$6.2 Million Jury Verdict for Failure to Yield the Right-of-Way

Patricia Carr, 61, was driving on a two-lane highway when Jenny Jung Ah Yim’s vehicle turned left from a driveway and crashed into Carr’s vehicle. The collision caused Carr to suffer a burst fracture at L2, which required surgery. Carr, a teacher, was earning approximately $70,000 per year. She was unable to return to work due to problems with walking and stability.

Carr sued Yim, alleging Yim was negligent in choosing not to yield the right-of-way.

The jury signed a verdict for more than $6.2 million. With prejudgment interest, the amount of the verdict became over $7.2 million. A motion for attorney’s fees is reported to be pending.

The attorneys handling this case for Carr were Matthew Dwyer Jr. and James A. Newberger.

Carr v. Yim, No. 2020-C-01545-2 (Ga. St. Ct. Gwinnett County, March 25, 2022).

Kreisman Law Offices has been handling motor vehicle crash cases, intersection car accident cases, truck accident lawsuits, motorcycle accidents, bicycle accidents, wrongful death cases and catastrophic injury cases for individuals, families and loved ones who have been injured, harmed or killed by the negligence of another for more than 45 years, in and around Chicago, Cook County and its surrounding areas, including Niles, Morton Grove, Glencoe, Lombard, Wheaton, Batavia, Glen Ellyn, Villa Park, Melrose Park, Forest Park, Western Springs, LaGrange, Downers Grove, Bedford Park, Elk Grove Village, Crystal Lake, Chicago (Edgebrook, East Rogers Park, Lakeview, Hermosa, Old Town Triangle, South Loop, Near West Side, Brighton Park, Marquette Park, Great Grand Crossing, South Shore, Bronzeville), Westchester and North Riverside, Ill.

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