A driver of a motor vehicle has a duty to operate his vehicle safely at all times. When he fails to do so and causes injury or death to another, then he is negligent. Many innocent people are injured in transportation related accidents everyday. If you or a loved one has been injured in a transportation related accident, then the attorneys at the Lloyd Law Group, Ltd. can help you. We can help you recover the compensation that you need to pay for injuries and wages or the loss of a loved one. Our attorneys have obtained a number of record setting verdicts and settlements in the transportation negligence field.
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Sonani v. Eastwood
$5 Million Settlement
The plaintiff who was a single, forty year old health care consultant was a backseat passenger in automobile involved in head-on collision. She sustained a C-2 through C-4 traumatic neck fracture and a mild closed head injury. The plaintiff claimed that the head injury caused her to be unable to perform complex tasks in the management of her health care staff and that her neck fractures also would require several future spine surgeries.
Estate of Taylor v. Salvation Army $4.5 Million Settlement
The plaintiffs brought a wrongful death case for the loss of their mother who was one of twelve passengers on a Salvation Army shuttle van. The driver of the van was traveling southbound in a snow storm on Interstate 55, when he lost control of the vehicle, rolling it over and killing all the passengers and himself. The deceased's woman's family alleged that the driver was travelling too fast in snowy conditions vehicle causing the crash. The Taylor family obtained the largest individual settlement of any of the 12 cases filed in court.
Hallsten v. City of Chicago, et. al. $4.35 Million Settlement
The plaintiff was riding his bicycle to school and attempted to cross Dearborn Street on the corner where the Park Newberry High Rise building was being constructed. The City of Chicago had required a construction canopy walkway be placed in the curb lane of Dearborn. While stopped inside the canopy within the Dearborn crosswalk, the plaintiff looked for oncoming traffic and believed that it was clear. As he rolled into the moving lane, he was struck by an oncoming taxicab, ejecting him from his bicycle and causing his lower spine to strike the upper windshield of the taxicab. The plaintiff was rendered a paraplegic and is wheelchair bound.
The plaintiff alleged that the placement of the construction canopy created a "blind spot" for users of the crosswalk. Using traffic-engineering standards and computer-simulated models of the intersection, the plaintiff's counsel was able to prove that the canopy hid from view some oncoming s vehicles and impeded the ability of the driver of an oncoming vehicle to see and react in a reasonable stopping time to avoid an accident.
Estate of Baries v. CNA Insurance Co. $1.25 Million Settlement
A family brought an underinsured motorist claim against CNA Insurance for the wrongful death of their 14 year old teenage daughter who had been a passenger in a one-car crash. The daughter was a freshman in high school without any income. The case arose shortly after the Illinois General Assembly had passed into law in l996 a new wrongful death limit of $500,000 for non-economic damage awards. This is the only reported case to settle in excess of the limit before the Illinois Supreme Court struck down the limit as unconstitutional.
Turgeon v. American States Insurance Co. $467,000 Settlement
The plaintiff was a front seat passenger in a Chevrolet Corvette driven by his brother after they had left the local sports bar at 2:00 a.m. The plaintiff fell asleep and his brother crashed the vehicle after he swerved to avoid a stray dog. The plaintiff suffered multiple fractures to his legs and pelvis.
Hirst v. Dunn $425,000 Settlement
The plaintiff was a member of a sailboat crew in the annual Chicago Mackinac race. After she finished race at Mackinac Island, she rode back in the crew leader's Jeep. Unbeknownst to her, the driver had an undiagnosed blackout condition which had occurred twice in the last five years but not while driving. The driver fainted causing their vehicle to leave the highway at high speed and become airborne before crashing. The plaintiff suffered from a facet joint syndrome injury which caused chronic pain.