$1,000,000 Settlement – Car Accident
A $1 million settlement was reached in a motor vehicle collision case in Grundy County, IL on behalf of our plaintiff, a woman in her 30s, who was rear-ended in July of 2018 and sustained cervical disc herniations from C3 – C6 and underwent a three-level disc replacement surgery on her back more than one year after the collision. The defendant driver, who had been driving his employer’s vehicle, fled the scene of the crash and removed from that vehicle a decal with the logo of his company, NHA Transport. The investigation revealed that the driver had previously been cited for using an electronic device while operating a motor vehicle in 2014; driving with a revoked/suspended license on four occasions in the 1990s; driving without valid license twice in the 1990s; and failing to use a turn signal in 1994. The lawsuit included counts against NHA Transport for willful and wanton hiring, retention, an entrustment of the vehicle on these bases as well as the basis that the vehicle had a company logo on it.