An Illinois man has received a settlement amount of over $10 million in connection with a trucking accident lawsuit. The trucking accident occurred a couple of years ago in Southern Illinois and the victim filed a lawsuit after his car was sideswiped by a truck after the truck driver ran a stop sign. According to The Chicago Sun Times, the victim suffered many ongoing medical problems that have and will continue to create problems for him. The accident caused the man to have herniated discs in both his back and neck and have caused him to need multiple surgeries on his spine.
Victims of accidents are often entitled to compensation that goes beyond the cost of medical bills, and often includes money for lost wages and other compensation to try to best make the victim as whole as possible again in every aspect of their life. This victim suffered spinal injuries which may have left him unable to work and with other severe and permanent medical issues that may leave him in constant pain and require constant attention. Given the amount of this settlement and what drivers can be found liable for when they are found to have acted negligently on the road, it is crucial to always remember how important it is to follow traffic signals and paying attention while driving. To read more about this trucking accident settlement, click on this link.