Case Results

$260,490.81 Settlement – Woman Sustains Severe Facial Fractures and Traumatic Brain Injury in Auto Accident

In 2019, our client was riding as a passenger in a car driven by a relative when they were involved in a motor vehicle accident. The defendant driver made an improper left turn in front of the car our client was a passenger in, causing a head-on collision. Unfortunately, at the time of the accident, our client was not wearing her seatbelt. She was unrestrained because an elderly family member with dementia was also riding in the car and kept removing his seatbelt, so our client had unfastened her own seatbelt in efforts to reach the man and refasten his safety belt. The impact of the accident caused our client to be knocked unconscious. Due to her extensive injuries, she was flown via Life Flight to a nearby hospital.

At the hospital, our client was diagnosed with multiple severe facial fractures, brain hemorrhaging, and a skull fracture. Luckily, though her injuries were severe, our client was able to be treated non-surgically. She was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit for four days in order to monitor her brain injury. Upon discharge from the hospital, our client entered an inpatient rehabilitation facility for a week until her condition improved enough that she could continue to recuperate at home. Due to this catastrophic collision and numerous facial fractures, our client developed serious complications with her sinuses. This required her to undergo surgery in efforts to treat these problems. The initial surgery failed to resolve the problems, requiring our client to undergo a second surgical procedure to further repair her sinuses.

On behalf of our client, we filed a lawsuit in the Seneca County Common Pleas Court against the defendant, but trial was successfully avoided as we were able to obtain a satisfactory settlement for our client. The settlement we were able to recover on our client’s behalf will go a long way to account for the pain and suffering she endured.

***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.***

Charles E. Boyk Law Offices, LLC