John Pesci, 60, was driving his motorcycle through an intersection when he was struck by a vehicle driven by Jacklynn Barke. She had run a red light. It was a T-bone collision. He suffered a fractured right leg, as well as a fractured skull, jaw, and nose. He underwent 13 surgeries before he was able to walk again and required a wheelchair for two years after this incident.
Pesci sued Patrick Mahoney, who owned the vehicle that Barke was driving. Pesci alleged that Mahoney negligently allowed Barke to use his vehicle while she was under the influence of drugs. Pesci also claimed that Mahoney was vicariously liable for Barke running the red light, maintaining proper control of her vehicle, and choosing not to yield the right-of-way. Pesci did not claim lost income or medical expenses.
The jury signed a verdict for $8.9 million.
The attorney successfully handling this lawsuit for Pesci was Michael S. Levine.
Pesci v. Mahoney, No. 0600731/2015 (N.Y. Sup. Ct. Suffolk County).
Kreisman Law Offices has been handling intersection crash lawsuits, catastrophic injury cases, motorcycle accident lawsuits, bicycle accident cases, T-bone collision cases and pedestrian 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 Calumet City, Blue Island, South Holland, Lynwood, Lansing, Long Grove, Park Forest, Crestwood, University Park, Sauk Village, Matteson, New Lenox, Frankfort, Orland Hills, Chicago Ridge, Burr Ridge, Countryside, LaGrange, Lombard, St. Charles, North Aurora, Streamwood, Elk Grove Village, Chicago (Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Austin, Belmont Cragin, Irving Park, Ravenswood, Uptown, Andersonville, West Ridge, Sauganash, North Mayfair, Jefferson Park, Norwood Park, Portage Park, Wicker Park, Ukrainian Village, Chinatown, Brighton Park, Back of the Yards, Englewood, Chatham, Calumet Heights, East Side), Irving Park, Oak Lawn, Bedford Park, Countryside and Hickory Hills, Ill.
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