In October 2015, our client was involved in a motor vehicle accident and sustained significant injuries. The defendant driver failed to properly stop at a posted stop sign, causing him to T-bone the right side of our client’s car. Our client’s car sustained heavy damage and had to be towed from the scene, and our client was transported by emergency medical services to a nearby hospital to treat her injuries. After an investigation, the defendant driver was found to be at fault and was cited by the Findlay Police Department. At the hospital, our client was found to have sustained a severe compound fracture to her right ankle and several broken ribs. She remained in the hospital for the next six days.
At the time of the accident, our client was wearing an ankle bracelet. This complicated her injuries because, due to the impact from the car accident, the bracelet became imbedded into her leg near the bone at the fracture site. She was required to undergo a surgical procedure to remove the bracelet and reduce the ankle fracture. Unfortunately, our client was forced to undergo a second surgical procedure two days later to further repair the injury. During the second surgery, our client’s surgeon placed metal hardware to stabilize our client’s ankle. As a result of this second surgery, our client suffered from acute blood loss and she required several blood transfusions. After being discharged from the hospital, our client went to an inpatient nursing facility, where she remained for several months.
Three months after the accident, our client was still unable to bear any weight on her injured ankle. Because of this, she was unable to begin physical therapy for a substantial period of time and was expected to need long term physical therapy. Our client’s prognosis was very guarded, as her orthopedic surgeon was unsure how the injury would heal and even warned our client that there was a possibility that she would require an amputation.
We were contacted to by our client’s daughter to help assist our client in her recovery. Through successful negotiations, we obtained a policy limits settlement that will go a long way toward assisting our client in her recovery and accounting for the losses she sustained.
***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.***