On March 5th, 2018, our client came to a proper stop due to traffic while traveling on Interstate 475 in Toledo, Ohio, when they were rear-ended by a driver who failed to stop in time.
As a result, our client suffered numerous injuries, including serious trauma to his head, neck, and back. Due to these injuries, our client has sustained the costs of medical treatment and lost wages due to the other driver’s negligence and will incur more medical expenses in the future.
Calculating Fault and Damages
Under Ohio law, drivers are required to maintain an assured clear distance from the car in front of them—so that they are able to stop accordingly. Therefore, the defendant’s careless driving violated this law and led to our client’s current and future pain, suffering, and diminished quality of life.
Our clients also demand damages for loss of consortium because our client’s wife has and will suffer the loss of companionship, society, and services of her husband as a result of the defendant’s negligence. Furthermore, their son has also suffered losses in his relationship to our client.
We are also filing a claim against our client’s own insurance company, Progressive, as the defendant may have been underinsured with policy limits too low to compensate our client’s economic and noneconomic damages. We are pursuing a judgment in order to adequately compensate this family for the suffering they have endured as a result of this accident.
Seeking Legal Help
If you or a loved one have been involved in an accident as the result of a negligent driver, our attorneys at Charles E. Boyk Law Offices will fight for the compensation you deserve. Call today to schedule a consultation and discuss your legal options.