Danville, Illinois Wrongful Death Suit Results in Almost $1.5 Million
Posted on March 16th, 2009 by Zane Cagle
This week, a Chicago wrongful death attorney settled a suit regarding a semi-truck collision that killed a Danville, Illinois woman for $1,495,000.
The victim died in August of 2004 when a semi-tractor trailer collided with her vehicle at an intersection. The truck driver failed to yield to a non-reflective stop sign the city placed in the intersection after a severe thunderstorm knocked out the traffic lights.
Witnesses said that the victim had come to a complete stop, and after proceeding through the intersection, was hit by the semi. She died from the force of the impact.
The suit named the city, the semi-truck company and the driver as defendants in the case. The victim’s attorney stated that the city bore some responsibility because the stop sign was in the wrong spot in the street and was non-reflective, which posed a direct risk to drivers passing through the intersection. He also claimed that since the driver was familiar with that intersection, he should have known to stop.
Due to the size and weight of semis, auto accidents involving big trucks often have severe consequences. If you or a loved one was injured or killed in a semi collision, the lawyers at Page Cagle in St. Louis can help. We handle personal injury and wrongful death cases all over Illinois and Missouri, ensuring that our clients receive the most compensation possible. Contact Zane T. Cagle at 1(314) 276-1681 today for a free consultation.