$3 Million Jury Verdict in Failure to Yield Right-of-Way in Tractor-Trailer Crash With Car

Marc Rene, 34, was driving his sedan northbound on a two-lane road. Patrick Chancey was driving a tractor-trailer owned by Pat Salmon & Sons of Florida when he pulled out of a truck yard and made a wide turn onto the roadway.  This caused the tractor-trailer to enter the northbound lanes, which resulted in a collision with the Rene vehicle.

Rene suffered fractures to his right hip and knee and a degloving injury to his right heel. He underwent hip and knee surgeries. It is anticipated that additional surgeries are needed. Rene continues to suffer pain from these injuries and incurred medical expenses of nearly $230,700.

He sued Pat Salmon & Sons and Chancey, claiming that Chancey chose not to yield the right-of-way.  The lawsuit did not claim lost income.

The defendant Pat Salmon & Sons claimed that Rene was responsible in that he failed to react quickly enough due to a lack of sleep and should have seen the oncoming truck driven by Chancey.

The jury found that Rene was 30% at fault for this crash but signed a verdict for more than $3 million.

The attorneys who successfully litigated this case were Jeanmarie Whalen and Fred Cunningham.

Rene v. Pat Salmon & Sons of Florida, Inc., No. 502015 CA 007601XXXXMB (Fla. Cir. Ct. Palm Beach County).

Kreisman Law Offices has been handling truck crash cases, intersection crash cases, wrongful death lawsuits and car accident cases for individuals and families who have been harmed, injured or died as a result of the carelessness or negligence of another for more than 40 years in and around Chicago, Cook County and its surrounding areas, including Aurora, Bensenville, Calumet City, Blue Island, South Holland, Worth, Inverness, Long Grove, Lake Bluff, Chicago (Lake Calumet, Hegewisch, South Chicago, East Side, Rogers Park, Chatham, Englewood, Austin), Deerfield, Bloomingdale and Glencoe, Ill.

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