Articles Posted in Back and Neck Injuries

Accident attorneys from Abels & Annes, P.C. have reached a settlement from a claim that arose out of an automobile collision which took place on October 21, 2006. Our client was driving eastbound on Route 60, stopped in traffic at it’s intersection with Peterson Road in Round Lake Park, Illinois. At that time the defendant rear-ended the plaintiff. The impact was hard enough to push our client’s car into a vehicle in front of her.

At the time of collision, our client struck her head on the seat cushion behind her. Following the collision she had head pain, and she believes she had a loss of consciousness. That evening she seemed confused and disoriented. She also had neck pain.

The following day she went to the ER at Good Shepard Hospital. There she complained of a severe headache and left sided neck pain. A CT scan was taken, which was negative. She was diagnosed with a closed head injury and a check wall contusion. She was also instructed to follow up with a doctor.

On May 15, 2008 on Interstate 290 in Cook County, a client of Abels & Annes, P.C. was injured when a semi truck struck the rear of her vehicle. Our client was traveling westbound on Interstate 290 in the left center lane just north of Illinois 72. The semi was traveling on the same road directly behind my client.

The plaintiff client slowed for traffic in front of her, and as she was about to come to a complete stop the truck, struck her from behind at a high rate of speed. The impact was strong enough to knock my client into the car that was in front of her. Her car was totaled. The truck driver received tickets from the investigating Illinois State Trooper for failing to reduce speed to avoid an accident and for following too close.

Our client suffered several injuries. She sustained cervical and lumbar strain/sprain, a concussion, chest pain, and severe headaches. Initial medical treatment was sought later the same day at Christ Medical Center. There she had complaints of neck and shoulder pain, chest pain, and left sided headaches.
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In Chicago, Illinois a bicycle rider has been injured as a result of a collision with a car in Logan Square. The accident happened when the bicyclist was southbound on California Avenue crossing Logan Blvd. on a green light. At that time the defendant, who was eastbound on Logan, ran the red light, hit the bicyclist, and then struck another southbound car. The driver was ticketed for failing to obey the red light.

The bike rider, who is a Chicago resident, was taken by ambulance to Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center. At the hospital she was diagnosed with a spinal fracture. The bicyclist is having further treatment with an orthopaedic surgeon in Chicago.

The injured bike rider has retained Abels & Annes, P.C. to pursue an injury claim against the at fault driver.

Chicago Area auto accident lawyers from Abels & Annes, P.C. have reached a settlement related to a March 25, 2008 crash that occurred in Oak Park, Illinois. Our client was southbound on Austin Blvd., just south of Austin’s intersection with Madison St. when another driver attempted to make a left turn into driveway without checking for southbound traffic or waiting for southbound traffic to clear. The defendant hit our client as he made the left turn. The at fault driver was ticketed for failing to yield the right-of-way to an oncoming vehicle when he made his left turn, in violation of 625 ILCS 5/11-902.

The plaintiff, a Chicago resident, sustained injuries to his neck, back, shoulders, head and leg. He was seen in the Emergency Room at Rush Oak Park Hospital on the date of the accident. He later sought follow up treatment with a neurologist and a chiropractic physician in Chicago.

The Oak Park car accident case settled for $13,000. AAA insurance is paying on the claim.

In Chicago personal injury attorneys from Abels & Annes, P.C.have reached a premises liability settlement with a Calumet Park, Illinois grocery store stemming from a August, 2007 trip and fall injury. The plaintiff was walking down a grocery store aisle when her foot got caught in a rope protruding from an onion bag that was left on the floor by a stock person employed by the store.

Our client fell hard, sustaining neck injuries and fracturing her front tooth. She went to the emergency room at Ingalls Urgent Care, and she later had follow up treatment with a dentist in Olympia Fields and a chiropractor in Park Forest, Illinois. The case settled without having to file a lawsuit, and Travelers Insurance is paying on the claim.
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In DuPage County a multi-car accident has left one Chicago Area woman injured. The car crash happened this past Wednesday on Butterfield Road in Oak Brook, Illinois. A driver traveling too fast for conditions rear-ended another car at a high rate of speed, causing a chain reaction accident involving three other vehicles. The first car hit from behind was not drivable and had to be towed from the scene.

The driver of the first car struck sustained neck injuries. She is being treated by a doctor in Chicago.

The driver injured in the Chicago Area car wreck has retained Abels & Annes, P.C. to represent her against the at fault driver that hit her from behind.

In Harvey, Illinois a fourteen year old girl was struck in a crosswalk last week at the intersection of 159th Street and Wood. She sustained leg and neck injuries. She was taken by ambulance to Ingalls Memorial Hospital, and she is now following up with a medical doctor in Chicago.

Witnesses at the scene are reporting the at fault driver did not realize she hit anyone, that she appeared to be intoxicated, and further that she failed a preliminary breath test that was administered at the scene by police officers. It is not yet known what tickets were issued to the driver for her role in the Chicago area car vs. pedestrian accident.

The parents of the injured teen have retained Abels & Annes, P.C. to pursue a personal injury claim against the at fault driver.
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Chicago Injury Lawyers from Abels & Annes, P.C. have reached an settlement for a local resident that was injured in a pedestrian vs. car accident in September of 2007. Our client was crossing Harrison Street in a crosswalk on a green light at LaSalle Street. At that time the defendant, who was driving southbound on LaSalle Street, turned right on a red light and hit our client.

The plaintiff was treated at Northwestern Hospital in Chicago, Illinois for back and neck injuries. He later followed up at Roseland Community Hospital for further treatment. The pedestrian accident case settled prior to litigation. The Hartford is paying on the claim.
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Chicago Injury Lawyers from Abels & Annes, P.C. have reached a settlement for a client stemming from a February, 2008 car accident that occurred on Interstate 294. It was snowing at the time of the accident and our client had lost control of her car and spun out onto the shoulder of the highway. As she was waiting for help to arrive, there was a second car crash and one of the vehicles in the second crash rear ended the plaintiff. The accident occurred in the Southbound lanes somewhere between 95th and 127th Streets.

Our client was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, Illinois for abdominal and neck pain. She had no follow up treatment after the initial ER visit. The case settled for just over $20,000. Farmers Insurance paid on the claim.

In Chicago, Illinois car crash attorneys from Abels & Annes, P.C. have reached a settlement for a South Side resident. She was a passenger in a car that was rear ended at the 79th Street entrance ramp to Interstate 94 in Chicago. The car she was riding in and the vehicle behind her slowed for traffic, and the third vehicle in line struck the 2nd vehicle, who in turn hit our client’s car.

She was taken by ambulance to Saint Bernard Hospital in Chicago, Illinois for neck and back injuries. She also followed up with a medical doctor and a physical therapist for her injuries. The car accident case settled for $30,000. AAA Insurance is paying on the claim.