$1.85 Million Jury Verdict in Negligent Entrustment Lawsuit of Tow Truck Driver

Robin Chapman, 55, was driving to work when a tow truck owned by Super Dirty Recovery LLC and driven by its employee, Joseph McRaith, pulled out suddenly from a side street and collided with Chapman’s vehicle.

Chapman suffered a broken left elbow, a fractured right ankle, broken ribs and a fractured fibula.  She required three surgeries and continues to suffer from pain and mobility problems.

Chapman sued Super Dirty Recovery, alleging that it had negligently entrusted its vehicle to McRaith, who did not hold a valid driver’s license and allegedly had a criminal history.

The lawsuit did not claim lost income or medical expenses.

The jury signed a verdict for $1.85 million.

The attorneys successfully handling this lawsuit for Chapman were Steven Kherkher, Kevin Haynes, Ryan MacLoud and Matt Martin.

Chapman v. Super Dirty Recovery, LLC, No. 2018-87654 (Tex. Dist. Ct. Harris County).

Kreisman Law Offices has been handling truck accident lawsuits, intersection crash cases, head-on collision lawsuits, automobile accidents, car crashes, wrongful death cases and catastrophic 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 45 years in and around Chicago, Cook County and its surrounding areas, including Hoffman Estates, Prospect Heights, Rosemont, Des Plaines, Park Ridge, Maywood, Oak Park, Cicero, Burbank, Oak Lawn, Homer Glen, Glencoe, Chicago (Back of the Yards, Little Village, Fuller Park, Douglas, South Loop, Garfield Park, Near West Side, Near North Side, Wicker Park, Ukrainian Village, Albany Park, West Ridge, Edison Park, Calumet Heights), Hickory Hills, Chicago Ridge, LaGrange Highlands and Western Springs, Ill.

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