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Truck vs. Auto Accidents

Sixty-four year old female driving a passenger automobile on an Illinois interstate, was struck from behind at a high rate of speed by a semi-truck tractor, causing the passenger vehicle to spin 180 degrees before being pushed off the highway down an embankment.Injuries to the female included multiple fractures of the ribs, thoracic and lumbar spine, and left humerus; disc bulges; extensive soft tissue damage; ruptured breast implant; lacerations to the head and face; and a laceration to the left scapula. No surgeries were required. The driver of the truck and the trucking company settled the case for $375,000.00.


Motorcycle Accidents

Forty-six year old male driving a 2010 Harley Davidson Motorcycle on a public roadway was struck by a passenger vehicle making a left-hand turn into a convenience store parking lot. The force of the collision caused the driver of the motorcycle to be thrown from the bike onto the hard pavement. Injuries to the male included aches and pains to the entire body, with specific injury to the right knee and left ankle, requiring surgery. The insurance company for the driver of the automobile settled the case for policy limits of $100,000.00.


Passenger Vehicle Accidents

Fifty-one year old male driver of a passenger automobile, while stopped at a traffic light, was rear ended at a moderate rate of speed by another passenger vehicle. The male driver of the stopped vehicle suffered injuries to his back, shoulders, and neck. The insurance company for the at-fault drive settled the case for policy limits of $25,000.00.

Twenty-seven year old female driver was rear ended at a traffic light by another passenger vehicle. Injuries were limited to soft tissue and moderate muscle strain in the neck and back region. The female driver was pregnant at the time of the accident, but the pregnancy was not affected. The insurance company for the at-fault driver settled the claim for $6,000.00.

Fifty-one year old male driver and his twenty-five year old male front seat passenger were injured when the vehicle they were driving in was struck by an oncoming motorist who disregarded a red traffic light at a busy intersection. Injuries to both the driver and passenger included soft tissue and muscle strain, with no broken bones – although the passenger did suffer minor scarring from a laceration caused from the collision. The insurance company for the at-fault driver settled the claims of both the driver and the passenger, in the combined amount of $18,054.81.


Slip and Fall Accidents

Fifty-eight year old male slipped and fell on a wet ceramic tiled floor while walking to the restroom at a local restaurant. Fifty-eight year old male slipped and fell on a wet ceramic tiled floor while walking to the restroom at a local restaurant. Injuries included aches and pains to the entire body, especially the back and head, and also an injured knee requiring physical therapy. No surgeries were required. Liability was disputed, but the insurance company for the restaurant settled the claim on behalf of the property owner for $21,586.20.

Twenty-three year old female slipped and fell on a wet floor at a popular night club in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. The female suffered injury and moderate bruising to her eye and face when she hit her head on the counter as she fell. No surgeries or broken bones, but bruising and pain lasted for several weeks. The insurance company for the night club settled the disputed claim for $7,500.00.


* Please Note: The above cases are provided as examples only. Every case is different, and results cannot be guaranteed.

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