In 2014, our client was in stopped traffic on Sylvania Avenue in Sylvania, Ohio when she sustained serious injury to her arm due to a motor vehicle accident. As the defendant driver approached the stopped traffic, her foot slipped off the brake and onto the gas pedal. This caused her to collide with the rear end of our client’s car at around 40 miles per hour. The impact from this crash caused a chain reaction, with our client’s car jolting forward into the car in front of her. Our client was transported to an area hospital to treat her injuries.
At the hospital, our client reported that she was experiencing neck pain. She was subsequently discharged and instructed to follow up with her primary care physician. At an appointment with her primary provider, she was referred to an orthopedic surgeon who diagnosed her with a complete tear of her rotator cuff with additional tears to muscles and tendons in her arm. In order to treat her injuries, she was required to undergo a painful and invasive surgical procedure to repair the tears in her shoulder and arm. While the surgery was initially thought to be a success, a year after the surgery our client was still experiencing severe pain and she was required to have a series of steroid injections as well as a needle aspiration to remove fluid from around the joint. Our client still continues to experience increasingly persistent pain and reduced mobility in her shoulder and arm, and according to our client’s orthopedic surgeon, she will need to undergo a repeat operation in the near future to continue to treat the injury.
We were able to completely avoid the need for our client to ever set foot into a courtroom as we were able to obtain a satisfactory settlement for her. The settlement we were able to secure for her will go a long way to ensure that she can receive the necessary medical treatments and surgical procedures she will now require.
***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.***