The family of a severely injured father and son has filed an Illinois personal injury lawsuit against a negligent trucking company and driver, according to reports by the Journal Standard.
The truck crash occurred early last month in Stephenson County on Illinois Route 75. The father and son were traveling along Illinois Route 75 near Farm School Road when a semi-trailer owned by Schneider National Carriers was headed in the opposite direction on the same road. According to the suit, the truck driver was traveling far too fast for the snowy and icy weather conditions. The driver was unable to control the large machine. The semi-trailer ended up crossing the double-yellow line, jack-knifing, and slamming into the vehicle carrying the father and son.
The injuries following the Illinois truck crash were substantial. Both victims were rushed to a local hospital. The father’s injuries were particularly severe-he suffered significant brain trauma. A month and a half later he has only recently been released from intensive care, has undergone extensive surgeries, and is hoping to begin rehabilitation work. Needless to say, the medical bills have been significant and are mounting.
The company has acknowledged their role in the injury, explaining “we recognize our responsibilities in this accident…we hope to be able to work with the family through their representatives to appropriately further assist them.”
Our Chicago injury attorneys at Levin & Perconti are proud to work on behalf of victims like the family members injured here. All too often those negligent individuals and companies fail to adequately compensate the victims of their misconduct for their losses. So many families are then unable to marshal the necessary resources to pay for medical bills, lost wages, and other losses. If you find yourself in that situation, please contact our Chicago injury lawyers to learn about how we can help you achieve justice.
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