A 22-year-old New London man, Grant Dauch, was struck by a vehicle on Hartland Center Road on Tuesday evening, causing serious injuries.
According to a news release from the Norwalk post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Dauch was injured when he was in the southbound lane attempting to stop traffic for a company that was offloading constructing equipment.
The vehicle that struck Dauch was driven by 34-year-old Crystal Hall who was driving a 2011 Ford Focus. She failed to stop and struck Dauch, resulting in him being thrown off the west side of Hartland Center Road.
Dauch was flown to Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo after first being taken to Fisher-Titus Medical Center with serious injuries.
Troopers have reported that Dauch was not wearing reflect clothing at the time of the accident and he did not have traffic control equipment to assist him in the dark roadway. Hall was not injured in the accident.
Filing a Lawsuit for a Work Injury
While our office doesn’t have further details other than what has been reported in the news, we would advise the injured man, Grant Dauch, to contact a personal injury lawyer.
If he was in fact on-the-job and was not given the proper safety equipment for his job, there are serious work injury factors that come into play regarding this accident. By contacting a lawyer as soon as possible, Dauch will ensure that investigation into the accident can happen ASAP, increasing the odds of him receiving a favorable settlement.
Work injury accidents have several different legal aspects, making it imperative to contact an experienced lawyer to work on your behalf. The lawyers at our office can be reached at 800.637.8170 and will walk you through the legal process, answer any questions that you have regarding your accident, and also give a free case evaluation. You can read our blog post about employers violating safety requirements to help you better understand the laws that are in place to protect workers.