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Illinois Truck Accident Lawsuit Filed After Fatality

Our Chicago truck accident attorneys read a report posted yesterday on the MadisonRecord.com detailing a recently filed Illinois truck accident lawsuit on behalf of the accident victim’s parents. Filed in the Madison County Circuit Court, the lawsuit alleges that the defendant truck driver illegal traveled through an intersection – ultimately striking and killing their son.

The Illinois trucking accident transpired in December of 2009 when the accident victim was traveling east on Illinois Route 140 through the intersection at Fosterburg Road in Alton, Illinois. As the victim approached the intersection, the defendant truck driver attempted to make a left-hand turn from the westbound lane causing the subsequent collision.

According to the news report, the complaint alleges that the defendant truck driver saw the victim’s vehicle approaching the intersection in the eastbound lane but still initiated the left-hand turn through the intersection and across the eastbound lanes of Illinois Route 140 even though there was not a green traffic signal permitting his vehicle to make the ultimately fatal turn.

Additional components of the complaint assert that the truck driver negligently failed to keep a proper lookout, failed to yield the right-of-way, failed to stop or swerve to avoid a collision, failed to keep his vehicle under proper control, failed to obey a traffic control device, in addition to, attempting to make a left-hand turn even though it was unsafe to do so.

As a result of their son’s death, the family seeks a judgment of more than $200,000 for loss of love, society, companionship, support, services and affection … plus additional costs and other relief the court deems just.

When an Illinois trucking accident takes the life of a loved result, the results can be catastrophic. During this time of mourning, families are often faced with severe and burdening medical and funeral expenses. Trucking accident litigation can provide beneficial aid to those whose lives have been turned upside down as a result of a negligent semi truck driver.

Every Chicago truck accident lawyer at Levin & Perconti maintains extensive experience handling any and all types of motor vehicle collisions, including those involving semi tractor-trailers. Recently, our attorneys obtained a $6.5 million settlement on behalf of the family of a 32-year-old Illinois woman who was killed at the hands of a negligent semi truck driver. During our thorough investigation, it was revealed that the semi truck driver was operating under the influence of marijuana, in addition to, an overloaded tractor-trailer.

If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in an Illinois trucking accident, please contact our Chicago accident attorneys to see what legal rights and relief may be available to you.