Injured Driver Seeks Reparations from Drunk Driver
On December 1, 2017, our client was operating her vehicle eastbound on West Sylvania Avenue in Toledo, Ohio. As our client stopped for traffic, the driver behind her failed to stop and smashed into the rear of our client’s vehicle. The at-fault driver was operating a vehicle owned by someone else.
At the scene of the accident, the at-fault driver exhibited signs of intoxication such as glassy eyes, slurred speech, and being unsteady on her feet. The at-fault driver was cited for driving under the influence and failing to keep an assured clear distance.
Approximating Damages for a Claim
Our client desires compensation for the personal injuries she suffered as a result of the collision. Due to the injuries our client incurred medical expenses, experienced pain and suffering and was subject to lost wages. A claim for future medical care costs was made as our client’s injuries are believed to be permanent in nature.
Our client is requesting an amount exceeding $25,000. She is suing the at-fault driver for negligence and punitive damages as the at-fault driver consciously disregarded the rights and safety of others by operating a vehicle under the influence. The owner of the vehicle is included in the lawsuit for negligently entrusting his vehicle to a reckless, incompetent, and/or dangerous driver.
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