$3,800,000 Settlement – Auto Collision
A female plaintiff suffered life-changing spinal injuries when her car was rear-ended by a worker driving home in a company vehicle on I-294 South in the Chicago area. That worker had a history of DUI, a previously suspended license, moving violations and collisions. The west suburban company that employed the at-fault driver was aware of his dangerous driving history but looked the other way when it hired him and entrusted him with a commercial vehicle containing heavy equipment that weighed nearly 8,000 pounds. The plaintiff endured multiple spine surgeries in the years that followed and the insertion of a permanent spinal cord stimulator into her back to help manage her chronic pain.