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Boyk Law Settlements, Verdicts, and Awards

We work hard to obtain maximum compensation for our clients. Constant communication, tough negotiating and expert trial skills have resulted in us obtaining millions of dollars in settlements for the injured.

Here are just a small portion of the damages we were able to collect on behalf of our clients. Due to the confidentiality clauses in some settlement agreements, we cannot share detailed information about many of our biggest cases on our website.

$1.25 million – Largest jury verdict in Wood Co. awarded to amputee

Our client was awarded the largest jury verdict in Wood County, $1.25 million, after a truck ran over his leg, causing the need for amputation.

Our client’s lower right leg was run over after he saved the life of a man about to be run over by a semi-truck. After undergoing numerous operations and skin grafts, our client ultimately had to have his leg amputated below the knee.

The lawsuit was filed in the Wood County Common Pleas Court against both Continental Express and its driver, Raymond Blake, the man who ran over our client’s leg.

The jury deliberated for only two hours before reaching a verdict. The jury found that Continental Express was liable for our client’s injuries and they awarded him $1.25 million to be paid by the trucking company.

To read the full story about our client’s battle for compensation, order a free copy of our 1st magazine, Injured Times by clicking here:  https://www.charlesboyk-law.com/books/injured-times-magazine-issue-one/

 

 $750,000 – Woman undergoes seven surgeries and ICU stay

Our client was faced with an ICU stay, several fractures, a traumatic brain injury and the need for seven surgeries after a serious car accident changed her life.

Our client was awarded $750,000 after a car turned right into the path of her car, causing the vehicles to collide. Our client’s vehicle ended up going off the right side of the roadway and came to a stop in a field and sustained significant damage, causing the need for her to be extracted from her vehicle. She was transported via life flight helicopter to a local hospital where she spent time in the Intensive Care Unit.

Since the accident, our client had to undergo seven separate surgeries in which multiple screws and plates had to be implanted, and she is still facing the possibility of additional operations. Our client suffered an ankle fracture and a femur fracture, a traumatic brain injury, and multiple abrasions. This is all in addition to a brain hemorrhage which required admission to ICU where all of her injuries could be closely monitored.

Our client had numerous hospital stays, months of rehabilitation and has been off work since the accident. She prided herself on working at the same company for 37 years prior to the accident, and the accident has taken a serious toll her and her family.

 

$1.25 million awarded to Ohio car accident victim

Boyk Law was able to secure a $1.25 million settlement for our client who was seriously injured in an Ohio car accident while on the job as a police officer.

On November 17, 2014, our client was rear-ended by a semi-truck traveling at a speed of 60 mph when the driver failed to stop at a red light. At the time of the incident, he was in the course and scope of his employment as a police officer with the local police department. The driver of the semi-truck was cited for speeding.

Our client was taken from the scene of the accident by EMS with complaints of upper back pain. While at the local emergency room, x-rays were taken which revealed that he had not suffered a fracture, he was discharged with back pain/strain of the thoracic spine.

A few days after the accident our client saw his family physician, with continuing complaints of upper to lower back pain. The doctor reviewed the films and determined that an MRI was not warranted at that point in time. He gave him a prescription for muscle relaxers and pain relievers and to return in two weeks. At the second appointment, our client reported increased pain and symptoms of anxiety and stress stemming from the pain levels and in the inability to get relief. The doctor continued to treat our client’s complaints very conservatively.

In mid to late December 2014, our client began a physical therapy regimen where he initially reported to his therapist difficulties with physical activities he was experiencing and the significant amount of pain that was constant. After six sessions, the therapist suspended the physical therapy treatment as there is concern that he is not experiencing any pain relief and that there may be something more serious happening.

Due to concerns expressed by our client’s physical therapist, an MRI was ordered of the lumbar spine which revealed a large disc herniation at L5-S1 with nerve root sleeve compression. Our client was immediately sent to a neurosurgeon for a treatment assessment who recommended that our client undergo a microdiskectomy at L5-S1 as soon as possible.

His surgery was scheduled and completed on January 29, 2015 at a local hospital. Shortly thereafter, he returned to his family doctor about continuing and increasing anxiety and symptoms of depression. He reported feelings of euphoria, racing thoughts, sleeplessness and irritability. At the same time, he experienced an increase in pain in his lower back and it was noted in the neurosurgeon’s charts that fluid had collected in the thecal region and an MRI completed on February 6, 2015 showed a residual L5-S1 disc herniation.

