On an early morning in July 2018, our client was riding his motorcycle approaching the intersection of Sylvania Avenue and Secor Road in Toledo, Ohio. As he entered the intersection, a car being driven by the defendant turned in front of him causing our client to be ejected from his motorcycle onto the road. Unable to move due to his injuries, our client lay helpless in the road until emergency medical services arrived. An ambulance then transported him to a nearby hospital for his injuries to be assessed. Upon investigation, the police found the defendant at fault for causing the accident and cited her for it.
At the hospital, it was determined that our client sustained serious fractures to his wrist and pelvis, as well as injuries to his shoulder and knees. He underwent surgery to repair his wrist and was hospitalized for several days as he underwent inpatient rehabilitation. Once released from the hospital, our client required intensive out-patient physical therapy to regain mobility and strength. As a result of the accident, our client sustained a substantial amount of medical bills and lost wages due to being unable to work, along with continued pain, mental anguish, and emotional distress.
We were retained to assist our client just days after the accident occurred. We filed suit in the Common Pleas Court of Lucas County, but through successful negotiations we avoided trial and obtained a large settlement for our client. 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.