Chicago injury lawyer resolves truck accident lawsuit for $80,000

Illinois auto accident attorneys at Abels and Annes have reached a settlement in a Chicago area semi truck versus car crash case on behalf of two plaintiff’s. The lawsuit stems from a collision that occurred on October 19, 2009 just after 9 AM in Bellwood, Illinois.

The claimants, who are brother and sister, were traveling in their 2002 Buick northbound on 25th Street. At that time they stopped for red light at 25th and Madison Street. While they were waiting for the light to change their vehicle was rear-ended by a semi truck.

The Bellwood Police Department responded to the accident. After an investigation they cited the truck driver for failing to reduce speed to avoid an accident.

Immediately after the accident, our client that was riding as a passenger developed severe low back pain. She sought treatment with an orthopedic physician in Chicago area. Due to her significant low back complaints the doctor ordered an MRI. The scan revealed my client sustained herniated discs at L4-L5 and L5-S1 in the crash. She had to have lumbar epidural steroid injections at L4-L5 and L5-S1 on three occasions to relieve her pain.

Her portion of the lawsuit settled for $61,000.

The other plaintiff had back and neck pain after the accident. He was treated shortly after the accident at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, Illinois.

Over the next several days the plaintiff’s pain only worsened. He then treated with an orthopedic in Chicago. An MRI taken at a later date was negative for more serious injuries.

His portion of the claim settled for $19,000. The lawsuit was pending in the Circuit Court of Cook County.

If you have been injured in an Illinois truck accident, contact the Chicago personal injury lawyers at Abels & Annes for a free consultation. There is no fee unless a recovery is made on your behalf. Call (312) 475-9596.