Parag Mathur, 51, was stopped for a red light at an intersection. A truck that was traveling in the same direction rear-ended an SUV two cars behind Mathur’s vehicle. That caused the SUV to leave the roadway and caused the truck to crash into the car directly behind Mathur’s car. That car, in turn, plowed into Mathur’s car.
Mathur suffered herniated disks at C5-6, C7-T1, T11-12, and L5-S1, as well as bulging disks in his cervical spine.
In addition, he suffered a torn right medial meniscus and shoulder injuries. He required physical therapy and spinal surgeries. He continues to experience back pain and diminished range of motion.
Mathur sued Sean Lavety, the truck’s driver, and the truck’s owner, Kleet Lumber Co. The lawsuit alleged negligent operation of the truck and vicarious liability.
Mathur did not claim past medical expenses or lost income.
The court granted Mathur’s motion for summary judgment on liability. The parties then settled for $2 million.
The attorneys successfully handling this case were Christopher F. Holbrook and Michael Reiner.
The experts engaged by Mathur’s attorneys were in the fields of radiology, orthopedic surgery and accounting.
Mathur v. Kleet Lumber Co., Inc., No. 604853/19 (N.Y. Sup. Ct. Suffolk County, March 16, 2021).
Kreisman Law Offices has been handling intersection crash lawsuits, truck accident cases, traumatic injury lawsuits, spinal injury cases and brain 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 45 years in and around Chicago, Cook County and its surrounding areas, including Mount Prospect, Prospect Heights, Palatine, Morton Grove, Niles, Des Plaines, Wilmette, Glenview, Northfield, South Holland, Blue Island, Alsip, Oak Lawn, Oak Forest, Chicago (Bucktown, Ukrainian Village, Uptown, Back of the Yards, Pilsen, Pullman, South Shore, Wrigleyville, Chinatown), Glencoe, Winthrop Harbor, Zion, Lake Zurich and Wheaton, Ill.
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