In the May 22, 2011 blog post (“City Truck Collision Sends 8 To Hospital In Chicago Illinois“) the May 21, 2011 accident in which eight people were injured by a City Of Chicago truck was summarized.
A $2.4 million personal injury jury verdict from that accident has been announced in the case of Stephen Dewart. Dewart was injured by the City of Chicago truck mentioned above.
Dewart suffered a shattered fibula, a shattered tibia, and four fractured vertebrae in his back.
This verdict, along with a previous $6.25 million lawsuit settlement (summarized in the December 12, 2012 post titled “City Of Chicago $6.25 Million Settlement Of Lawsuit“) brings the total lawsuit-related cost (to date) of the accident to nearly $9 million.
Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the September 23, 2013 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Jury awards $2.4 million to man hit by drunken city truck driver” as well as the Lincoln Park Patch.com article titled “$2.4 Million Verdict for Young Man Run Down by City Worker.”
Should you be involved in a vehicle accident, there are certain actions you should take in order to protect your rights. Elman Law Group has compiled a reference document titled “10 Steps You Should Follow After An Auto Accident.”
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Should you be involved in a car accident, there are certain actions you should take in order to protect your rights. You should not assume – especially without proper legal representation – that you will receive appropriate compensation for your injuries, hardships and/or losses. To speak directly with a trial lawyer from Elman Law Group immediately, call (773) 392-8182 at any time. There is no fee for this consultation.