Cases of Interest: September 2021
15-YEAR-OLD GIRL SEXUALLY ASSAULTED BY BUS DRIVER
Our office represents a fifteen-year-old girl who suffered a sexual assault by her bus driver. As the young girl rode the bus home daily, the 66-year-old bus driver began grooming her. He struck up conversations with her and established a relationship with her. At one point, he altered the bus route so the young girl would be the last student on the bus. The girl and the bus driver exchanged numbers and began messaging each other daily. As the bus driver gained the girl’s trust, he made plans to meet up with her. On more than one occasion, he lured the girl to his house and sexually assaulted her. Our office is pursuing a case against the bus driver and investigating liability on behalf of the company which employed him.
DRIVER HIT HEAD-ON BY U-HAUL TRUCK, THEN REAR-ENDED
Our client was traveling on Broadway Street in Toledo, Ohio when a man driving a U-Haul truck crossed left of center and smashed head-on into our client’s vehicle. The U-Haul driver is believed to have been under the influence of illegal drugs. As our client was hit from the front, another vehicle smashed into the rear of our client’s truck. Upon impact, our client lost consciousness and suffered several injuries. As our client came-to, he witnessed the at-fault driver being revived with Narcan by authorities. At the time of the accident, our client was on the clock for his employer. Due to this accident, our office is pursuing a workers’ compensation claim, and a separate personal injury claim against both at-fault drivers.
MAN SUFFERS FRACTURED NECK AFTER DRIVER TURNS IN FRONT OF HIM
Our client was traveling westbound on Airport Highway in Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio. At the same time, a car traveling eastbound on Airport Highway made a left turn into our client’s path of travel. Without time to stop, our client’s car smashed into the other vehicle. Upon impact, his head hit the steering wheel and windshield. He was taken to the hospital and diagnosed with a concussion and a fractured vertebra in his neck. As our client treats for his injuries, our office is pursuing a claim against the at-fault driver.