Vilma Marenco, 54, was driving her vehicle through an intersection when a loaded 18-wheeler operated by Rodger Jones struck her car on the driver-side door.
She suffered fatal injuries in this crash. She had been a restaurant worker earning $25,000 per year and is survived by her husband and two daughters, one of whom is a minor.
Marenco’s estate sued the truck driver and his company owners including Elisa Fabiola Lopez and R&F Quality Transportation, claiming liability for the negligent entrustment and choosing not to supervise Jones. The suit also named Jones for his failure to obey and heed a red light. Apparently Jones ran through a red light, which was a cause of the crash and unfortunate death of Marenco.
The court entered a judgment order of $11 million, which included $5 million in punitive damages in favor of the Marenco family and estate.
The attorney successfully handling this tragic case was Benny Agosto Jr.
Gomez v. Jones, No. 2014-37675 (Tex. Dist. Ct. Harris County).
Kreisman Law Offices has been handling truck accident lawsuits, wrongful death cases, motorcycle accident lawsuits, product liability cases, automotive defect lawsuits and pharmaceutical defect 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 Midlothian, St. Charles, Niles, Lockport, Morton Grove, Highland Park, Lincolnshire, Geneva, Fox River Grove, Evergreen Park, Evanston, Des Plaines, Deerfield, Cicero, Berwyn, Chicago (Rosehill, Roscoe Village, Ravenswood Manor, Prairie District, Printer’s Row, Old Towne Triangle, Edgewater, East Garfield Park, Canaryville, Bridgeport, Belmont Cragin, Austin, Lincoln Square), Oak Park, Itasca, Villa Park, Clarendon Hills, Hinsdale and Joliet, Ill.
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