Lawsuit Filed After Trucking Accident Results in Amputation

Earlier this week, our Illinois truck accident attorneys read a news article detailing a lawsuit that has been filed on behalf of a 9-year-old boy who lost his leg is a tragic garbage truck accident last year. According to the report, posted on, reveals that the accident in question transpired on November 17, 2011, when the young boy was riding his skateboard on a public sidewalk when he collided into a trash truck that was in the process of making a three-point turn around.

As a result of the devastating collision, the 9-year-old required immediate amputation of his left leg, in addition to, sustaining other debilitating injuries. Due to injuries sustained, our Chicago truck accident lawyers learned that the young boy required over 100 days of hospitalization at a local children’s hospital. The civil lawsuit was filed on behalf of the young boy by his parents shortly thereafter on March 21. The lawsuit names both the garbage truck driver, as well as, the city of San Diego as defendants in the lawsuit.

Court papers allege that the 9-year-old’s family has lost the ability to earn income as a direct result of their son’s accident. They are also seeking unspecified damages for past and future medical expenses. A Chicago truck accident attorney at our firm read that the lawsuit alleges that the garbage truck driver operated negligently and that the city of San Diego acted negligent in its hiring, training, as well as, supervision of the defendant truck driver.

When motor vehicle accidents result in the harm of a young child, the subsequent effects can take a huge toll on families – both emotionally and financially. When these types of accidents transpire, it is often extremely beneficial to seek legal aid as soon as possible. Our accident attorneys in Chicago have extensively handled cases of negligence quite similar to the one previously mentioned and have helped families obtain compensation for their increasing medical expenses, lost wages, as well as, physical and emotional pain and suffering.

Recently, our attorneys at Levin & Perconti obtained a $10 million settlement on behalf of an 8-year-old Chicago boy lost his leg in a tragic fire truck accident on the South Side. The accident transpired as the young boy was playing in an open fire hydrant on the 4th of July when a fire truck responding to a call struck the boy with its front bumper. In an unfortunate turn of events, the boy was subsequently run over by the truck’s back tires. The settlement aiding in covering the young boy’s past and future medical expenses, as well as, special prosthetic devices he will need for the rest of his life.

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