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Chicago injury lawyer files lawsuit in Illinois trucking accident case

Illinois truck accident lawyers from Abels & Annes filed a lawsuit stemming from a truck vs. car accident that took place in Bellwood, Illinois. The accident occurred back on October 18, 2009 at the intersection of 25th and Madison.

The plaintiffs (both driver and passenger) were northbound on 25th St. stopped at a red light at its intersection with Madison Street. At that time there vehicle was rear-ended by a truck.

The accident was investigated by the Bellwood Police Department. After speaking to the parties involved, the police issued the truck driver citation for driving too fast for conditions.

Immediately after the accident, our client driving the vehicle had neck and back pain. The passenger had head, back and neck pain. Both were seen the same day at Loyola Medical Center in Maywood, Illinois.

The passenger ended up sustaining significant injuries. Over the next several days her pain increased. She sought additional treatment with a medical doctor.

As time went on she did not improve, her physician ordered an MRI scan. The test showed that the plaintiff had sustained a herniated discs at L4-L5 and L5-S1. She underwent lumbar epidural steroid injections on three separate occasions. She has also sustained around $20,000 in medical bills since the date of the accident. It has not yet been determined the client will need to undergo surgery to alleviate her pain.

The driver of the vehicle also sought follow-up treatment for back and neck pain. He sustained over $8,000 in medical bills since the accident.

The lawsuit was filed in the Circuit Court of Cook County.

If you’ve been injured in the Chicago area truck accident, contact a Chicago accident attorney at Abels & Annes for a free case evaluation. Call 312-924-7575 to speak to a lawyer.