In 2019, our client was traveling along State Route 15 in Defiance, Ohio when he was involved in a motor vehicle accident as he slowed down to turn into a private drive. The defendant driver following behind our client’s vehicle failed to keep an assured clear distance and struck the rear end of our client’s car. The Defiance County Sheriff’s office responded to the scene and after an investigation, cited the defendant for failing to maintain assured clear distance. After the collision, our client was taken by private transportation to a nearby hospital for treatment of his injuries and subsequently began treating his injuries with an orthopedic doctor.
Our client’s orthopedic doctor diagnosed him with a tear to the tendons in his left shoulder. Our client then began physical therapy and underwent several injections to treat his injury. Once he had completed this course of treatment, our client was still experiencing a great amount of pain, at that time it was recommended that our client undergo surgery on his left shoulder. Following the surgery, our client began physical therapy again to continue rehabilitating the injury.
Prior to the accident, our client worked as a motorcycle mechanic. Due to the accident and his injuries, he was forced to take four months off of work resulting in a significant wage loss. While he was able to return to work for a period of time, eventually, due to the restrictions and limitations he incurred in the accident, our client was unable to do his job fully and he, unfortunately, lost his job.
We were retained to assist our client shortly after the accident occurred. We completely avoided the need for our client to ever set foot in a courtroom and through successful negotiations we obtained a satisfactory settlement for our client. The settlement we recovered on our client’s behalf will go a long way to account for his 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.***