$1.4 Million Settlement Secured by Commitment to Going to Trial

$1.4 Million

C. v Niechiol-Hooks

Our client was driving from O’Hare Airport to Indiana to care for his ailing father and was stopped in traffic on southbound Interstate 294 when the defendant, traveling too fast for the conditions, slammed into the back of his car. The impact pushed our client’s car under the semi-trailer truck in front of him, and he sustained a closed head injury, concussion and other injuries. The defense admitted liability two weeks prior to trial but contested the extent of the injuries. We rejected the suggested minimal settlement and went to trial; on the day of jury selection, defense counsel made a settlement offer, and the case settled post-trial.