As Mr. Doe, 51, was crossing a street inside a crosswalk, he was hit by a vehicle operated by Mr. Roe. Mr. Doe was dragged after impact for approximately 50 feet and suffered extensive injuries, which included skull and facial fractures, abrasions and lacerations, and contusions to his back, chest, and flank.
Unfortunately, Mr. Doe later died of his injuries and was survived by his mother.
The lawsuit alleged that Roe had chosen not to keep a proper lookout, maintain a reasonable speed, and yield to a pedestrian. Roe denied liability.
The parties mediated a $5 million settlement shortly before the beginning of the jury trial.
The attorneys handling this tragic case for the Doe family were Patrick T. Jones, Ralph R. Liguori and Paul L. Keenan.
Doe v. Roe, Confidential docket.
Kreisman Law Offices has been handling pedestrian accident cases, wrongful death lawsuits, motorcycle accidents, truck accident cases, work injury lawsuits and construction 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 45 years in and around Chicago, Cook County and its surrounding areas, including Carol Stream, St. Charles, Calumet City, Downers Grove, Aurora, Orland Park, Schiller Park, Wilmette, LaGrange, Chicago (Little Village, Chinatown, Hyde Park, South Side, South Chicago, Chatham, Roseland, Lakeview, Lincoln Park, Logan Square), Morton Grove, Glenview, Deerfield and Itasca, Ill.
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