On January 3, 2008 in the southwestern suburbs of Chicago a client of Abels & Annes, P.C. was injured when a semi truck lost control and rolled over shortly after it entered the Southbound lanes of the Stevenson Expressway (I-55) at LaGrange Road. The plaintiff was driving in the far left lane and her vehicle was struck by a Ford Taurus that had been forced into her lane by the semi truck. The truck driver reportedly was not sure was caused him to lose control of the vehicle, but thought that he may have hit a patch of black ice. The Cook County truck crash blocked all South lanes of the highway.
Our client was taken to Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital by ambulance for back and neck injuries. She also had follow up treatment with a chiropractor in Chicago.
The truck driver was insured by Indiana Insurance. The injury case settled for $13,300.