On April 22, 2019, our client was working as a paramedic in the back of an ambulance that was transporting a patient in critical condition. The emergency vehicle was approaching the intersection of North Main Street and East Foulke Avenue in Findlay, Ohio with its lights and sirens active when a negligent driver entered the ambulance’s path. Due to the at-fault motorist’s failure to yield, the two vehicles collided. The ambulance was pushed up over the curb and crashed into a building. Inside the ambulance, an oxygen canister was sent flying and struck our client in his back. Our client was sent to Blanchard Valley Hospital for emergency treatment following the crash.
Establishing Liability and Assessing Our Client’s Injuries
The defendant driver owed a duty to exercise caution for the safety and welfare of other motorists. This responsibility includes yielding the right-of-way to emergency vehicles. The negligent driver breached this duty of care when he pulled in front of the ambulance.
This preventable crash left our client with significant personal injuries, including multiple rib fractures and damage to his head, neck, and back. Along with his physical injuries, our client has experienced pain, suffering, mental anguish, and substantial economic loss due to medical care and lost wages. We believe our client’s injuries are permanent, meaning he will require long-term medical and rehabilitative treatment. Thus, we are seeking financial compensation to aid his recovery.
Contact a Dedicated Lawyer Today
Car crashes are unpredictable and can result in serious personal injury. If you or a loved one were involved in an auto accident, call our attorneys at Charles E. Boyk Law Offices to learn about your legal options. Whether you want to negotiate a settlement or go to trial, our experienced team of professionals will guide and support you throughout your claim.