Driver Sues For Injuries Sustained in Rear-End Collision at Red Light

On or about September 23, 2019, our client was driving northbound on North McCord Road in Sylvania Township, Lucas County, Ohio, when he came to a stop at a traffic light. At this time, the defendant was traveling behind our client and failed to stop at the red light, causing a rear-end collision.

At the scene of the collision, the defendant was cited for failing to maintain an assured clear distance. Following the crash, our client was transported to the emergency room for treatment. At Charles E. Boyk Law Offices, we are working to obtain full compensation for our client’s severe injuries.

Assessing the Defendant’s Negligence

The negligent driver had a duty to adhere to traffic signals and take caution for others on the road. She ignored this duty by failing to maintain an assured clear distance when approaching the red light. The negligent driver’s traffic citation constitutes negligence per se, strengthening our client’s claim for damages.

Evaluating Our Clients’ Damages

As a direct result of the negligent driver’s actions, our client sustained serious injuries, including those to his neck and head. He required professional medical and suffered substantial economic losses. Our client has also experienced severe mental anguish, emotional distress, pain, and suffering,

Our client believes his injuries are permanent and will lead to future economic and non-economic losses. As a result, we are seeking comprehensive compensation for our client’s injuries and damages.

Additionally, our client’s spouse has been deprived of love, affection, services, and consortium since the accident. Her quality of life has suffered as a result of the other driver’s negligence. Our legal team is also working with her to file a claim for loss of consortium.

Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Claim

The at-fault driver did not have adequate insurance and liability coverage to address our client’s economic and non-economic losses at the time of the accident. Fortunately, our client was covered by uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage through his Geico Insurance Company policy.

In addition to our claims against the negligent driver, our attorneys are pursuing an uninsured/underinsured motorist claim with Geico. We are seeking to obtain a declaratory judgment from the court stating that our client should receive the benefits of his uninsured/underinsured insurance policy.

Contact an Experienced Attorney Today

Rear-end collisions and insurance claims can be overwhelming and complicated. If you or a loved one has been injured in a rear-end car accident due to the negligence of another person, the attorneys at the Charles E. Boyk Law Offices can help you get the compensation you deserve. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation and to learn more about your legal options.

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