$4.5 Million Settlement for Distracted Driving That Caused Broadside Crash

Ms. Doe, 51, was turning left on a green light turn signal when the driver of a commercial van that was travelling at approximately 55 mph ran a red light.  The commercial van broadsided Ms. Doe’s vehicle. Doe suffered multiple injuries, including a head injury, rib fractures, and pneumothorax — a collapsed lung.

Ms. Doe had been self-employed, active, and in good general health before this crash, but now suffers from left foot drop, sleep issues and chronic pain.  Ms. Doe’s medical expenses totaled $203,000.

She claimed that the van driver was distracted, using his cell phone at the time of the crash.

The parties settled before the suit was filed for $4.5 million.

The counsel for Ms. Doe engaged experts in orthopedics, accident reconstruction, vocational assessment and lifecare planning.

The attorney successfully handling this case for Ms. Doe was William K. Goldfarb.

Doe v. Roe Van Operator; Settled before filing.

Kreisman Law Offices has been handling intersection crash cases, catastrophic injury lawsuits, and wrongful death cases 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 Long Grove, Mundelein, Evanston, Wilmette, Skokie, Niles, Wonder Lake, Crystal Lake, New Lenox, South Holland, Chicago (East Side, River North, Lakeview, Lincoln Square, Rodgers Park, Englewood), Bridgeview, Lake Forest, Lake Zurich, and Mt. Prospect, Ill.

Robert D. Kreisman has been an active member of the Illinois and Missouri bars since 1976.

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