Chicago injury lawyers at Abels & Annes, working in conjunction with the Elman Law Group, have filed a negligence lawsuit in the Circuit Court of Cook County. The case stems from a Chicago car crash that occurred back on January 29, 2010.
The plaintiffs (a driver and two passengers) were driving westbound in a 1995 Chevrolet on 47th St. at the intersection with Knox Avenue. At that time the defendant was driving a Best Buy truck eastbound on 47th St. and turned left to head North on Knox. In doing so the defendant failed to yield to oncoming traffic. The two vehicles collided when the at fault driver attempted the left turn.
The Chicago Police Department responded to the scene of the accident. After investigating, the defendant was ticketed for failing to yield.
The lawsuit on file alleges that the defendant was negligent in failing to yield the right-of-way, failing to reduce speed, driving too fast for conditions, and failing to take proper evasive action to avoid a collision.
All three of our clients were injured in the accident. One plaintiff was a passenger sustained injuries to his right ankle and foot. He was seen shortly after the accident at St. Anthony Hospital in Chicago.
He also went to follow-up treatment with an orthopedic physician in Chicago. An MRI ordered by the doctor showed the client had sustained right ankle joint effusion, fluid collection and a possible stress fracture.
The driver and other passenger were also seen at a Chicago area emergency room and also went through follow-up treatment with a medical doctor.
Feel free to contact a Chicago accident lawyer at our office if you’ve been hurt in an Illinois car crash. The consultation is free, and there is no attorney’s fee unless a recovery is made. Call 312-924-7575.