Case Results

Woman Undergoes Seven Surgeries As A Result Of Other Driver’s Failure To Yield

On a November afternoon our client was traveling northbound on County Road 178 in the Township of Ballville, Ohio. A vehicle traveling southbound on County Road 178 turned left into our client’s path of travel, striking the front driver’s side and pushing our client’s vehicle off the right side of the road, which eventually came to stop in a field. Both vehicles sustained significant damages. Our client had severe damage to the driver’s side of her vehicle and the vehicle’s airbags deployed. Due to her injuries our client had to be extracted from her vehicle and transported via life flight to The University of Toledo Medical Center.

At the hospital our client was found to have sustained an open right ankle fracture and a fracture to her femur. She also had multiple abrasions and an intraventricular hemorrhage. She was admitted to the ICU for close monitoring of her injuries. Our client was required to undergo emergency surgery to her left femur, left knee and right ankle. Over the next five days she underwent three more surgeries which included insertion of hardware to her femur and ankle. She then had a CAT scan which showed intraventricular hemorrhage and was placed on medication. Following discharge from the hospital she was admitted to a rehabilitation care center where she stayed for eight weeks receiving extensive physical and occupational therapy. While still a resident at the care center she underwent another surgery to her right ankle and left knee. In May and June of the following year our client underwent her sixth and seventh surgery where she had her screws and IVC filter removed. Overall our client had seven surgeries and underwent six months of physical therapy.

Before the collision our client was in good physical health and had worked 37 years as a full-time warehouse employee. After the collision our client was unable to return to work. She was eventually forced into early retirement causing her to lose a considerable amount in wages. The lost wages caused a financial hardship on her household. In addition, despite the extensive treatment, our client still suffered from pain and discomfort resulting in the use of a cane and walker.

Our office was obtained to help our client get compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Our office conducted negotiations with the at-fault driver’s insurance company and obtained a settlement for our client in the amount of $750,000.00