$38,000 Cook County Jury Verdict for Rear-Ender That Caused Concussion and Headaches

A Cook County jury signed a verdict of $38,681 related to an Aug. 13, 2010 rear-end car crash.  The plaintiff, Christina Pervomskaya, was stopped in a line of traffic on Waukegan Road in Glenview, Ill., when she was rear-ended by Sally Langan’s motor vehicle. 

Pervomskaya, 28, suffered a concussion, post-concussion syndrome, headaches and neck, back and shoulder strains. She worked as a dental hygienist and missed 4 days of work because of this incident.  The defendant, Langan, denied that Pervomskaya was injured to the extent that she claimed and that some of her medical care was not necessary.

Before trial, the demand to settle the case made by Pervomskaya’s counsel was $40,000.  The attorney asked the jury to return a verdict of $80,000.  The offer made by the defendant before trial was $45,000.

The jury’s verdict of $38,681 was made up of the following damages:

  • $17,741 for medical expenses
  • $940 for lost time from work;
  • $10,000 for pain and suffering;
  • $10,000 for loss of normal life.

The attorney representing Pervomskaya was Gary W. Klages. 

Christina Pervomskaya v. Sally Langan, No. 12 L 1416 (Cook County, Illinois).

Kreisman Law Offices has been handling car accident cases, rear-end accident cases and wrongful death 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 38 years in and around Chicago, Cook County and its surrounding areas, including Chicago (Brighton Park, Stockyards, Bronzeville, Oakland, Kenwood, Hyde Park, Jackson Park, South Shore, Calumet Heights, Pill Hill), Riverside, Brookfield, Bridgeview, Hickory Hills, LaGrange, Elmhurst and Willowbrook, Ill.

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