Case Results

$90,000 Settlement – Woman Transporting Shelter Dogs Injured When Semi-Truck Rear Ends Her Bus

In 2017, our client sustained numerous injuries as a result of a motor vehicle accident. As our client was traveling eastbound on U.S. 30 in Hancock County, Ohio, the defendant semi-truck driver rear ended our client. The impact of the collision caused our client’s bus to travel off the road and roll over several times. The Ohio State Highway Patrol responded to the scene and issued the defendant a citation for failing to maintain assured clear distance. Our client was transported by emergency medical services to an area hospital to treat her injuries.
At the hospital, our client was found to have sustained injury to her head, arms, back, and neck, and she was found to have suffered cervical and thoracic disc bulges. These injuries seriously impaired her mobility and caused her to have weakness in her extremities, dizziness, and ongoing headaches. Not only did our client suffer the pain of numerous physical injuries, but she also sustained substantial monetary and emotional losses. At the time of the accident, our client had been driving a bus full of dogs, transporting them from the no-kill animal shelter she volunteered at. The van was carrying a variety of animal supplies, personal items, as well as 16 dogs. As a result of the accident, the bus was totaled, all the supplies were lost, and two puppies unfortunately did not survive the accident. The estimated loss of all these items was found to be over $25,000.
Our client reached out to our firm shortly after the accident for assistance in her recovery. Due to a successful negotiation, we were able to avoid the need for our client to undergo stressful litigation as we were able to obtain a satisfactory settlement for her. The settlement we were able to obtain for our client will go a long way to account for the injuries and losses she incurred.
***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