In 2015, our client was riding as a passenger in his sister’s car when they were involved in a motor vehicle accident. As the siblings were traveling southbound on State Route 53 in Seneca County, Ohio, the defendant driver, traveling northbound, crossed the center line and struck the sister’s car head-on. The impact of the collision was so extreme that it caused our client’s leg to be partially amputated and he sustained several traumatic injuries. He was life flighted to a nearby hospital to treat his injuries.
At the hospital, our client was diagnosed with severe open fractures of his right tibia and fibula, numerous fractures to his ankle, a lung contusion, and a concussion. Our client was admitted to the hospital and underwent surgery to treat the severe fractures to his tibia and fibula. He remained the hospital for four days before he was able to return home. A month after the accident, he required another surgical procedure, this time to repair his ankle injury.
This traumatic accident severely altered our client’s life. Prior to the accident he was a young 19-year-old who worked for a glass company. However, after the accident he was off work for a significant period of time, and it was unlikely that he would be able to return to his job as it was too physically demanding. Our client was also exploring the possibility of joining the military, but after the accident, he is unable to serve due to the permanent nature of his injuries.
Through negotiations, we were successful in avoiding litigation and obtained a policy limits settlement for our client. While our client can never be made completely whole due to the permanent injuries and limitations he has sustained, the settlement we secured for him will go a long way to account for his pain and suffering and help him as he moves forward into the next chapter of his life.
***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.***