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Chicago injury lawyers reach settlement in DuPage County car accident case

Chicago personal injury lawyers at Abels & Annes have reached a settlement on behalf of an Illinois physician that was injured in a DuPage County auto accident. The crash took place at Liberty & Farnsworth in Aurora on October 3, 2009.

Our client was stopped at a red light facing northbound on Liberty in her Honda Civic. At that time an eastbound SUV lost control on wet pavement and struck several cars stopped at the light, including our client. There were a total of five cars involved in the collision.

The Aurora Police Department investigated the crash. Drugs and/or alcohol did not play a role in the accident.

Due to the accident, the plaintiff sustained sprain/strain of the cervical spine, thoracic spine, lumbar spine, and sprains to both of her wrists and ankles. In addition, she sustained bruising to her shoulder, hip and trunk, as well as a concussion, tendon inflammation and spasm.

Our client underwent several months of treatment with a physician in Naperville, Illinois. Her treatment consisted mainly of physical therapy exercises and chiropractic manipulation. She also had an MRI that was negative for more serious injuries.

The claim settled for $30,000 without having to file a lawsuit. Erie Insurance paid on the claim.

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