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Case Number: 1:21-cv-01462
Judge: Sara L. Ellis
Court: United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois (Cook County)
Defendant's Attorney: Joseph S. Davidson, Meganne Trela, W. Anthony Andrews
Description: Chicago, Illinois personal injury truck wreck lawyers represented Plaintiff who sued Defendant on an auto negligence theory.
"Illinois personal injury law is a complex set of rules that govern who is liable for injuries caused by the negligence of others. The law is designed to compensate victims for their losses, including medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and property damage.
To be successful in a personal injury lawsuit in Illinois, you must prove that the other party was negligent, that their negligence caused your injuries, and that you suffered actual damages as a result.
Negligence is defined as a failure to exercise the degree of care that a reasonable person would have exercised in the same situation. This means that the other party must have known or should have known that their actions could have caused harm, and they must have failed to take steps to prevent the harm from happening.
To prove that the other party's negligence caused your injuries, you must show that there was a direct causal link between their actions and your injuries. This means that your injuries would not have happened if the other party had not been negligent.
Finally, you must prove that you suffered actual damages as a result of your injuries. This includes medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and property damage.
Illinois Comparative Negligence
Illinois is a modified comparative negligence state. This means that if you are found to be partially at fault for your own injuries, your damages will be reduced by your percentage of fault. For example, if you are found to be 20% at fault for your injuries, your damages will be reduced by 20%.
The Statute of Limitations
In Illinois, you have two years from the date of your injury to file a personal injury lawsuit. If you do not file your lawsuit within two years, you may be barred from recovering any damages.
It is important to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney to discuss your case and learn more about your legal options.
Outcome: Settled for an undisclosed sum and dismissed with prejudice.