CASES OF INTEREST: JANUARY 2023
Lake House Cart Puts Local Woman in ICU
Our client was in Tennessee visiting friends at their lake house. The property owners had installed a specialized motorized cart that transported lake-goers from the lake to the lake house, which was up a long, steep incline. Our client was riding the cart up the incline when another passenger on the cart heard a noise and jumped out to see what was making the noise. Suddenly, the cable carrying the cart snapped and sent the cart speeding down the incline approximately 150 feet before crashing into a tree with our client still in it. Our client was unconscious for nearly 20 minutes before waking up, severely injured. A Coast Guard helicopter was called, which rushed our client to the University of Tennessee Hospital Knoxville, where she was admitted to the ICU for five days with brain bleed and other serious injuries. Our firm is pursuing claims against the homeowners for negligence.
Toledo Woman Severely Injured in Michigan No-Look Accident
A Toledo woman, our client, was driving eastbound on US 223 near Ottawa Lake, Michigan when she was involved in a serious accident. Another driver at the intersection of US 223 and Sylvania-Petersburg Road pulled out into the intersection without looking for oncoming traffic, causing our client to impact the side of the other driver’s vehicle, traveling approximately 55mph. The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene, where the other driver admitted fault. As a result of the accident, our client suffered a compound fracture of her left leg in four places, a punctured lung, a broken sternum, a broken wrist, and a broken left ankle. She was taken via EMS to the Toledo Hospital Emergency Room for surgery on her left ankle. She recently had a second surgery and faces a long road to recovery.
Pedestrian Killed in Crosswalk
Our firm represents the estate of a man who was killed as a pedestrian in a car accident in Lima, Ohio. On a clear day, the man was crossing Kibby Street in the crosswalk when a driver turned left through the intersection and hit him. The driver stated that she simply did not see the man. He was rushed via EMS to St. Rita’s Medical Center, where he later succumbed to his injuries. Our office is pursuing a wrongful death claim against the driver.