Surgical repair of the recurrent disc at L5-S1 was performed by the same neurosurgeon on February 10, 2015, after the pain following first operation became unbearable. Our client was kept overnight and discharged home with strict instructions not lift more than 1 to 2 lbs for at least two weeks, no driving for one week and he was not released to work until further instruction from the doctor. A subsequent MRI showed increases in fluid in the thecal sac. Due to increased pain levels, he was given a prescription for morphine and told to return to neurosurgeon again.

Our client’s unsatisfactory surgical repairs with his neurosurgeon prompted him to seek a second opinion, so he transferred his care to The University of Toledo Medical Center where he initially consulted with Dr. Nabil Ebraheim. He reported on his visit on March 2, 2015 that he had trouble ambulating and urinating following the first surgery and was experiencing pain radiating from the left side of his lower back into both legs. A CT scan was obtained which revealed a recurrent focal central disc protusion at the L4-L5 level indenting the anterior thecal sac. Dr. Ebraheim referred him to the care of Dr. Elgafy at UTMC for further treatment options.

Dr. Elgafy attempted to treat ongoing chronic pain with pain management medication but that treatment was unsuccessful. In April 2015, our client relayed his bouts of depression and anxiety to Dr. Elgafy with reported sleep disturbances. Epidural injections were attempted but again did not bring him any relief. On June 2, 2015, he underwent a third surgery on his L5 left-sided pars fracture and a post L5-S1 microdiskectomy, this involved a review of the fusion operation which was performed by the original neurosurgeon in February.

Following the operation in June 2015, our client underwent a course of physical therapy which did bring minimal relief. He continues to routinely follow-up with Dr. Elgafy at UTMC but does not have a clear course of treatment for the chronic pain he experiences.

Boyk Law was able to secure a settlement to pay for his medical bills and compensated for the extreme pain and suffering the accident continues to cause him.

 

Confidential settlement after near-fatal accident

Boyk Law was able to secure a substantial, confidential settlement after our client was t-boned on a rural road by someone who ran a stop sign.

On a fateful August morning, our client was traveling westbound on Buckskin Road in rural Hicksville, Ohio when his truck was struck by the driver of another truck that failed to yield at a stop sign.

His vehicle was so heavily damaged that the jaws of life were needed to remove him from the wreckage before he was taken by ambulance to a local hospital.

After months and months of recovering, his cognitive problems from the resulting brain injury and the major fractures of his right lower leg and ankle would prevent him from ever being able to work in roofing again.

Being that our client had been labeled as “totally unemployable”, experts were able to calculate that he would incur an economic loss of $1,053,234.00 over his lifetime. This amount is pale in comparison to the emotional and mental loss that he has sustained and will continue to deal with for the rest of his life.

Our client’s future and existing medical expenses totaled more than $500,000. These numbers do not factor in the 50 days that he spent in the hospital in a sedative state, missing out on some of the most precious moments of his young daughter’s life, who was only one month old at the time of the accident. The numbers never even consider the psychological damage this has caused to his personal life.

Although a lawsuit was filed in common pleas court, Boyk Law was successful in securing a confidential, out-of-court settlement without the need for a trial. Charles Boyk was the chief negotiator on our client’s behalf and was successful in negotiating a confidential settlement which was more than pleasing to him and his family.

 

$1.25 million – Passenger spends 3 years in nursing home

Three clients were horribly injured after being struck by another vehicle, but we were able to secure a settlement of $1.25 million to pay the medical bills.

When our client climbed in the van to travel with her sister and brother-in-law, she never would have expected that the ride would end with her suffering such serious injuries.

She almost lost her leg and required multiple surgeries and medical procedures totaling $500,000, in addition to having to spend three years in a nursing home recovering from her injuries.

We were able to secure a settlement of $1.25 million, which allowed our client to get proper medical treatment and provide her with financial security for the rest of her life.

 

$800,000 awarded to family after son’s wrongful death

The family of Robert Hensley received a settlement of $800,000 after their son, Robert, was fatally shot by police officers in April 2013.

