A woman on a near west side sidewalk was dragged for 60 feet after being struck by a truck. She has settled her suit for $35 million dollars.
The plaintiff, now 24, was carrying groceries home when a semitrailer heading north on South Ashland Avenue made a tight right turn onto West Roosevelt Road. The truck struck her, dragging her for 60 feet until a nearby security guard came to her aid.
She suffered pelvic injuries, her right ankle was crushed and both her legs were disfigured.
The settlement came seven days into a trial before a Cook County Circuit Court Judge and was settled directly by the insurance carriers.
Attorneys for the plaintiff credited an Evidence Video production with aiding the case.
“Clifford Law has used Evidence Video for more than 20 years . In cases where our clients survived major injuries like an explosion or trucking accident, it helps focus on the damages through depicting the loss of quality of life and its effects on the family. Evidence Video is able to do this in a professional way that helps families achieve the justice they deserve.”
Attorneys for Plaintiff: Robert A. Clifford, Kevin P. Durkin, and associate Tracy A. Brammeier, Clifford Law Offices, P.C.