On the afternoon of August 3, 2019 two residents of Hancock County, Ohio were traveling by motorcycle when they were struck from behind by another motorist. Following the incident, the Hancock County Sheriff’s Department arrived on the scene and cited the defendant for failing to keep an assured clear distance ahead. Our clients were transported by emergency medical services to the Blanchard Valley Hospital to be treated for the serious injuries they sustained in the crash.
Damages Sought for a Violation of the Duty of Care Owed
The defendant owed a duty of care to follow Ohio’s traffic laws, just as all motorists do. This duty of care was breached when the defendant failed to maintain an assured clear distance ahead, resulting in the striking of the motorcycle that our clients were travelling on.
As a result of the incident, both of our clients incurred serious bodily harm, including a traumatic brain injury, lumbar fractures, and injuries to multiple parts of the body. Furthermore, both clients have endured lost wages, medical bills, and mental anguish as a result of the accident. The injuries sustained in the accident may also require future medical treatment.
Additionally, our clients experienced a loss of spousal consortium toward each other. They have been deprived of normal activities related to their marriage and daily lives after the accident.
As a result of the injuries and damages sustained from the accident, our clients are seeking an amount in excess of $25,000. This is in addition to interest, costs, attorney fees, and any other compensation the court deems just.
Talk to a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer if You have been Injured
A motorcycle accident can be a traumatic event, inflicting serious physical and mental injuries on those involved. If the accident was caused by the negligence of another driver, you may not have to incur the cost of physical, mental, and other treatment without compensation.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a motorcycle accident, it could be in your best interest to seek legal counsel. The knowledgeable attorneys at Charles E. Boyk Law have experience in personal injury cases and could guide you through your options. Call today to schedule a consultation with a motorcycle accident lawyer.