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Illinois Wrongful Death Lawsuit Ends with $5 Million Settlement

A deadly truck crash that spurred an Illinois wrongful death lawsuit had recently been settled, according to reports by My Web Times.

The family of the victim filed the Chicago truck accident lawsuit after a December 2009 crash at the intersection of Route 23 and Route 17 near Streator. The victim was traveling north on Route 23 when he came upon the intersection. A semi-trailer owned by OSF St. Francis Healthcare Systems was traveling east on Route 17 at the same time. Unfortunately the driver of the semi failed to stop at the intersection as required.

The result was a catastrophic-them usual outcome when a speeding semi-truck crashes into an unsuspecting vehicle. The car driver was killed in the wreck.

Following the crash, the victim’s wife and three children filed suit against the negligent driver and the hospital that employed him to drive the large semi-trailer. They hired Chicago injury lawyers who were able to help negotiate a settlement for the family totaling $5 million.

Our Chicago truck accident attorneys firmly believe in the right of all victims to seek recourse following these deadly accidents. There is never any excuse for negligent driving that literally destroys lives. It is also imperative that investigators fully consider the role that the owners of the company had in allowing the act to occur. The justice systems is specifically designed to help sort out the details of the accident to best understand the role played by each party and the changes that need to be implemented to ensure future crashes are avoided. Be sure to contact our Chicago injury attorneys to help if you find yourself in a similar situation.

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