$1 Million Settlement Reached in Truck Crash with Moped Rider

Mr. Doe was riding his moped in Raleigh, N.C., when he was struck from behind by a driver of Roe Co. truck.  A bystander who witnessed the crash chased the driver of the truck and wrote down the truck’s license number, which was traced back to the Roe Co.

Mr. Doe suffered rib fractures and a collapsed lung, which required a 79-day hospitalization. During that time, Mr. Doe suffered a stroke, which led to his further decline.

Mr. Doe claimed that Roe Co. was liable for the truck driver’s conduct. The Doe attorney was able to ascertain the identity of the driver using Google Earth, which showed the truck parked outside of the driver’s home.

The defendant truck driver and the truck company insurer argued that the driver’s use of the company’s truck had not been authorized, precluding insurance coverage for the plaintiff’s injuries.

Before trial, the parties settled for $1 million.

The attorney representing Mr. Doe was Robert Whitley.

Doe v. Roe, N.C., settled before filing.

Kreisman Law Offices has been handling truck accident lawsuits, personal injury lawsuits, traumatic brain injury lawsuits, motorcycle accident cases, bicycle accident cases, and wrongful death lawsuits for individuals, families and loved ones who have been injured, harmed or died caused by the carelessness or negligence of another for more than 45 years in and around Chicago, Cook County and its surrounding areas, including Riverdale, Burnham, Evergreen Park, Palos Park, Dixmoor, Burbank, LaGrange Park, Downers Grove, Oakbrook Terrace, Maywood, Hillside, Bellwood, Lombard, South Elgin, Wheeling, Glencoe, Northfield, Libertyville, Cary, Algonquin, North Chicago, Chicago (Chatham, South Side, South Shore, Rosemont, Little Village, McKinley Park, Archer Heights, Gage Park, Near West Side, West Town, Fulton River District, Goose Island, Milwaukee-Diversey-Kimball, Irving Park, Horner Park, Andersonville), Park Ridge, Elk Grove Village, Franklin Park, Northlake, and Buffalo Grove, Ill.

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