In January 2014, our client was driving northbound on Monroe Street through the intersection of Collingwood. As he drove through the intersection, another driver ran a red light, causing a collision with our client. Emergency medical services took our client from the scene to a nearby hospital to assess his injuries. After an investigation, the defendant was found to be at fault for the accident and was cited.
At the hospital, our client was diagnosed with a fractured leg and knee injury. He was discharged from the hospital and instructed to follow up with an orthopedic surgeon. After examining his injury, an orthopedic surgeon determined that surgical intervention was necessary to correct the fracture. Two days later, our client underwent a painful surgery to repair the injury, which required the placement of surgical screws in his leg. Following surgery, our client was unable to put any weight on his injured leg for nearly four months, which caused him to become extremely dependent on his girlfriend. He also required months of physical therapy to aid his recovery, and even as the injury healed, he suffered from constant pain and swelling in his leg and knee.
While there is never a “good” time to be involved in a car accident, this accident could not have come at a worse time for our client. He had just relocated from Florida to Toledo, Ohio to take a new job as an economist for a local company. The job presented a huge opportunity for our client, as the position included a leadership role within the company. The accident, injury, and many appointments that our client had to deal with required him to take time off work and work from home for a long period of time. Due to having to work remotely, his talents were not fully realized.
Prior to this accident, our client was a young and active individual who took joy in playing sports. He was also a runner and competed frequently in 10k races. However, as a result of his injury, his surgeon stated that he will never be able to run or participate in strenuous physical activity again, and that the injury he sustained is permanent. He will also require future surgeries that will cause him pain and additional medical expenses.
We were retained to assist our client just days after the accident occurred. Luckily, due to a successful negotiation we obtained a settlement for our client without him ever needing to set foot in a courtroom. While our client will likely feel the pain from this accident both physically and financially well into the future, the settlement we recovered on his behalf will go a long way to account for his pain and suffering.
***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.***