After a trial of one and a half days, a Kennebec County jury awarded more than $400,000 to Katherine Marsters for motorcycle crash injuries she sustained as a passenger on a motorcycle struck by a car on Western Avenue in Augusta, Maine. Nancy Rogier, a retiree, drove the car. The motorcycle was passing the vehicle on the right when the car took a sudden right turn into Baglemania. Ms. Rogier admitted that she had turned her turn signal on and off before her sudden turn. The motorcycle was a total loss. Ms. Marsters skidded sixty feet along the asphalt and sustained road rash on over fifty percent of her body and multiple fractures of her left hand and arm. Her arm and hand are now scarred and disfigured, and she has a residual weakness. At the time of the accident, Ms. Marsters was a professional dancer and athlete, traveling throughout the country specializing in pole performances.
The Kennebec County jury awarded more than $2M in damages and determined that the vehicle’s driver was responsible for 20 percent of these damages. Attorney Christian Foster of Garmey Law represented Ms. Marsters. “My client and I will remain forever grateful to the jury’s attention and effort paid to this matter. Before this trial, the defendant’s insurance company had made a formal offer of judgment of only $9,500, which was devastating to Ms. Marsters and left Ms. Marsters no choice but to present this case to a Maine Jury. This case proves that the jury system is alive and well in Maine. Ms. Marsters will now be able to continue with her life and has a future that she can look forward to living. I am proud to have represented her.”
Also reported on Bangor Daily News.