A Chicago driver settled his Illinois personal injury case with an Illinois electric company after his van was struck by the defendant’s vehicle. The defendant had ran a red light at the Chicago intersection of W. Taylor St. and S. Clinton St., causing the Illinois trucking accident.
The operator of the van, the plaintiff, sustained cervical and lumbar spine damage that required multiple-level fusion surgery. The defendant who ran the red light at that intersection argued that the plaintiff’s injuries were due to a prior Illinois auto accident. However, this did not preclude his employer from settling the case and compensating the plaintiff for his injuries.
The electric company settled the case with the plaintiff for $2.1 million. However, according to the report of the settlement, there was a statutory lien on the case for $433,000. Because the plaintiff was working at the time he was entitled to and received Illinois workers’ compensation. The lien was waived, which was also reported in the settlement.
Chicago’s Kreisman Law Offices has been handling Illinois trucking accident cases for over 30 years, serving those areas in and around Cook County, including Buffalo Grove, Downers Grove, Naperville, and Oak Forest.
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