- Drunk Driver Hits Pedestrian And Speeds Off
- Fed Ex Truck Turns Left And Hits Injured Jogger
- Elderly Man Struck And Killed By Two Vehicles. Family Sues For Damages.
- Cop Slams Into Child, Scares Mom Watching Nearby
- Elderly Woman Sues City After Slip And Fall Accident
- Think Your Illinois Pedestrian Accident Can Be A Claim?
Drunk Driver Hits Pedestrian And Speeds Off
Antonio Cazarez was walking along a road in Rolling Meadows, Illinois when a car came over the curb and hit him. Without stopping, the vehicle drove off into the night leaving Antonio with serious bodily injuries. Apparently, the hit-and-run driver had been drinking at a local restaurant and was significantly intoxicated while operating the car. Therefore, Cazarez sued the restaurant and the driver in Cook County for civil damages. His claims against the driver revolved around negligence and willful and wanton conduct. His claims against the restaurant centered on the Dram Shop Act. Both defendants denied all charges but a jury found the store responsible and awarded the plaintiff $278,311 in expenses and suffering.
Fed Ex Truck Turns Left And Hits Injured Jogger
Brian Gregory was jogging in his Illinois neighborhood when the unexpected happened. Out of nowhere, a Fed Ex truck turned into his path and hit him. Gregory sustained numerous injuries including a herniated disc, back pain, and head contusions. He sued the company and the driver to recover for these harms and the expenses that resulted but the trial just turned into a whole lot of finger pointing. Both sides argued that the other was negligent and caused the incident. The jury was tasked with deciding fault and damages. It found in favor of the jogger and awarded him $65,000 in damages for pain and suffering and medical bills.
Elderly Man Struck And Killed By Two Vehicles. Family Sues For Damages.
In this bizarre series of events, an elderly man was hit by a minivan then dragged by a truck for a significant amount of time. Eventually, he died as a result of the injuries he experienced in this accident. His estate sued contending that both drivers were negligent in the operation of their vehicles. However, the defendants shot back that the old man was paying attention and was as much responsible for his injuries (or even more) than they were. The jury found that the defendants were 75% responsible for the crash and the decedent was 25% responsible for the crash. The family (the man had three surviving family members) received approximately $900,000 in compensation from the lawsuit.
Cop Slams Into Child, Scares Mom Watching Nearby
This incident took place in Chicago, Illinois. A cop car went through a crosswalk and slammed into a child scarring his liver and puncturing his bowels. The mother of the child watched it happened and suffered severe emotional distress. Both the mom and the kid brought suit against the City of Chicago for the injuries they sustained because of this incident. In fact, the child even had to spend almost a month in the hospital to recover from all of the wounds he suffered. In their complaint, they claimed that the cop that drove the car was negligent in a variety of respects which ultimately led to the collision. Rather than go through the ordeal of trial and endure the notoriety and expenses that would come with it, the defendants decided to settle. They gave the child $1,600,000 and the mother $400,000 in damages.
Elderly Woman Sues City After Slip And Fall Accident
A woman in her early eighties was walking around the town of Glenview when she slipped over some unpaved sidewalk debris. She sued the city for negligence. Her complaint contended that the city should have maintained the walkway better. Glenview shot back in reply that the woman should have paid more attention and that she was exaggerating the extent of her harms. The jury agreed with both in part. It awarded the city 63% of the responsibility for the incident and the woman with 37% for the incident. The plaintiff received $134,263 in compensation for pain, suffering, hospital bills, and other damages.
Think Your Illinois Pedestrian Accident Can Be A Claim?
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