A case handled by my good friend Charles Boyk’s Ohio truck accident law firm recently resulted in a $1.25 million jury verdict for the plaintiff, who lost his leg in a truck accident. This case was brilliantly handled by Boyk and his law firm. The case was initially dismissed in Wood County Court of Common Pleas, but was reversed earlier this year. The trial resulting in the $1.25 million verdict for injured victim, Sean McMahon, took place September 30, 2008.
Here’s what happened. McMahon was parked at a truck stop in Wood County, Ohio, when McMahon left his truck and observed a fight between two other truckers. McMahon saw Raymond Blake, who was inside his trailer, push a man who was standing in front of Blake’s truck by lunging his truck forward. Seeing the other man lying on the ground in the path Blake’s large trailer, McMahon rushed and pushed the man on the ground to safety. But the trailer ran over McMahon’s right leg, which had to be amputated later.
Jurors found that the accident was caused by Blake, who was on the job at the time of McMahon’s accident. They found Blake’s employer, Continental Express, also liable for the loss of McMahon’s leg along with other injuries. The jury awarded McMahon $1.25 million to be paid by Continental Express. During a previous hearing, Blake was also ordered to pay $2.7 million in compensatory damages and $500,000 in punitive damages to truck accident victim McMahon.
I offer my hearty congratulations to Chuck Boyk for his persistence and the long, hard fight he put up for this case. Chuck is truly one of those skilled and dedicated personal injury attorneys who will go the extra mile for his clients. I greatly respect his dedication to his clients and his sensitivity to the tough situations most of them are in.
I’m very particular about who I refer cases to. Chuck Boyk is on the top of my list for auto accidents, truck accidents and any type of serious accident in Toledo, Swanton and Bowling Green, Ohio. If you or a loved one has suffered serious personal injury, you can rest assured you’ll get your best shot at justice and compensation by calling Charles Boyk.