The negligent driver’s insurance company agreed to tender their driver’s policy limits of $250,000.00 as soon as they received the documentation we provided. As soon as possible thereafter, we made a court appearance required by the Illinois Wrongful Death Act and presented our client’s Petition for Court Approval of the Settlement in the amount of the $250,000.00 policy limits of insurance. The Court saw that all documents were in accordance with Illinois law and granted the Petition. We then obtained our client’s money for her.
Train conductor suffered from neck and back injuries as well as post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) resulting from his freight train's collision with a semi-tractor trailer that drove around the crossing gates. The railroad attorneys at Lipkin & Higgins filed suit. Ultimately the matter was resolved in a mediation settlement for $730,000.