On December 19, 2020, our client was driving southbound on Detroit Avenue in Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio. At the same time, a negligent motorist—who was 17 at the time of the accident—failed to stop at a stop sign and struck the front end of our client’s car. Then, a third-party car struck our client’s vehicle from the rear.
The force of the second collision caused our client’s car and that of the third party to slide and strike a non-party who was stopped at the intersection of Islington Street and Detroit Avenue. The negligent 17-year-old was cited with a stop sign violation from the Toledo Police Department, and emergency services transported our client to St. Vincent Medical Center.
Identifying the Negligent Parties
The first defendant in this case is the negligent driver who initially collided with our client’s car. He had a duty to operate the vehicle according to state and city traffic laws. However, that duty was breached when he failed to stop at the stop sign and crashed into our client’s car.
The second defendant is the titled owner of the vehicle the negligent motorist was driving. The owner had a responsibility to entrust his car to an experienced and competent driver. He failed to do so when authorizing the use of the vehicle to the first defendant. The owner should have reasonably known that the first defendant was a reckless, dangerous driver. The combined actions of both parties directly caused our client to suffer severe injuries in this multi-vehicle accident.
Our Client’s Injuries and Damages
As a result of the collision, our client has sustained severe personal injuries, including but not limited to injuries to her chest, back, abdomen, and right knee. Our client was required to undergo medical care and has incurred significant economic loss, such as medical care costs. She has also suffered from great pain, mental anguish, and emotional distress. Our client believes that these injuries are permanent and will require future medical care, resulting in continued costs.
If the negligent parties, the driver and owner of the vehicle, had shown proper duty of care, our client would not have sustained these injuries and damages. On behalf of our client, we are seeking compensation for our client’s current and future damages, along with other relief the court may deem just.
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If you were involved in a multi-vehicle car accident, it might be frustrating to deal with your injuries along with medical bills and other economic damages. Our team at Charles E. Boyk Law Offices can guide you through the legal process so that you get the compensation you deserve. Contact our firm today to schedule a free consultation.