Illinois personal injury lawyers Abels & Annes have reached a settlement in a Cook County auto accident lawsuit. The case involved a collision that occurred on Roosevelt Road near Ridgeland Avenue in Berwyn, Illinois. Our law firm worked with co-counsel from the Elman Law Group in representing the plaintiff.
Our client was in her vehicle and stopped at a red light when the defendant failed to stop in time and rear ended the plaintiff’s car. The Berwyn Police Department responded and determined the defendant caused the crash by exceeding safe speeds for conditions.
The plaintiff incurred neck, back and chest injuries in the Chicago car crash. She was treated at Mt. Sinai Hospital a short time later.
Over the next several days our clients pain did not resolve and only got worse. She received additional medical care from a neurologist who prescribed physical therapy. The plaintiff underwent physical therapy the consisted of electric stimulation, therapeutic exercise, heat and cold treatments, joint mobilization, and ultrasound therapy.
A complaint was filed in the Circuit Court of Cook County and alleged that the defendant was negligent in failing to yield the right of way, failing to keep a proper and sufficient lookout, driving too fast for conditions, and failing to keep his vehicle under control. The parties settled the lawsuit prior to going to trial for $12,000. Allstate insurance is paying on the claim.