Anthony Taylor, 27, was a passenger in the back seat of a car. The car was stopped at a stop sign and then its driver proceeded through the intersection. Samantha Schillings’ car went through the other stop sign, causing a T-bone collision with the vehicle in which Taylor was sitting.
Taylor suffered a fractured spine at C5-6, which led to quadriplegia. Taylor, who also suffers from developmental disability, now requires 24-hour care.
Taylor sued Schilling, alleging negligent driving. Schilling admitted liability for the collision but disputed the plaintiff’s damages.
The jury signed a verdict for $41.63 million. The parties after the verdict settled for an undisclosed amount.
The attorneys successfully handling this case for Taylor were R. Rex Parris, Alexander Wheeler and Rutger Parris.
At trial, the Taylor attorneys presented experts in psychology, pain management, neurosurgery, life care planning, economics and vocational rehabilitation.
Taylor v. Schilling, No. MC026518 (Cal. Super. Ct. Los Angeles County).
Kreisman Law Offices has been handling catastrophic injury lawsuits, car accident lawsuits, motorcycle accident lawsuits, truck accident cases and work 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 40 years in and around Chicago, Cook County and its surrounding areas, including Palos Hills, LaGrange, Brookfield, Stickney, Berwyn, Arlington Heights, Elk Grove Village, Hillside, Hickory Hills, Harwood Heights, Hanover Park, Olympia Fields, Park Forest, Tinley Park, Westchester, Wilmette, Sauk Village, Worth, Roselle, Chicago (South Loop, Lincoln Park, Lincoln Square, Horner Park, Wrigleyville, Hyde Park, Morgan Park, Loyola Park, Canaryville, Bronzeville), Mundelein, Naperville and New Lenox, Ill.
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