A Cook County jury found that that the defendant Jacqueline Greer was negligent in causing injury to Rosa Medina when Greer’s car broadsided Medina’s car at the intersection of Division Street and Waller Avenue in Chicago. Medina did not have a stop sign at that intersection.
The plaintiff was treated for only soft tissue injuries to her neck, back and both shoulders. She alleged that Greer ran a stop sign. Medina’s medical bills totaled $13,685. The defendant claimed her view was obstructed by the sun and a sign in the corner. Greer argued that Medina was contributorily negligent and was responsible for the crash.
The defendant’s attorneys made no offer to settle the case before this jury trial. Adam D. Shapiro of Benjamin & Shapiro represented Rosa Medina at trial and expertly presented her case to the jury, who agreed that Greer was responsible.
Adam Shapiro is the great nephew of Robert D. Kreisman of Kreisman Law Offices.
The jury found that Medina was just 10% at fault for this crash. The jury’s verdict was made up of the following damages:
$13,685 for medical expenses;
$4,000 for pain & suffering; and
$4,000 for loss of normal life.
These damages then were reduced by 10% to bring the total verdict to $19,516.
Rosa Medina v. Jacqueline Greer, No. 13 L 6684.
Kreisman Law Offices has been handling automobile accident cases, intersection crash cases, nursing home abuse cases and medical malpractice 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 Oak Lawn, South Holland, Harvey, Calumet City, Burbank, Bridgeview, Maywood, Berkeley, Bensenville, Villa Park, Northbrook, Northfield, Glenview, Rolling Meadows, Forest Park, Park Forest, Park Ridge and Harwood Heights, Ill.
Related blog posts: