On the morning of April 6, 2018, our client was involved in an automobile collision in Wood County. The client was in the eastbound lane when the defendant in the westbound lane failed to yield before making a left-hand turn. This failure to yield resulted in a collision, causing the front of our client’s vehicle to strike the right side of the defendant’s vehicle.
The traffic report recorded that the failure to yield was a contributing circumstance for this crash. Our client was taken to the hospital and treated for their injuries.
The injuries included chest, neck, right shoulder, right arm, right hand, as well as other parts of the body.
Seeking medical care for these injuries resulted in loss of wages for our client, and they believe they will require future medical care as well. In addition to these injuries, they endured pain and suffering, mental anguish and emotional distress, all of which are expected to continue.
Multiple Causes of Action
The negligence of the defendant by not yielding breached the duty of care they owed to our client and all other drivers on the road. The damages of this case exceeded the defendant’s liability insurance limit, so they are considered in this case to be an underinsured driver.
The plaintiff’s insurance company, State Farm, covered the vehicle they were in at the time of the collision and provided uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage to them. Therefore, there are multiple causes of action to this case, one for a ruling of the defendant’s negligence, the other for a ruling of payment from State Farm for damages beyond the at fault driver’s coverage.
Our client’s claim asks that the defendant motorist be found responsible for each of the claims against them, exceeding $25,000 in damages. They also ask the defendant, State Farm, to fulfill the obligation of payment to the plaintiff under their policy.
Speak with a Lawyer if you Have Suffered Injuries from a Car Accident
If you or someone you love has been involved in a motor vehicle accident where the at-fault party was uninsured or underinsured, contact an attorney today. Working with insurance companies can be frustrating, but the lawyers at Charles E. Boyk Law Offices could help you negotiate and receive fair compensation for your injuries.