In 2018, our client was driving in Sandusky County, Ohio, when she was involved in a motor vehicle accident. The defendant had been stopped at a stop sign, but, failing to see our client’s vehicle approaching the intersection, the defendant driver proceeded to enter the intersection instead of yielding and collided with the car our client was driving. Our client was transported by emergency medical services to an area hospital to treat her injuries. An investigation proved the defendant to be at fault and she was subsequently cited for causing the accident.
At the hospital, x-rays revealed our client had sustained several fractures to her right foot as a result of the accident. She was placed in a fracture boot and instructed to follow up with an orthopedic doctor. Upon a follow up, the fractures proved to be more severe and our client required surgery to repair the injury. In order to fix her ankle, her orthopedic surgeon had to place an internal fixation and install hardware into our client’s ankle. Two months after the surgery, she had the wires removed from her ankle and was cleared to being physical therapy to regain her strength and mobility. Our client was also expected to need another surgery in the future, to remove the remaining hardware from her ankle.
After the accident, our client was unable to put any weight on her injured ankle for three months and was unable to work for over six months. Additionally, she continued to suffer from continued pain and stiffness in her ankle. She also now walks with a limp. It was our client’s orthopedic surgeon’s opinion that her injuries were permanent in nature and that she would experience future limitations and decreased range of motion in her ankle.
We were contacted by our client shortly after the accident to assist her in her recovery. Due to a successful negotiation, we obtained a policy limits settlement for our client and avoided the need for her to go through a stressful trial.
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