In 2014, while our client was driving in Fostoria, Ohio, his car was struck by the defendant’s car head on when the defendant failed to yield right of way to our client. After an investigation, the defendant was found to be at fault for the accident and was cited. Our client was transported to an area hospital to assess his injuries.
At the hospital, our client expressed complaints of right shoulder, elbow, and wrist pain as well as neck pain and numbness. He was discharged from the hospital and instructed to follow up with a local doctor. Upon a follow up, his doctors recommended that our client begin physical therapy to help with the wrist and neck pain he was experiencing. Unfortunately, the physical therapy failed to relieve our client’s pain and he was referred to an orthopedic surgeon and neurologist to further evaluate his injuries. It was determined that our client was suffering from a pinched nerve in his spine. In attempts to reduce his pain, our client required two sets of painful nerve root block injections. However, these injections failed to bring him any relief. It was then decided that he would need to under a surgical operation to repair his injury. While the initial surgery went well, our client faced a series of complications because of the surgery. The surgical site became infected, and a fall resulted in further pain for our client. As a result, our client still continues to experience substantial pain in his neck, shoulder, and arms.
Our services were retained shortly after the accident occurred and we filed suit in the Hancock County Common Pleas Court on behalf of our client. Due to a successful negotiation, we avoided the need for trial and obtained a satisfactory settlement for our client. The substantial settlement we were able to secure for him will go a long way to account for his pain and suffering and will help him receive the required medical treatments he now requires.
***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.***