In a one-day trial in Tazewell County, Ill., a jury decided in favor of a plaintiff who suffered soft-tissue injuries to his neck and back. The plaintiff, Marshall Canfield, had no broken bones; however, in a straightforward trial, the jury awarded $46,074 made up of the following damages:
• $22,500 for pain and suffering;
• $5,000 for loss of normal life;
• $17,998 for medical expenses; and
• $576 for lost income.
In this case, defendant Justin Egan, driving a Village of Creve Coeur vehicle, rear-ended Mr. Canfield. The plaintiff alleged and proved that he suffered just soft tissue injuries to his neck and back. However, the defendant made no offer to settle the case before the trial. The plaintiff was represented by Michael T. Marincic of Peoria, Ill.
Marshall Canfield v. Justin Egan and Village of Creve Coeur, 10 L 28 (Tazewell County).
Kreisman Law Offices has been handling automobile crashes, truck accidents and injury cases for individuals and families for more than 36 years in and around Chicago, Cook County and its surrounding areas, including Lincolnwood, Chicago (Humboldt Park), Berkeley, Calumet City, Highland Park, Geneva, Joliet, Cicero, Chicago (Back of the Yards) and Aurora, Ill.
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