An Illinois trucking accident lawsuit has been filed as a result of a tragic fatal semi truck accident that transpired last year – ultimately resulting in the death of a Channahon woman. SunTimes.com reports that the wrongful death lawsuit has been filed on behalf of the 44-year-old Illinois woman’s family. The accident in question occurred when the accident victim was traveling west on U.S. 6 in Channahon on May 10, 2011, when a semi tractor-trailer struck her motor vehicle on Bell Road and forced it into a traffic pole.
A Chicago truck accident lawyer at our firm learned that the 44-year-old driver was pronounced dead at the crash scene. It was reported that two of the woman’s children were also traveling in the motor vehicle with her and also sustained injuries as a result of the accident. According to court papers, the wrongful death lawsuit names the truck driver, as well as, his employer as defendants.
Additionally, the truck accident lawsuit names the town of Channahon as a defendant because the pole that pinned the driver’s side of the accident victim’s vehicle did not collapse. It is noted that if the pole was collapsible – it would have lessened the force of the crash. According to Will County records, the defendant truck driver was not ticketed immediately after the accident. The wrongful death lawsuit seeks more than $1 million in damages.
Any Chicago truck accident attorney will tell you that accidents involving large commercial vehicle accidents tend to be substantially more severe in terms of damages and it is important to obtain experienced accident attorneys to help handle your claim. Since 1992, our attorneys at Levin & Perconti have expertly handled numerous wrongful death claims for victims of all types of motor vehicle accidents and ensure that our clients are properly compensated for their injuries and losses.
Recently, our lawyers obtained a $6.5 million settlement on behalf of 32 year-old Huntley woman who was fatally injured when a semi tractor-trailer rear ended the passenger vehicle which was also transporting both her husband and young son. The settlement was also a $4.7 million record Kane County wrongful death settlement when it was revealed that the defendant truck driver was operating under the influence of marijuana, in addition to, an overloaded semi tractor-trailer.
If you have been injured or have lost a loved one in an Illinois trucking accident, please contact an accident lawyer in Chicago to see what legal rights may be available to you.