Our client was involved in two separate car accidents that caused multiple injuries to him and his son. The first auto wreck took place on August 15, 2019, as our client was traveling on South Wynn Road with his son in the passenger seat. While our client was driving through an intersection, a negligent motorist failed to yield, causing the two vehicles to collide. Police later cited this first defendant for failure to yield the right-of-way, and our client and his son were transported to St. Charles Hospital to be evaluated for their injuries.
The second accident took place on December 9, 2019, when our client was traveling on Interstate 475, again with his son in the passenger seat. This defendant failed to remain in his lane and crossed into our client’s path of travel, striking the front right side of his car. The Ohio Highway Patrol issued the second defendant a marked lanes traffic citation. At the time of this accident, the negligent driver was operating a commercial vehicle that was owned and operated under the authority of the Vlaken Group.
As a result of the two accidents, our client sustained injuries to his neck, back, pelvis, right wrist, right ankle, right knee, right elbow, bilateral shoulders, and head. Additionally, his son sustained injuries to his neck, back, pelvis, right hip, right wrist, right arm, right knee, left knee, and left ankle.
Evaluating Damages from the Accidents
These injuries have caused our client and his son to incur substantial medical expenses. They have also experienced pain, suffering, mental anguish, and emotional distress. On behalf of our client, we have filed negligence claims against the individual drivers from both accidents for breaching their respective duties of care by failing to obey traffic laws.
Furthermore, we have filed a claim against the Vlaken Group for negligently entrusting its commercial vehicle to an inexperienced and reckless driver. We have also filed an additional cause of action under the respondeat superior doctrine, which provides that a company is liable for the negligent acts of its employees. The last claim is against our client’s own insurance company for uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage in case the liability insurance coverage from the other defendants is not enough to cover our clients’ damages.
Speaking to an Attorney About Your Car Accident
Following an auto wreck, you may be overwhelmed with medical bills and negotiations with insurance companies. Our team at Charles E. Boyk Law Offices is here to guide you through these processes and seek justice from the at-fault parties. Contact our firm today to speak with an experienced car accident lawyer about your case.