$2.5 Million Settlement Reached in Rear-End Crash

The Doe family was riding in a SUV on a highway on the way to Walt Disney World in Orlando. Jane Doe, 40, was driving the SUV when the car was rear-ended by a tractor-trailer that was moving at approximately 25 mph. The tractor-trailer was in the right lane and was being driven with a flat tire and another ruptured tire.

Jane Doe’s sister, 45, and a child, 6, were killed in the crash. Three other children ages 9 to 16 sustained injuries. One of the children required an extensive hospital stay.  The family’s medical expenses totaled about $100,000.

The lawsuit was filed against the trucking company, alleging that the driver of the tractor-trailer had chosen not to timely exit the highway as it experienced the flat tire and the ruptured tire. Additionally, the plaintiffs asserted that the trailer had been unsafe in that all its tires were in poor condition, including having insufficient treads and air pressure.

Before the case was filed, the parties settled for $2.5 million.

The attorneys handling this case for the family were Joseph A. Fried, Briant G. Mildenhall, A. Michele Cavanaugh and Stephen L. Grobel.

Doe v. Roe Trucking Co., Undisclosed docket.

Kreisman Law Offices has been handling rear-end crash cases, truck accident lawsuits, wrongful death cases, catastrophic injury lawsuits, and motorcycle accident 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 Maywood, Park Forest, Schiller Park, Prospect Heights, Palatine, Palos Hills, Wheeling, Wilmette, Stone Park, LaGrange, Palos Heights, Crestwood, Chicago (Roseland, Pullman, Chicago Heights, Chatham, Englewood, McKinley Park, Palmer Square, Near West Side, West Town, North Center, River North, South Loop, Uptown), Elmwood Park, Northlake, Itasca, Glendale Heights, Wheaton, Downers Grove and Westmont, Ill.

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

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