$1.25 Million Settlement Reached in Failure to Maintain Lane at Construction Site

Mr. Doe, a 36-year-old construction worker, was completing his first day at work at a town home construction site. He was standing next to a large flatbed truck, waiting for help to unload a crane when a commercial trash collection truck came around the corner and sideswiped the flatbed truck.

Mr. Doe was crushed between the two vehicles and suffered severe injuries to his right leg and foot, as well as rib and spinal fractures. Despite multiple foot and leg surgeries, Mr. Doe continued to suffer from chronic lymphedema and deformity. Mr. Doe’s medical expenses totaled almost $400,000.

Mr. Doe sued the truck driver’s corporate employer, alleging that it was liable for the driver’s choosing not to remain in his lane of traffic. Before trial, the parties settled for $1.25 million.

The attorneys representing Doe were Peter C. Burnett and Matthew E. Cass.

Doe v. Roe Commercial Truck Co., Undisclosed docket.  No. (Va. Cir. Ct. Loudoun County).

Kreisman Law Offices has been handling truck accident lawsuits, work injury cases, wrongful death lawsuits and catastrophic injury cases for individuals, families and loved ones who have been injured, harmed or killed by the carelessness or negligence of another for more than 45 years in and around Chicago, Cook County and its surrounding areas, including Wood Dale, Addison, Rosemont, Des Plaines, Skokie, Northbrook, Glenview, Libertyville, Vernon Hills, Lake Bluff, Hawthorne Woods, Palatine, Franklin Park, LaGrange, Western Springs, Hinsdale, Dixmoor, Blue Island, Chicago (Chatham, South Chicago, Woodlawn, Bridgeport, Canaryville, McKinley Park, Archer Heights, Near West Side, South Loop, Near North Side, Streeterville, Ukrainian Village, Logan Square, Wrightwood Neighbors, Roscoe Village, Beverly), Elmwood Park, Schaumburg, Elk Grove Village, Arlington Heights and Prospect Heights, Ill.

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