$1.2 Million Settlement Reached in Failure to Yield Right of Way

Maria Lezcano, 43, was driving through an intersection when an SUV driven by Grace Coleman struck the passenger side of Lezcano’s car. Ms. Lezcano suffered herniated disks at C4-5, C5-6, L3-4, L4-5, all of which necessitated pain management, chiropractic care and surgery.

Lezcano continues to suffer ongoing neck and back pain.  She now has limited range of motion in her neck.

Lezcano sued Coleman, alleging that after obeying the stop sign, Coleman chose not to yield the right-of-way of the intersection.  The lawsuit also alleged that Coleman’s SUV owner was vicariously liable.

Lezcano also claimed an undisclosed amount of medical expenses but no lost income.

Before the jury trial, the parties settled for $1.2 million.

Both the Lezcano attorneys and the defendants presented experts in orthopedic surgery.

The attorneys successfully handling this case for Maria Lezcano were Michael Heck and Daniel N. Epstein.

Lezcano v. Coleman, No. SOM-L-000668-19 (N.J. Super. Ct. Somerset County).

Kreisman Law Offices has been handling intersection crash lawsuits, neck and back injury lawsuits, car accident cases, truck accident lawsuits, nursing home negligence cases, nursing home abuse lawsuits, and traumatic brain injury lawsuits for individuals, families and loved ones who have been injured, harmed or killed by the carelessness or negligence of another for more than 40 years in and around Chicago, Cook County and its surrounding areas, including Roselle, Carol Stream, Lombard, Winfield, Franklin Park, Forest Park, Crestwood, Des Plaines, Morton Grove, Glencoe, Glenview, Northfield, Buffalo Grove, Vernon Hills, Mettawa, Lake Forest, North Chicago, Gurnee, Grayslake, Round Lake Beach, Crystal Lake, Cary, Wauconda, Mundelein, Bannockburn, Deerfield, Chicago (Portage Park, Jefferson Park, Bucktown, Uptown, Old Irving Park, Hermosa, Ranch Triangle, Ukrainian Village, West Town, West Loop, Fulton River District, River West, East Garfield Park, North Lawndale, McKinley Park, Hegewisch, Roseland, Morgan Park, Mount Greenwood, Beverly, West Elsdon, Archer Heights, Homan Square, Wicker Park), Oak Park, Northlake, Franklin Park, Bensenville and Country Club Hills, Ill.

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