On March 8, 2019, our client was stopped at a red traffic light off of the I-475 exit ramp. While our client was lawfully stopped and wearing his seatbelt, a negligent motorist failed to stop and slammed into the rear end of our client’s vehicle. Our client was immediately taken to the emergency room for crash injury treatment. Meanwhile, the other motorist was cited by police for failure to keep an assured distance ahead.
Motorists owe a duty of care to operate their vehicles in accordance with state and city laws. Drivers also have a duty to not operate their vehicle in a manner that would result in injury to another person. The defendant breached these duties by failing to keep an assured clear distance ahead and colliding with our client’s car.
At the crash scene, police cited the motorist with a clear distance ahead violation, which constitutes a negligent act. As a direct result of this breach of duty, our client sustained serious personal injuries which include damage to his neck, right shoulder, and right hand.
Our client had to undergo medical treatment for his injuries, which has contributed to his other economic losses. In addition to these economic damages, our client is also seeking compensation for pain, suffering, mental anguish, and emotional distress. Our client believes his injuries are permanent and will require long-term medical care.
In addition to the damages our client sustained, his wife notes the collision has hindered her ability to carry out the normal activities of life with him. This loss of enjoyment of life may constitute additional noneconomic damages.
As such, our client is seeking damages in an amount greater than $25,000. This award would provide our client with the compensation he needs to recover from the collision and live the best life possible.
Contact An Experienced Toledo Car Collision Attorney Today
An auto collision can have adverse effects on your health and life as a whole. If you were in a wreck, contact an experienced Toledo car accident lawyer immediately. A knowledgeable attorney can help assess damages, conduct an investigation, interview key witnesses and deal with insurance companies.
With the help of a legal professional, you could increase your chances of earning a larger settlement. Contact a lawyer at Charles E. Boyk Law Offices right away to discuss your case.