Jacob Lee, a teenager, was driving a Dodge Ram truck on a state roadway. After running a red light at an intersection, Lee approached a second intersection where he rear-ended a van carrying the Johnson family. Their van was stopped at a red light.
David Johnson, 35, suffered a concussion. His wife, Susannah, 34, pregnant at the time of the crash, suffered fractures to all of her ribs. Two of the Johnsons’ daughters, ages 8 and 10, suffered bilateral hip fractures and other orthopedic injuries. Tragically, their 6-year-old daughter suffered fatal injuries, and their 3-year-old son suffered a spinal injury, which resulted in quadriplegia.
The Johnson family sued Lee alleging that he had been driving 78 mph while under the influence of alcohol and the inhalant difluoroethane. Lee admitted liability. The jury signed a verdict in favor of the Johnsons for over $128.81 million. Lee was sentenced to 30 years in prison for a vehicular homicide.
The attorneys successfully handling this tragic lawsuit were Darren Summerville, Brian D. Rogers and Anna Cross.
The Johnson family attorneys engaged experts in economics and life care planning.
Johnson v. Lee, No. 2012-V-505 (Ga. Super. Ct. Fannin County).
Kreisman Law Offices has been handling rear-end automobile and truck lawsuits, wrongful death cases, motorcycle accident cases, bicycle accident cases and catastrophic injury lawsuits for individuals, families and loved ones who have been injured, harmed or killed by the carelessness or negligence of another for more than 40 years in and around Chicago, Cook County and its surrounding areas, including Willow Springs, Palos Park, LaGrange Highlands, Downers Grove, Oakbrook Terrace, Lemont, Lombard, Franklin Park, Forest Park, Schiller Park, Park Ridge, Chicago (Edison Park, Rogers Park, Edgewater, Uptown, North Center Lakeview, Lincoln Park, Bucktown, Little Italy, Near South Side, North Lawndale, Little Village, Humboldt Park, Pilsen, Hermosa), Elmwood Park, Elmhurst, Addison, Wood Dale and Elk Grove Village, Ill.
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