In Cook County, Illinois, accident attorneys from Abels & Assoc. have reached a car crash settlement for a local resident. He was involved in an accident in the Chicago Area and taken to Gotlieb Memorial Hospital in Melrose Park, Illinois by ambulance. He later visited other doctors for follow up care. The case settled for $20,500. The defendant driver was insured by State Farm. He sustained “soft tissue” injuries to his lumbar spine in the accident, meaning sprains and strains, and he had no disc bulges or herniations.