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Chicago Personal Injury Lawsuit : A Case Study


This case involved a semi-trailer truck striking a pedestrian in a parking lot. A lawsuit was filed against the trucking company for personal injury, past present and future loss of normal life, past present and future pain and suffering, disfigurement, loss of wages as well as past, present, and future medical.

The plaintiff came to The Horwitz Law Group to file a lawsuit against the trucking company whose driver ran her over in a parking lot as she was standing in front of her semi-trailer truck waiting for her co-driver to exit the cab of the semi. The plaintiff was standing approximately 3 feet in front of her semi when the defendant entered the parking lot at an excessive speed and ran into her causing her to be thrown forward. As the plaintiff fell back, her foot was run over by the truck and two of her toes were spontaneously amputated. Later, she lost the three remaining toes on her left foot and also had to undergo skin grafting. The plaintiff has been unable to return to work because of the pain she is experiencing as well as the depression is due to her injuries.


This case took nearly FOUR years to conclude. Depositions were taken throughout the United States over a four year period of time. This was due to the fact that the plaintiff lived in Arizona and had treatment in Arizona, Illinois and California. Four experts were hired by the plaintiff (life care planner, economist, vocational rehabilitation and a liability expert) the defense countered with the same number of experts.

There was a large workman’s compensation lien that had to be reduced as well as a Medicare lien that had to be worked out before settlement could be concluded.



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Case Results


for a young lady who was run over by a private waste hauling company while crossing the street.


for a client injured in a 2005 Metra train derailment case.


for a client whose family was killed by a street sweeper that ran a red light.


for a premises liability accident resulting in below the knee amputation.


for a woman who was hit by a car while crossing the street.


for a client who was injured on the CTA red line train.


for a client who had lawyers at another law firm trying to settle the accident case for only $60,000.


for a client who was crushed between two cars nearly severing off her leg.


for a client whose son was accidentally run over by her husband as he backed out of their driveway.

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