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Jury Awards $2.5 Million To Victim Struck By Runaway SUV

LevinFedCourt.jpg A Chicago jury recently awarded $2.5 million to a car salesman who was severely injured at an auto auction. The victim was attending the auction when a runaway sports utility vehicle struck him, causing severe injuries to his back and legs. The victim’s attorneys argued that the SUV driver failed to “take reasonable actions to bring the vehicle safely to a stop and avoid striking” the victim. Due to his extensive injuries, the victim has been unable to return to work and is supervised by a team of medical experts to manage his injuries.

The SUV driver injured fourteen others at the auction and the jury found the driver to be grossly negligent. As part of their case, the victim’s attorneys purchased the same SUV and reconstructed the accident from “every conceivable angle” for the jury in order to prove that the SUV driver’s negligent actions injured their client. The night before the commencement of trial, the SUV driver’s attorneys proffered a settlement offer and admitted liability for the accident because the victim’s attorneys were able to prove that it was driver error and not mechanical error that caused the accident.

Chicago Personal Injury Firm Secures $2.5 Million Verdict for Runaway Car at Auto Auction, www.yahoonews.com August 16, 2012.


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