to take the turn. The 17-year-old was charged with failing to yield the right of way and criminal negligent homicide.
Kegler’s family is suing not just Kebalo, but also his family’s business, which owns the pickup truck that he was driving when he struck the motorcyclist. The $2.25 million settlement was reached following mediation.
Motorcycle riders are at high risk of serious injuries during a traffic crash. If you are a motorcyclist who was injured in a Boston motorcycle accident, or your loved one was a rider that was severely hurt or killed in a collision, do not hesitate to contact our Massachusetts motor vehicle crash lawyers right away.
Filing a Boston traffic collision lawsuit can take time. You want to make sure you are represented by a law firm that knows how to pursue your recovery, whether this means settling the case in mediation or taking the lawsuit to trial.
Obtaining compensation for Massachusetts personal injury or wrongful death won’t bring your loved one back. However, it can help cover related costs and damages while allowing you to hold the negligent party or parties liable. Even if the negligent act was not intentional, you may still be able to sue for compensation.
Motorcyclist’s Family Settles Wrongful Death Claim for $2.25 Million, Connecticut Law Tribune, January 6, 2015
Motorcycle Crash Claims Life of Enfield Man, Ellington Somers-Patch, May 21, 2012
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