The City of Celina resolved the lawsuit brought by the family of Robert Hensley, who was shot by a former Celina police officer on April 10, 2013. The officer was investigating a report that Mr. Hensley was improperly displaying a handgun in public. The gun was later found to be unloaded. The shooting by the officer was investigated by the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office, and a special prosecutor was appointed to present the case to a grand jury which did not indict the officer.

Mr. Hensley’s family brought a wrongful death lawsuit in federal court against the City and the former officer, alleging that the shooting violated Mr. Hensley’s civil rights. The City and Mr. Hensley’s family settled the lawsuit last month, and the probate court has now approved the settlement.  In exchange for the family dismissing the lawsuit, the family and their attorneys are receiving $800,000.00.  Neither the City nor the former officer admits liability in the settlement.

In the time since this incident, Celina’s new police chief, Tom Wale, has worked to implement many changes in the Celina Police Department, including changes to the policies regarding use of force. Celina is also in the process of purchasing and implementing cruiser cameras and body cameras for its police officers. Police Chief Tom Wale said, “As a police department, we are committed to serving the public and keeping the City of Celina safe. Like any organization, we always have room to improve. We believe the City of Celina will be better for it.”

The Hensley family welcomes the changes implemented by Celina and has received a written apology for their loss from the City.

 

Confidential settlement takes care of family after injury

Our client was faced with seemingly insurmountable injuries on a worksite when we helped him get the compensation he and his family deserved.

Our client underwent an 8-hour surgery to repair his tibia and fibia bones in his leg after a major injury accident involving a saw mill at the home of his employer.

He was hospitalized for 17 days and went through nine months of physical therapy after the saw cut through tissue, tendons, and bone.

Boyk Law stepped in and filed a lawsuit against the insurance company and was able to secure a substantial settlement to cover the his medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

 

 $890,000 after serious auto accident

Our client received a settlement of $890,000 after being seriously injured in an auto accident that left her needing multiple surgeries.

On June 26, 2012, our client was heading southbound on Secor when another vehicle pulled into her pathway causing her to strike the other car. Wendy was transported by ambulance to St. Anne's Hospital where it was determined that she had fractured her foot and multiple ribs.

She was considered too severe of a trauma and was transported to St. Vincent's Medical Center.

After she arrived at St. Vincent's X-rays and CT scans were done and Wendy was found to be suffering from right ankle fracture, right rib 3-7 fractures, left rib fractures 3-6 a, a fracture to her breastbone, a fractured nose, and serious fractures in her foot and leg.

Our client underwent a long, slow recovery that involved multiple surgeries, which is why we were thrilled to obtain a settlement for her as compensation for her steep medical bills and pain and suffering.

 

$500,000 (Policy limits) – Truck driver is struck by drunk driver, suffers brain damage and severe back injuries

A $500,000 settlement was awarded to a truck driver struck by a drunk driver, causing his multiple back injuries and brain damage.

A drunk driver struck our client while he was driving a semi-truck and despite the size of his vehicle, still suffered major health problems as a result of the accident. The truck caught on fire, and the 43-year-old client suffered severe injuries, including brain damage and serious back injuries. Our client lost partial sense of taste, hearing, and scent, and underwent extension treatment from a neuropsychologist and neurosurgeon. He also suffered severe memory loss and seizures, and was told that he would most likely never be able to work again.

 

Confidential Settlement – Client struck while transporting students

Our client received a confidential settlement after being struck by a 19-year-old under the influence of drugs. She spent the following month hospitalized.

Our client was a high school drill team coach transporting her students to a performance when she was t-boned by a young woman under the influence of drugs.

The 19-year-old driver failed to stop at the stop sign and ran head-on into the driver's side door of our client's vehicle at approximately 55 miles per hour, causing the need for our client to be life-flighted and spend the next month in the hospital.

She suffered:
– A compound fractured foot
– Broken ankle
– Fractured vertebrae
– Broken pelvis
– 9 broken ribs
– A fractured sternum
– Compound fractured arm
– Ruptured spleen
– Internal bleeding
– Lacerations to kidneys, liver, and colon

Through tough negotiations and a successful mediation, our firm was able to secure for our client a confidential settlement that will allow her to be cared for the rest of her life.

 

$340,000 – Car accident leaves man needing inpatient physical therapy

Our 66-year-old was a passenger involved in car accident, causing severe injuries.  Life-flight arrived and transported the client to the emergency room, where he was immediately turned over to the trauma unit to undergo numerous tests.

