In 2017, our client was traveling northbound on Interstate 280 in Toledo, Ohio when he was involved in a motor vehicle accident. Our client had slowed with the speed of traffic due to an accident ahead of him. The defendant driver failed to notice our client slowing down and rear ended our client’s car. The defendant was issued a citation for assured clear distance by the Toledo Police Department.
Our client went to the hospital after the accident and was diagnosed with a rotator cuff tear and cervical strain whiplash. He was discharged from the hospital and instructed to follow up with an orthopedic surgeon. Upon further testing, the orthopedic surgeon confirmed that our client had suffered multiple tears to his rotator cuff and that he would require surgery to repair the injury.
At the time of the accident, our client worked as a train conductor. While he worked through the pain prior to the surgery, our client was required to miss numerous days of work due to needing to attend doctor’s appointments. He was also required to miss nearly four months of work after his surgery as his job was physically demanding and he could not perform his job while recovering. This put a significant financial strain on our client’s family, and our client worried immensely about how he would provide for his family while off work. Due to his limited mobility, our client was also unable to help with the care of his newborn baby, who was born just a few weeks after his surgery. This put a significant strain on his fiancée, who was not only recovering from her own injuries from the car accident but was also recovering from a c-section.
Through successful negotiations we avoided trial and obtained a satisfactory settlement for our client. While our client will likely feel the pain from this accident both physically and financially well into the future, the settlement we recovered on his behalf will go a long way to account for his pain and suffering.
***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.***