On December 3, 2019, our clients were traveling eastbound on Monroe Street in Toledo, Ohio when a negligent driver suddenly turned left into their path. As a result, this motorist struck the front of our clients’ vehicle. The defendant was issued a citation by the police for failing to yield when turning left, and our clients were transported to Toledo Hospital to be evaluated for their injuries.
Determining the Damages
The defendant had a responsibility to operate her vehicle in a safe and reasonable manner. However, she breached this duty by failing to yield to the right of way. This constitutes negligence per se.
As a direct result of the defendant’s actions, our clients sustained several injuries. Additionally, they have experienced pain, suffering, and mental anguish. Both of our clients believe their injuries are permanent and will require them to undergo future medical care and incur further financial losses.
In addition to suing the at-fault driver, our firm has filed a declaratory relief claim against our clients’ insurance company, Erie Insurance. This claim for uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage will help ensure all our clients’ damages are covered even if the at-fault driver has no liability coverage or insufficient liability coverage for the full damages.
On behalf of our clients, we are seeking a damages award greater than $25,000, along with any other relief the court may deem just. We are also requesting a declaratory judgment that our clients are entitled to uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage under their policy with Erie Insurance.
Speak to a Toledo Car Accident Attorney Today
If you were involved in an accident due to the negligence of another motorist, contact Charles E. Boyk Law Offices today. Our experienced legal team could guide you through the claims process and help you seek justice.