He was diagnosed with a left tibia fracture, requiring surgery. He was also diagnosed with pulmonary embolism and developed several infections.

The client was transferred to an extended care facility for physical therapy where he stayed for three months.

 

 

$325,000 awarded to injured worker after TBI

Our client was injured on a construction site after

Our client was at work on a construction site mixing cement when the mixer blocked up, swung, and hit him on the right side and threw him against a cement wall where he landed on his left side, left flank and back.

He was seen at St. Luke’s Hospital where he complained of pain on the left flank & left lower back, severe chest pain, and pain in his left hip. CT scans were taken and showed spinal fractures of L1 and 2 and multiple rib fractures on the left from rib 8 to 11, which caused fluid build-up in his chest. Our client was treated with morphine and Zofran and transferred to UTMC via ambulance for observation in the trauma service where he spent three days hospitalized.

$315,000 for Mom who lost unborn baby while passenger in car accident (Policy Limits)

A family of four was injured & an unborn baby’s life lost after the family was struck by another vehicle while passengers in a family member’s van.

Our client was a pregnant mother of three when she and two of her sons were passengers in a van whose driver ran a red light and collided with another vehicle.

While the boys sustained non-life-threatening injuries, they, along with the whole family, had to endure the devastation of their mother losing her unborn child after the accident and the subsequent life-flight to try and save her and the baby’s lives. It was only one week prior to the accident that our client discovered she was having a girl and that her boys would finally have a baby sister.

One of our client’s sons had to undergo two surgeries to repair a torn meniscus. The meniscus tear has severely hampered his soccer career, as he was expected to be chosen for the Varsity soccer team as a freshman.

The driver of the van was a relative of our client and was cited for the accident. After three years of trying to heal physically and emotionally, the family’s claim settled for $315,000. This was the only amount of money available under the insurance policy, due to the high number of other injured parties in the accident.

The settlement was reached for a total of $315,000.
  

$280,000 – Woman loses nearly all use of arm after semi hits her

Our client was rear-ended by a semi-truck, causing injuries that left her with limited use of her arm. We were able to obtain $280k in compensation for her.

Surgeries, months of physical therapy and having to re-learn life without full use of her arm were just a few of the hurdles our client was up against after being rear-ended by a semi-truck that was hauling over 20,000 lbs of cargo.

With the help of her family, our client was able to recover her health as much as possible, but will still battle serious mobilities limitations for the rest of her life. As compensation for all that she went through, our client’s claim was settled for $280,000.

  

Car accident victim awarded $220,000

Our client was injured in not one but two accidents, leaving him with major injuries. We settled for him the first accident for $220,000.

Following an automobile accident, our client sought medical treatment at a local chiropractor where he reported neck pain and numbness/tingling into the left arm down into his left hand. After a few weeks of attempting to alleviate his pain with chiropractic care and physical therapy exercises, the doctor referred our client to have an MRI of the cervical spine performed. The cervical spine MRI revealed a C5-C6 and C6-7 central disc bulge, which prompted the chiropractor to refer our client to an orthopedic surgeon.

Dr. Ebraheim began treating our client on September 20, 2012. The initial chart notes indicate that our client was still experiencing neck pain and numbness/tingling in the left arm/hand following an auto accident, which occurred on August 11, 2012. Examination revealed abnormal range of motion of the neck and muscle tenderness. Dr. Ebraheim administered a trigger point injection and instructed our client to take ibuprofen daily and to wear a soft c-collar.

After trying injections without success, Dr. Ebraheim referred our client to Dr. Azedine Medhkour, a neurologist, for consultation. Upon review of the MRI findings, Dr. Medhkour recommended an anterior cervical fusion with machined allograft at C5-C6 and C6-C7. The operation was performed on February 12, 2013 by Drs. Ebraheim and Medhkour. Surgery was successful, and our client began to have feeling back in the left arm/hand.

Routine follow-up appointments with both Drs. Ebraheim and Medhkour show that our client’s symptoms were improving, numbness/tingling from the neck into the left hand was dissipating and he was on track to make a full recovery after completing a physical therapy regimen to regain strength and motion in the cervical spine. However, a second automobile accident occurred on January 24, 2014, bringing our client’s progress to a halt.

