Chicago Car Accident Lawyers Reach Uninsured Motorist Claim Settlement

Illinois Auto Accident Attorneys from David Abels & Associates, P.C. have reached an uninsured motorist claim settlement with Erie Insurance for a client who was injured in August, 2007. The accident took place at Grand Avenue and Dileys Road in Waukegan, Illinois. The plaintiff was stopped at a red light for Eastbound traffic on Grand when the defendant hit her on the passenger side.

The defendant fled the scene after the impact, but then pulled into a nearby gas station. Our client followed the driver to the gas station where there happened to be a Lake County Sheriff’s Deputy. The plaintiff approached the Deputy, and when the defendant observed this he fled the gas station at a high rate of speed. The Sheriff’s Deputy jumped into his squad car, chased the defendant and caught him. The defendant was ticketed with no insurance and several other moving violations.

Our client sustained back, neck and shoulder injuries. She was treated that day at Midwestern Regional Medical Center in Zion, Illinois. She later had follow up treatment with a chiropractor in Riverwoods, Illinois.

Because the at fault had no insurance, we pursued an uninsured motorist claim against the plaintiff’s own auto insurance carrier. The Lake County accident case settled for $15,000.