As our client was driving on I-475 she was involved in an auto accident that resulted in serious injuries. The defendant had been pulled off the side of the road assisting her daughter, whose vehicle had broken down. As the defendant attempted to re-enter the flow of traffic, she pulled out in front of our client’s car, resulting in a significant collision between the two vehicles. Our client appeared to have a seizure at the scene of the collision and was transferred by emergency medical services to a nearby hospital to have her injuries evaluated. After an investigation, it was determined that the defendant was at fault for the accident, and she was cited for failure to yield.
At the hospital, our client was diagnosed with a severe concussion, a mild traumatic brain injury, and bulging discs, and there was also a concern that she may be suffering from seizures. She was admitted to the hospital, where she remained for four days. She was discharged from the hospital and subsequently admitted into an inpatient rehabilitation center, where she remained for two weeks. Once home, our client continued to suffer extensively from chronic pain, headaches, stuttering, dizziness, stress, and anxiety. Our client also suffered from anxiety, depression, cognitive deficits, and her physical capabilities were severely limited due to the accident.
While this accident took a huge physical and mental toll on our client, it also had a significant impact on the lives of her husband and two young children. Due to the injuries she sustained, our client has been unable to take part in the activities that the family once enjoyed doing together.
Our office filed suit in the Lucas County Common Pleas Court for claims of negligence and loss of consortium. We worked with our client to ensure she saw all the specialists she needed to care for her numerous injuries, and to ensure we had the evidence necessary to support her claims. Luckily, due to successful negotiation at the final pretrial, we obtained a settlement for our client without her ever needing to endure the stress of testifying at trial. While no amount of money can undo the pain that both our client and her family has felt, her settlement will allow all of them to continue to recover and heal from this painful accident.
***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***