$3.81 Million Settlement Reached for Intersection Crash that Killed Motorist

Janet Pulver, 66, was several yards away from an intersection when a vehicle driven by Bennett Dunbar crashed into Pulver’s car head-on.  Pulver suffered serious injuries, including traumatic brain injury, and died only 28 hours later. She had been retired but was taking care of her grandchildren everyday. She was survived by her two adult children and grandchildren.

Pulver’s family and estate sued Dunbar alleging that he was driving recklessly and traveling at almost 80 mph in a 40-mph zone at the time of the crash.

Dunbar lost control of his vehicle, which crossed the center line of the highway and hit Pulver’s car head-on. The report of this case inexplicably stated that defendant disputed the plaintiff’s damages claim.

Before trial, the parties settled for $3.81 million.

The attorney successfully handling this tragic case was Michael C. Jainchill.

Pulver v. Dunbar, No. HHD-CV-17-6080443-S (Conn. Super. Ct. Hartford).

Kreisman Law Offices has been handling wrongful death lawsuits, head-on car crash cases, truck crash lawsuits, traumatic brain injury lawsuits, bicycle accident injury lawsuits and premises liability cases 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 Palos Park, Hickory Hills, Willowbrook, Clarendon Hills, Worth, Palos Heights, Maywood, Schaumburg, Harwood Heights, Deerfield, Northfield, Glenview, Glencoe, Chicago (Lakeview, Lincoln Bend, University of Chicago, UIC, Rosehill, Ravenswood Manor, Diversey Harbor, Chrysler Village, Chinatown, Bucktown, Brighton Park, Bridgeport, Canaryville, Belmont Cragin, Armitage (Lincoln Park), Rogers Park, Uptown), Lake Forest, Norwood Park, Palatine, Round Lake, St. Charles, Calumet Park, Burbank and Orland Hills, Ill.

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