$1 Million Settlement in Failure to Yield Right-of-Way, Motorcycle/Truck Intersection Crash

Jeffrey Newton, 52, was driving his motorcycle through an uncontrolled intersection. While in the intersection, Steven Giambruno was driving a semi-truck as part of his employment with Freight Logistics Inc. Giambruno allegedly turned left in front of Newton.

The motorcycle and the truck crashed and Newton was ejected from his motorcycle and landed on the pavement.

He sustained a fractured left hand, fractured ribs and a pneumothorax, which is a collapsed lung.

Newton underwent multiple surgeries and was later fitted for a hand prosthesis. The medical expenses related to Newtown’s injuries totaled approximately $310,000.

Newton was an executive producer and as a result of this incident was unable to continue working due to reduced functioning in his left hand. He incurred an indeterminate amount of lost income.

Newton claimed Freight Logistics was liable for Giambruno’s choosing not to yield the right-of-way at the intersection.

Before the lawsuit was filed, the case settled for $1 million, which was the policy limits of the defendant, Freight Logistics.

The attorneys representing Jeffrey Newton were Jed Aurzban and Lauren Gallagher.

Newton v. Freight Logistics, Inc., (settled before filing).

Kreisman Law Offices has been handling motorcycle accident lawsuits, truck accident cases, intersection crash lawsuits and bicycle accident 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 Roselle, Wheaton, Aurora, Addison, Hinsdale, Bridgeview, Midlothian, Blue Island, South Holland, Olympia Fields, Highwood, Prospect Heights, Mundelein, Northbrook, Chicago (Andersonville, Uptown, Wrigleyville, Chinatown, Logan Square, Portage Park, South Austin, Little Village, Little Italy, Hyde Park, Jackson Park, Gage Park, Chatham, Pullman, Mount Greenwood), Oak Lawn, Willow Springs, Palos Hills, Orland Park and Glenview, Ill.

Robert D. Kreisman has been an active member of the Illinois and Missouri bars since 1976.

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