Injured Lucas County Driver Pursues Legal Claim Against Negligent Motorist
On or about May 23, 2019, our client was traveling westbound on State Route 2 in Springfield Township, Lucas County, Ohio. At the same time, a reckless motorist driving a third party’s vehicle attempted a left-hand turn from Shanrock Drive onto State Route 2. As the other motorist unexpectedly pulled out in front of our client, the two vehicles collided.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol arrived at the scene of the accident and cited the negligent driver for failing to yield the right-of-way. After the crash, our client went to the emergency room at St. Luke’s Hospital and began treatment for injuries to his back, neck, and head. Our legal team at Charles E. Boyk Law Offices is working to help our client obtain compensation for all his injuries.
Assessing the Defendants’ Negligence
Every licensed motorist has a responsibility to drive with caution and keep the others around them safe. The negligent driver ignored this responsibility when he suddenly drove into our client’s path, causing a severe collision.
The owner of the car—the second defendant—also acted negligently, as she entrusted her vehicle with an unsafe driver. Both defendants failed to act with reasonable caution and caused our client’s injuries. These individuals should be held accountable for their actions.
Evaluating Our Client’s Injuries and Losses
As a result of the accident, our client suffered severe injuries which have disrupted his life. In addition to the costs of emergency medical treatment, he suffered lost wages and other economic losses. Our client believes his injuries will be long-lasting, meaning he will likely continue to incur economic losses. Our client has also endured pain and suffering, mental anguish, and emotional distress because of this preventable car accident.
The defendants’ auto insurance policies will not cover the full cost of our client’s injuries and losses. Fortunately, he had uninsured/underinsured auto coverage through American Family Insurance Company at the time of the accident. Our lawyers are pursuing a declaratory judgment from the court that would allow our client to receive the benefits he is entitled through this policy.
Reach Out to a Lawyer Right Away
If you have suffered severe injuries in a car wreck that someone else caused, you should talk to a lawyer about your legal rights. Our team at Charles E. Boyk Law Offices can help you examine your case and seek compensation. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation with a dedicated lawyer.