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Romanucci & Blandin secures $1.5 million settlement for death of man struck and killed by garbage truck

February 8, 2023

CHICAGO (February 8, 2023) – Romanucci & Blandin, LLC announces the $1,500,000 settlement on behalf of the family of a man struck and killed by a garbage truck in September 2021. The settlement was secured by Partner Michael E. Holden. The 87-year-old man, survived by his two children, two grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren, was crossing the street during his morning walk in Spring Grove, Illinois when a garbage truck struck him and knocked him to the pavement, causing severe injuries. An ambulance arrived shortly after; however, the man was pronounced dead less than an hour later due to blunt force trauma of the chest and head.

The case was resolved in January by Partner Michael E. Holden.

“The tragedy of this very serious traffic collision is that it was completely preventable,” said Partner Michael E. Holden. “While nothing can bring back this loving great-grandfather, I am proud to have been able to bring accountability and some measure of justice to our clients’ lives.”

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About Romanucci & Blandin, LLC

Romanucci & Blandin is a Chicago-based national trial practice committed to fighting for victims of negligence, abuse and wrongful death. For 25 years, we have secured more than $850 million in verdicts and settlements for our clients - many for millions of dollars and others record-setting awards.  Our experience ranges from mass shootings, civil rights and police misconduct to medical malpractice, sexual abuse, motor vehicle accidents or workplace injury cases involving individual or institutional negligence. Romanucci & Blandin is a valuable legal resource to individuals and groups of people who have been injured by others’ wrongdoing. Referring attorneys and clients say several factors differentiate our firm: Our record of success, depth of experience, talented and dedicated legal team, tireless preparation and strategic use of communications to fight for the rights of those whose lives have been changed forever. We are different from other personal injury firms in that our work does not stop when a verdict or settlement is secured.  We are often inspired by our clients’ experiences and commit resources to create change in our communities. For more information about Romanucci & Blandin, please visit or call (312) 458-1000.

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