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Attorney Zane Cagle

Posted on February 22nd, 2009,
by Zane Cagle

Bloomington, Illinois Family Receives over $75,000 in Wrongful Death Suit

Posted on February 22nd, 2009 by Zane Cagle

Two years after the death of their son, an Illinois plaintiff received a settlement for $76,781 in a wrongful death suit against the parties involved in a fatal car crash that took their son’s life.

The accident occurred in March 2007 when the victim was killed while riding with a friend, who was street racing with one of the co-defendants. During the race, the car collided with another vehicle, killing the plaintiff’s son and critically injuring another passenger.

According to the defendants’ testimony decided to race after drinking at a bar in Bloomington.

In the suit, the family named the three drivers as defendants, believing their actions directly lead to the victim’s death. The bar was also named under Illinois’ dram shop law that holds a bar responsible for selling alcohol to someone who later causes an accident. The plaintiffs alleged the bar sold alcohol to all three of the other defendants.

The other passenger injured in the auto crash, has a separate settlement against the same four defendants.

If you have been injured or lost a loved one in an auto accident where the other driver or drivers may have been negligent, you may be entitled to a legal claim against them, especially if he or she was reckless, negligent or under the influence of drugs/alcohol. Contact our offices today and speak with one of our St Louis personal injury lawyers in order to begin building your case. At Page Cagle, we handle cases in both Missouri and Illinois and are available 24/7 for a free consultation. Call Zane T. Cagle at (314) 276-1681 for a free consultation.