In 2015, our client sustained numerous injuries in a motor vehicle accident. As she was traveling along Hill Avenue in Toledo, Ohio, she proceeded through an intersection as she had a green light to do so. As our client was moving through the intersection, the defendant driver failed to yield when she was attempting to make a left turn, colliding with our client at 45 miles per hour. Our client was taken by emergency medical services to The University of Toledo Medical Center to treat her injuries.
At the hospital, our client was found to have sustained a fracture to her knee and a concussion. She also was experiencing severe back and shoulder pain. Our client was admitted to the hospital, and the following day she underwent a surgical procedure to repair the injury to her knee. To fix her knee, our client’s surgeon was required to place a plate and seven screws in her knee. Upon discharge from the hospital, our client began physical therapy to regain her strength and mobility. As a single and working mother, our client’s injuries severely impacted her life. She was unable to work for over a year, and it was difficult for her to be the active mother she once was due to her inability to bear weight on her knee for a significant period of time. Even as our client’s injuries healed, she still experienced severe continued pain that made it difficult for her to do tasks she once completed with ease. Nearly a year and a half after the accident, still dealing with pain, our client was required to undergo an additional surgery to remove the metal hardware from her knee and it was also necessary for her surgeon to perform a fat pad debridement of her knee at that time.
Our client reached out to our firm shortly after the accident for assistance in her recovery. Due to a successful negotiation, we were able to avoid the need for our client to undergo stressful litigation as we were able to obtain a satisfactory settlement for her. The settlement we were able to obtain for our client will go a long way to account for the injuries and losses she incurred.
***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.***