This accident occurred on July 3, 2020, at approximately 10:00 PM on State Route 109 in Liberty Township, Ohio. The tortfeasor drove off the east side of the roadway, striking a utility pole and causing the pole to come crashing down and lay across the roadway. The pole was not visible to other motorists as it laid across roadway. Moments later, our clients, who were traveling southbound on SR 109, on a motorcycle, at approximately 50 mph, without warning or notice, smashed into the downed pole and were ejected from the motorcycle. Our clients and the motorcycle flew through the air before skidding across the road. Our female client’s injuries were more severe, and the highlight of this case of interest.
Fire and Rescue appeared on scene. Our client was secured to a cot and was loaded into the ambulance. Both clients were then taken to a local hospital for evaluation and treatment of their injuries. While at the hospital she was found to have a neck injury, chest injury, abdominal injury, back injury, extremity injury, and a concussion. She underwent a CT to her abdomen and pelvis, CT of cervical spine, CT of her head/brain, x-ray of her right hand, and x-ray of her left shoulder. The CT of her cervical spine showed mild eccentric osteophyte disc bulge and mild left neural foraminal narrowing at both level C4-C5 and C6-C7.
Due to the severity of our client’s injuries, she required extensive medical treatment. On September 24, 2020, she underwent surgery, and a local neurosurgeon performed an anterior cervical discectomy arthrodesis and anterior instrumentation C5-C6. The neurosurgeon noted that she showed a large, herniated disc at C5-C6 and was brought in for an anterior cervical discectomy and fusion at the level where she has significant cord compression as well as root compression. Once the C5 and C6 were undercut there was clear good decompression of the spinal cord. Following surgery our client underwent physical therapy, completing land and aquatic treatments. She continues to follow up with her neurosurgeon and will do so for the foreseeable future.
The full $100,000.00 policy limits were offered to the client due to the nature and severity of the injuries that she sustained because of this accident. This case was settled in the pre-litigation phase and did not require filing of a lawsuit.
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