As our client was traveling along eastbound along County Road 60 in Hardin County, Ohio, she sustained serious injuries when she was involved in a motor vehicle accident. As our client proceeded through an intersection along the road, the defendant driver failed to notice a stop sign and entered the intersection without stopping, colliding with our client’s car at 55 miles per hour. As a result of the impact, our client’s car was forced off the road. Emergency medical services arrived on the scene and our client was life-flighted to a nearby hospital to treat her injuries.
At the hospital, our client was found to have sustained multiple spinal fractures, a broken ankle, fractures to her left-hand, an injury to her adrenal gland, and a concussion. Our client was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit, where she remained for the next several days. The fracture in our client’s neck was so severe, she required the placement of a halo device to stabilize it. She was also required to undergo a painful surgery to reduce her ankle fracture, the injury to her ankle was so extensive, our client’s surgeon had to place an internal fixation to repair the injury. When our client was strong enough to be discharged from the ICU six days later, she continued to recover at a rehabilitation hospital for ten days. Along with the significant physical injuries she sustained, our client also incurred a significant amount of medical bills. Her injuries also impacted her ability to perform work and household duties, and severely limited her ability to take care of her young son the way she did prior to the accident.
We were retained to assist our client just days after the accident occurred. We filed suit in the Common Pleas Court of Hardin 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 her behalf will go a long way to account for her pain and suffering.
***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