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$2 Million for Plaintiff Injured in Collision With Semi: Truck Driver Ran Red Light

September 18, 2008

At approximately 9:30 a.m. on August 23, 2006, a collision occurred between a southbound semitruck and an eastbound Chevrolet Trailblazer at the intersection of I-394 and Steger Road in Crete, Illinois. Rapoport Weisberg & Sims P.C. attorneys David Rapoport and Paul Richter reached a $2 million settlement with the trucking company on behalf of the plaintiff in this case. With expert witness reconstruction Rapoport Weisberg & Sims P.C. established that the semitruck driver failed to slow for a yellow light, and entered the intersection on a red light at 55-56 mph, smashing into the Trailblazer. The semitruck crash resulted in serious injuries to the plaintiff including a left-sided orbital fracture, multiple rib fractures, pelvic fractures and permanent leg shortening. Fortunately the plaintiff recovered well from her injuries.

Rapoport Weisberg & Sims P.C. is a personal injury law firm based in Chicago, Illinois. The personal injury attorneys at Rapoport Weisberg & Sims P.C. have achieved multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements for individuals with lawsuits arising from medical malpractice, product liability, semitruck and motor vehicle accidents, workplace injuries and construction accidents in Illinois and Wisconsin. Rapoport Weisberg & Sims P.C.’s premier aviation negligence lawyers represent victims of commercial and general aviation disasters nationwide.

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