Illinois car crash lawyers at Abels & Annes have reached a settlement in a lawsuit for case pending in Cook County, Illinois. The accident occurred at 6600 South Martin Luther King Dr. in Chicago.
Our client was traveling northbound on King Drive when the defendant, who was southbound, crossed the center line and struck the plaintiff’s vehicle. The defendant had been traveling too fast for conditions for the road and had to slam on his brakes to avoid hitting a bus, and that is why his vehicle lost control and crossed the center.
Our client was taken by ambulance to Trinity Hospital with neck and shoulder injuries. Due to ongoing neck pain he went to follow-up treatment at University of Chicago Hospitals. Our client eventually had an MRI scan that showed he sustained a bulging disc in the crash.
The case settled prior to trial for $18,330. The defendant was insured by United Automobile Insurance.
The settlement was actually the second payout our client received due to the accident. At the time of the collision, plaintiff was employed by SBC as a cable splicer and he was on the job at the time of the injury. In addition to the lawsuit against the at fault driver, our law firm that filed a workers’ compensation claim on his behalf.
A work injury lawyer at our office had previously settled the comp claim for just over $11,000. In addition to that, we obtained temporary total disability benefits for him of over $4,000 while he was off work due to the accident.