Our office was able to obtain a settlement of $220,882 for the first accident, allowing him to get his medical bills paid and focus on recovery.

  

$120,000 for woman hit after refusing ride from drunk driver

Our client was run over by a drunk driver with whom she refused to accept a ride from. Her injuries included multiple fractures that left her needing surgery.

Our client was awarded $120,000 for injuries that left her needing months of physical therapy, surgery, and pain management.

After refusing to accept a ride from a drunk driver, our client was run over by the car, causing fractures to her left ankle, tailbone, and pelvis. She suffered a chipped vertebrae in her spine, bruising on the entire left side of her body, and her spinal cavity filled with blood.

After extensive physical therapy and pain management, she underwent surgery and more PT and but will never be 100%.

$100,000 settlement for man bit by Great Dane

After being attacked by a Great Dane, our client was forced to undergo surgery to his groin to repair nerve damage and received $100,000 in compensation.

After being attacked by a Great Dane while working as a U.S. Postal worker, our client was hospitalized and had to undergo emergency surgery to repair the nerve damage in his groin area.

The extensive medical treatment, lost wages, and emotional toll that the injury took on our client and his spouse resulted in Boyk Law being able to obtain a settlement of $100,000 on his behalf.

 

$100,000 awarded to family after father is killed

A family who lost their father after an accidental shooting was awarded $100,000 as compensation for the negligence behind his death.

A 24-year-old man tragically lost his life in a fatal shooting accident, leaving behind three small children. Our firm was able to secure $100,000 in compensation for the family for the negligence behind the young man’s death.

Our deepest condolences continue to go out to his family, as the children learn to grow up without their father.

 

$100,000 awarded to pedestrian struck while crossing the street

Our client had to spend ten weeks in a nursing home after being struck by a car while she was crossing the street while at work.

Our client was working at a local university when she was struck by a car while crossing the street. After an extensive hospital stay and ten weeks in the nursing home recovering from multiple fractures and a closed head injury and brain bleed, our client still needed outpatient therapy. She continued to battle vertigo and nausea from the head injury and will most likely need a full knee replacement to repair the damage from the crash.

Boyk Law was able to secure $100,000 as compensation for her medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

 

$100,000 awarded to woman injured in motorcycle accident

Boyk Law client’s case settled for $100,000 after being injured while on the back of a motorcycle in an accident.

During the summer of 2014, our client was the passenger on the back of a motorcycle that was traveling eastbound on Corduroy Road when the driver ran into the back of another motorcycle that was stopped to avoid a pedestrian in the roadway. Our client was ejected from the back seat of the motorcycle and thrown into the street. She was initially taken to St. Charles Hospital by Lucas County EMS, but once a CT scan revealed that she had suffered life-threatening injuries, she was transported to St. Vincent’s Hospital.

Months later, after fighting to recover from a skull fracture and a fractured wrist, our client is still having hearing problems.

We were able to obtain for her a settlement of $100,000 to compensate her for her injuries, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

 

$100,000 (policy limits) awarded to roll-over accident victim

$100,000 policy limits settlement for car accident victim. Our client’s car rolled over three times after he was struck by a car that ran a red light.

Our firm negotiated a $100,000 policy limits settlement for a man who suffered serious injuries after a car accident.

A driver ran a red light and struck our client, causing his car to roll three times, and pinning his hand under the door as it slid on its side.

Not only did he need surgery to repair the damage to his hand, but he is now facing serious heart problems, despite never having any cardiac issues prior to the accident. Our client also had to undergo physical therapy to treat pain in his back, hips, and pelvic area, and missed quite a bit of work.

 

Cab driver’s case settles for $50,000

Our client was on the job, working as a cab driver when she was struck head-on by another driver and hospitalized in the ICU step-down unit for five days.

Our client spent five days in the ICU step-down unit after a head-on collision nearly broke her back. She was working as a cab driver when the accident occurred, and it caused a sprain to her vertebrae, a severe concussion, and a hairline skull fracture, as well as serious bruising, swelling, and hematomas.

After missing two months of work, our client was finally able to return to driving her cab, except the concussion and resulting traumatic brain injury has nearly wiped her of her short-term memory.

 

As a result of the accident, our client received $50,000 in compensation to cover the cost of her medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.