On March 14, 2003, Defendant truck-driver Yocum negligently turned left in front of Plaintiff’s oncoming motorcycle. Plaintiff was operating his motorcycle slightly in excess of the speed limit, and was not wearing a helmet at the time of the collision. Defendant claimed Plaintiff operated his motorcycle while under the influence of marijuana (six nanograms of THC found in Plaintiff’s blood at hospital). Plaintiff suffered a spinal cord injury as a result of the impact. While Plaintiff is able to use a walker to walk very short distances, he is primarily wheelchair bound. As a result of his injury, Plaintiff has only limited function of his hands.
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