Browns DL Breaks Arm in Motorcycle Accident

South Carolina Accident and Injury Attorneys

USA Today reported that Cleveland Brown defensive end Marcus Benard broke his arm in a motorcycle accident Monday night, shortly after the team’s practice ended coming off their bye week.

Coach Pat Shurmur told USA today that Benard is undergoing more tests and evaluation. The 26-year-old wrecked his motorcycle on Interstate 71 about 90 minutes after the Browns wrapped up their first practice in preparation for Sunday’s game in Oakland.

Benard, who played in all four games this season, will likely miss a lot of time and may have to go on injured reserve.   However, it appears he was lucky to avoid a more serious injury.

Ohio authorities say they are still investigating Benard’s crash.  It’s not yet known if any other vehicles were involved in the incident.

Last year, Benard led the team with 7½ sacks.  However, it has been a rough year for the NFL player.

In November, he was hospitalized after fainting in the locker room before a practice.  He did undergo tests, which ruled out any heart problems or other major medical conditions.  He claimed the incident was related to stress caused by the impending birth of his son.

Unfortunately, the Browns have a history with motorcycle accidents that some know all too well.

Seven years ago, tight end Kellen Winslow sustained near-deadly injuries when he wrecked his motorcycle while doing tricks in a parking lot near his home.

Marcus Benard overcame long odds to make it to the National Football League. He was signed by Cleveland as an undrafted free agent in 2009.

He spent the first nine weeks of the season on the practice squad before being promoted to the active roster.  At the end of last year, he sacked Ben Roethlisberger twice as Cleveland upset Pittsburgh.

By: Pete Strom, South Carolina Accident Attorney

Student’s Death Prompts Wrongful Death Suit Against Horry County School District

Parents of an Horry County student filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the school district and the SC Department of Education one year after their son was killed on his way to school.

In November 2009, Rodney and Cathleen Chaplin’s son, Marc, 18, was killed when a school bus driven by 77 year old Michael Burns struck his motorcycle. The Highway Patrol charged the school bus driver with failure to yield the right of way.

The Chaplin family alleges that the Horry County School District negligently entrusted a school bus with an incompetent driver.  According to court records, the driver was found guilty of failure to yield the right of way in 2007.

The suit seeks actual damages in the amount of $600,000.00.

According to one report, the Chapin Family further claims that the school district violated the Freedom of Information Act when they failed to respond to prior request for records.

At Strom Law Firm, our attorneys have a substantial amount of experience dealing with car accidents of all types and represent clients throughout the state of South Carolina who have been seriously harmed by negligent drivers. As an experienced firm, we know that many injuries do not appear serious at first but that they may, in fact, plague someone for life. Our attorneys and support staff are experienced in this regard and can aggressively pursue compensation for all your injuries, both current and future.

If you or someone you love has been injured contact the Strom Law Firm, L.L.C. today for a free consultation to discuss the facts of your case.