In 2018, our client was walking westbound on a sidewalk along Central Avenue in Toledo, Ohio when he sustained several severe injuries when he was hit by a car. As our client attempted to cross Middlesex Drive within the crosswalk, the defendant driver drove through the crosswalk and struck our client at approximately 20 miles per hour. Our client was thrown to the ground, causing him to fall on his right shoulder and hit his head. Emergency medical services were called to the scene and our client was taken via ambulance to Toledo Hospital.
At the hospital, our client presented with shoulder pain, lower back pain, and a laceration to his forehead that required stitches. In the weeks following the accident, he continued to experience severe and persistent pain in his shoulder, and he was unable to move his right arm without excruciating pain. When the pain did not subside, our client sought further medical treatment and after an MRI, it was found that there was significant injury to his right shoulder and that surgical intervention was necessary to repair the injury. After the surgery, our client was ordered to remain in a sling and not move his right arm for four weeks, this was especially challenging as our client was right-hand dominant. Once his injury began to heal, our client was cleared to begin physical therapy, he required six months of physical therapy to rehabilitate the injury.
Our client contacted our firm shortly after the accident for assistance in his recovery. Luckily, due to a successful negotiation with the defendant’s car insurance company we completely avoided the need for litigation as we were able to obtain a significant settlement for our client.
***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.***