$21.5 Million Jury Verdict in Rear-End Collision at Railroad Crossing

Jose Maclovio, an 18-year-old farmworker, was riding home in a van driven by Ramiro Tadeo-Lazaaro.

A vehicle driven by Craig Brewer rear-ended the van as it was stopped at a railroad crossing. Maclovio suffered a burst fracture at C5, which required an emergency surgery.  Sadly, despite this treatment, Maclovio suffered partial quadriplegia.

He sued Tadeo-Lazaaro, Brewer and the van’s owner alleging negligent operation of the defendants’ vehicles.

The jury signed a verdict for more than $21.5 million.

At trial, the Maclovio attorney presented experts in neurosurgery and internal medicine.

The attorney who successfully handled this tragic case was Denis Delja.

Maclovio v. Brewer, No. MCV074795 (Cal. Super. Ct. Madera County).

Kreisman Law Offices has been handling rear-end crash lawsuits, truck accident cases, quadriplegia injury lawsuits, catastrophic injury lawsuits, motorcycle accident cases and car 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 40 years in and around Chicago, Cook County and its surrounding areas, including Wheaton, Naperville, Downers Grove, Hinsdale, Oak Brook, Oak Forest, Tinley Park, Frankfort, New Lenox, Joliet, Romeoville, Bolingbrook, Homewood, Country Club Hills, Chicago Heights, University Park, Crete, Willowbrook, Lansing, Lemont, Elk Grove Village, Des Plaines, Long Grove, North Chicago, Chicago (Logan Square, Near West Side, Little Village, Belmont Cragin, Portage Park, Irving Park, Albany Park, Ravenswood, Edgewater, North Park, West Ridge, Lakeview, Old Town, Near North Side, River North, South Loop, Little Italy, Chinatown, Hyde Park, Gage Park, Marquette Park, Wrigleyville), Bedford Park, Justice, Willow Springs, Clarendon Hills, LaGrange Highlands, Western Springs and Barrington, Ill

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