On February 1st, 2019, our client, an employee of the U.S. Postal Service, was delivering mail in Toledo, Ohio. While our client was lawfully stopped in front of a Lucas County residence, a negligent motorist working for Maumee Valley Movers struck our client’s mail truck with their vehicle. As a result of this accident, our client’s mail truck was pushed partly off the roadway. Additionally, our client suffered significant personal injury.
Following the collision, the Toledo Police Department arrived at the scene and cited the negligent motorist for failing to maintain an assured clear distance ahead. Meanwhile, our client was admitted to the emergency room at the Toledo Hospital to be treated for injuries resulting from the accident.
Determining Negligence and Seeking Compensation
The defendant in this case owed a duty of care to our client to follow state and local traffic laws. However, the motorist failed to adhere to these laws, causing a collision.
Maumee Valley Movers had a responsibility to exercise reasonable care when entrusting that driver to operate their truck. This includes reviewing the employee’s work history and driving record to ensure they are qualified for the position.
This duty was breached when the company hired a negligent driver who struck our client. As a result of these careless hiring practices, Maumee Valley Movers is partially responsible for the accident through both negligent entrustment and vicarious liability.
Because of the negligence of both the driver and the company, our client suffered significant injuries, including damage to their right ankle which required several surgeries. These injuries caused our client to incur significant economic damages including hospital bills, lost wages, and other expenses.
Our client has also suffered severe mental anguish, pain, and suffering. Due to these damages, our client is seeking a judgment that will compensate them for all their losses.
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