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Illinois Truck Accident Lawsuit Settles Before Trial

The Madison St. Clair Record reported last week on a settlement recently reached between parties following a truck crash lawsuit. The suit was brought by a surviving woman following the death of both her husband and infant son in a tragic crash.

A negligent truck driver was behind the wheel of a tow truck in November 2008. The man had been drinking before the accident. His truck came upon the stopped car of the two victims. Their vehicle had run out of fuel and they were parked on the side of the road. The infant was fastened inside the vehicle while the father was outside inspecting the situation.

The truck driver did not properly take the stopped car into account, ultimately slamming into it. The car was pushed onto the father outside, crushing him. The infant inside suffered severe injuries in the impact and died shortly afterwards.

The trial had not yet begun when the parties reached an undisclosed settlement in the matter. The surviving wife had sued the driver, his employer, and the owner of the bars that served the driver before the fatal accident.

Our Illinois truck crash lawyers at Levin & Perconti have worked with many families like the ones in this case. We seek to ensure that the surviving loved ones of these tragic incidents have their legal rights respected and protected. We have reached record settlements in many areas and are committed to faithfully advocating on behalf of all those suffering from trucking negligence. Please contact our truck accident attorneys today to share your story and learn what can be done.

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