In July 2015, our client was driving his motorcycle north on U.S. 20 in Maumee, Ohio. The defendant, traveling south, attempted to make a left-hand turn and failed to yield the right of way to our client causing the two vehicles to collide. Our client was ejected from his motorcycle and landed on another car before falling onto the road. He was taken by ambulance to the University of Toledo Medical Center to assess his injuries. Upon investigation, the police found the defendant at fault for causing the accident and cited him for it.
At the hospital, our client was diagnosed with a severe break to his arm as well as two fractured vertebrae in his back. Surgery was required to place surgical pins to repair the damage to our client’s arm. After his surgery, our client suffered a frightening complication: His lung collapsed, and he developed pneumonia that required him to be admitted to the intensive care unit for seven days. The immense pain that our client suffered took a significant toll on him physically and emotionally. The pain was so severe he was unable to sleep, and he lost a substantial amount of weight due to persistent nausea and insomnia. The accident also required our client to become dependent on his wife to assist him with routine activities.
Our offices were contacted just days after the accident to assist our client in his recovery. We filed suit in the Common Pleas Court of Lucas County, but through successful negotiations we avoided the need for trial and obtained a large settlement for our client.