$2 Million Settlement for Traumatic Brain Injury Suffered by Minor in Failure to Obey Red Light

Doe, age 7, was riding in a van operated by his classmate’s mother. As the van entered an intersection that was controlled by a traffic light, Roe, an employee of a contracting company, collided with the van, which caused it to strike a telephone pole.

Both Doe and his classmates were ejected and landed on the roadway. Doe suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI).

Doe’s family sued the contracting company and his classmate’s mother alleging liability for the crash.  The Doe family claimed that Roe’s choosing not to stop at a red light caused the crash.

The defendants disputed that Doe had suffered a TBI, arguing that he had struggled in school due to a learning disability. The defendants blamed one another for the crash.

The parties settled at a mediation for $2 million.

The attorneys handling this case for the Doe family were John E. Zydron and Robert G. Byrum.

Doe v. Roe, Undisclosed Docket.

Kreisman Law Offices has been handling intersection crash lawsuits, traumatic brain injury cases, wrongful death lawsuits, truck accident cases, motorcycle accident cases and bicycle 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 Countryside, LaGrange Highlands, South Barrington, Woodridge, Bloomingdale, Roselle, Bartlett, Crestwood, Cary, Crystal Lake, Grayslake, McHenry, Lake Forest, Highland Park, Evanston, Cicero, Bridgeview, Bedford Park, Evergreen Park, South Holland, Chicago (Hegewisch, Pullman, Roseland, Washington Heights, Englewood, Fuller Park, North Lawndale, River North, Rush and Division, Sheffield Neighbors, Lakeview, Roscoe Village, St. Ben’s, Lincoln Square, Old Irving Park, Villa District, North Mayfair, Hollywood Park, Pulaski Park, Arcadia Terrace, Peterson Park, Edison Park), Park Ridge, Des Plaines, Mount Prospect, Hoffman Estates, Hanover Park, West Chicago, York Center, Western Springs and Naperville, Ill.

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