On February 12, 2021, our client and her mother were driving eastbound on Glendale Avenue in Toledo, Ohio, when their vehicle blew a tire. Our client immediately pulled over, turned on her hazard lights, and called for a tow truck. During this time, the defendant was driving eastbound on Glendale Avenue, failed to stop, and rear-ended our client’s vehicle.
Following the accident, our client was taken to the emergency room for treatment. At the time of the accident, our clients had uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage from American Family Insurance Company.
Our clients suffered serious injuries and great pain as a direct result of the defendant’s negligence. Therefore, our attorneys at Charles E. Boyk Law Offices are seeking compensation on their behalf.
Assessing Our Clients’ Damages
The defendant had a duty of care to operate their vehicle in a lawful and safe manner to avoid causing harm to others. The defendant breached and failed to uphold these duties by failing to maintain an assured clear distance as our client pulled over with her hazard lights on. American Family Insurance Company also has a duty to uphold the policy under which our clients were covered at the time of the accident.
Due to the negligence of the defendant, our clients have suffered serious injuries. Our client sustained injuries to her head, a deviated nasal septum, and a closed fracture of the nasal bone. Our client’s mother suffered serious injuries to her left shoulder, neck, and right leg. Additionally, our clients suffered significant financial losses due to lost wages and medical bills incurred from their treatment in the hospital. Both of our clients believe their injuries are permanent and expect their economic losses, mental anguish, and emotional distress to persist in the future.
If the defendant had used the appropriate duty of care while driving their vehicle, our clients’ injuries could have been avoided. Consequently, we hope to secure compensation from the at-fault party to cover all our clients’ current and future damages. We are also seeking a declaratory judgment in favor of our clients receiving compensation through their uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage.
Contact One of Our Attorneys Today
Drivers and motorists have a responsibility to keep themselves and others safe while operating a vehicle on the road. If you have suffered from an injury due to another person’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation.
An attorney at Charles E. Boyk Law Offices can help guide you through the legal process and fight for the compensation you deserve. Contact our firm today to schedule a free consultation and learn more about how to file your injury claim.