The family of a student who was killed after being struck by a city leaf collection truck has filed a legal notice, a precursor to a potential lawsuit, with the city. A Chicago truck accident lawyer in our office read on SheboyganPress.com that legal action has not been officially sought, given that the accident is still currently under investigation. The decision whether or not to seek legal action will not be made by the family until the completion of the official accident investigation, as well as, a third-party investigation. The state statute requires that an individual that pursues legal action against a city must first file a notice of circumstances within 120 day of the accident – which the family has done.
The accident in question transpired in late November when the 18 year-old accident victim was crossing a city roadway when he was struck was a city public works truck traveling northbound. The victim was subsequently pronounced shortly after arriving at an area hospital. The driver of the city truck remained unharmed. State Police, who are currently conducting the crash investigation, have released no information as to why the accident victim and the city worker did not see each other before collision – given that there were no parked cars and/or other objects in the area that would have affected either driver’s visibility.
Having represented hundreds of victims of negligence, our Chicago accident lawyers know first-hand the devastating effects that these types of motor vehicle accidents can have on its victims, as well as, their family members. Recently, our attorneys obtained a $10 million settlement on behalf of an 8 year-old Chicago boy who received devastating injuries after being struck by a City of Chicago Fire Truck. The accident occurred when the fire truck’s front bumper hit the boy who subsequently fell under the truck, causing the back tire to roll over him. The accident caused the young boy to remain hospitalized for two months undergoing numerous operations, including the amputations of his leg to the hip.
When an accident victims sustains severe harm as a result of the negligence of another, our accident lawyers in Chicago ensure that our clients receive compensation to cover the immense and increasing amount of medical bills – both present and future. If you have been injured in an Illinois trucking accident or have lost a loved one at the hands of a negligent driver, please contact our attorneys at Levin & Perconti to see what legal rights, representation, and relief may be available to you.