On May 10, 2019, a resident of Toledo, Ohio was lawfully operating a vehicle northbound on Monroe Street with passengers in the car. At the same time, another driver was traveling northbound, driving behind the first vehicle. The other driver failed to maintain an assured clear distance ahead and struck the rear of the vehicle in front of them.
The defendant was cited by the Toledo Police Department for failing to operate their vehicle safely. The plaintiffs were taken to St. Anne Emergency Department for injuries they sustained as a result of the collision.
The clients of Charles E. Boyk are filing a complaint against the defendant for injuries and damages arising from an automobile collision in Toledo, Ohio. They are also filing a claim against Hastings Mutual Insurance Company for a declaratory judgment regarding their uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage.
Approximating Damages from the Car Accident
The plaintiffs are seeking compensation from the defendant for failing to operate their vehicle with a duty of care in accordance with the laws of the State of Ohio and the City of Toledo. He breached this duty of care by failing to maintain an assured clear distance ahead and by colliding with the rear-end of the vehicle the plaintiffs were in. After the collision, the defendant was cited for violation of keeping an assured clear distance, which constitutes negligence on their behalf.
As a direct result of the defendant’s negligence, the driver plaintiff sustained serious injuries to her neck and back. The second plaintiff was required to undergo urgent medical care and has incurred medical care costs. They have also incurred great pain and suffering, mental anguish, and emotional distress.
Additionally, one of the passengers is the legal spouse of the driver. They have stated that due to the negligence of the defendant, he has been deprived of love and affection from his wife. The clients are seeking a judgment in excess of $25,000 for medical expenses and other related expenses.
What to do if You have been Involved in a Car Accident?
If you or your legal spouse has been injured in a car accident, it is important to contact a dedicated car accident lawyer to evaluate your case. At Charles E. Boyk Law, we have experience working with the Toledo area courts during these complex cases. Give our law office a call today for a free consultation of your personal injury case.