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$100,000 – 23-Year-Old Sustains Significant Injury in Rollover Car Crash Due to Uninsured and Unlicensed Driver

In May 2014, our client was traveling southbound on State Route 199 in Perrysburg, Ohio when she sustained serious injuries in a rollover motor vehicle accident. The defendant driver struck our client when he failed to yield at a stop sign, causing our client’s car to rollover and land on its roof. When emergency medical services arrived, our client was found hanging upside down in the car and she had to be extracted from her vehicle. Our client was taken to a nearby hospital to treat her injuries. After an investigation was conducted by the Ohio State Highway Patrol, the defendant driver was found to be at fault for causing the accident and was cited. It was also discovered that the defendant did not have a license and was an uninsured driver.

Our client was admitted to the hospital, where she remained for the next five days. As a result of the accident our client was found to have sustained several fractures to her left ankle and an injury to her left knee. Due to the extensive damage to her ankle, our client required a surgical repair of her ankle in which the surgeons placed pins and screws in her ankle, as well as a large external fixator to stabilize her ankle.

Due to the nature of our client’s injury, she was unable to bear any weight on her left leg and she relied on a wheelchair to get around. For our client, that meant she was forced to take a significant amount of time off work while her injury healed. Not only did our client lose wages while she was off work, but due to the length of time off, it was unlikely she would have a position to return to when she was able to go back to work. Our client also incurred substantial medical expenses as a direct result of her injuries and was facing additional costs for another surgical procedure to remove the external fixator, plus physical therapy to regain the mobility and strength in her ankle.

Our firm was contacted just days after the accident to assist our client in her recovery. Though the at-fault driver was uninsured, our client luckily had purchased an uninsured motorist coverage policy from her own auto insurance company. Through negotiations, we were successful in obtaining a policy limits settlement under that policy. The settlement we secured for our client will go a long way to account for her pain and suffering.

This case is an excellent example of why it is critical for Ohio drivers to purchase uninsured motorist coverage to protect them from dangerous, uninsured drivers like the one in this case.

***Individual results may vary based on the facts, injuries, jurisdiction, venue, witnesses, parties, and other factors. This result is not necessarily representative of the results obtained by all clients.***

 

Charles E. Boyk Law Offices, LLC

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