Paralyzed Individual Injured by Taxi Company Sues for Negligent Actions
On April 21, 2019, our client hired a driver from the Black & White Transportation company to drive her home after dining at a restaurant in Toledo. She required wheelchair accessibility because she is paralyzed in her lower extremities and uses a chair to get around. While getting into the vehicle, a Black & White Transportation worker did not secure our client’s legs properly in her wheelchair. As a result, our client’s left foot became caught under her chair and when the transportation worker continued to push the wheelchair forward, her foot became twisted and snapped.
After the incident, our client was diagnosed with a displaced facture of her left tibia and fibula by medical professionals. As a result of the injury, she has suffered prolonged immobility in her leg, bedsores, and other pain. These injuries require extensive medical treatment and our client believes that they may be permanent in nature.
Determining Negligence with Charles E. Boyk
Black & White Transportation and their worker had a duty to transport our client to her desired destination safely. This includes operating our client’s wheelchair in a safe manner. By failing to secure her legs in the wheelchair, the company and their worker acted in a negligent manner. As a direct result of this action, our client is facing serious and permanent personal damages. This includes medical bills, emotional distress, and mental anguish.
Based on the economic and non-economic damages our client has suffered, the experienced personal injury attorneys at Charles E. Boyk Law Offices are seeking an amount in excess of $25,000, in addition to interest, attorney fees, and any other relief that the court may deem just.
Contact a Knowledgeable Personal Injury Attorney After an Accident
If you or a loved one was involved in an accident and incurred injures as a result, you could pursue legal action. Whenever an injury was caused due to the negligence or malicious intent of another, you may be entitled to compensation for your damages. The experienced personal injury lawyers at Charles E. Boyk Law Offices understand that injuries can cause stress and financial hardship. Our team has the knowledge, resources, and experience that could help guide you through your legal options. To speak to a seasoned personal injury lawyer, contact us today.