Car Accident Lawyer
$375,000 Auto Accident Settlement
In this case, our 56 year old claimant was driving southbound on Skokie Valley Road in Highland Park, slowing down to turn right into a gas station. She was rear-ended by the defendant. “In order to recover damages in an auto accident negligence case, the claimant must prove that the injuries were ‘proximately caused’ by the accident”, according to her attorney Douglas Rallo. If an accident victim had pre-existing medical problems which were “aggravated, exacerbated, accelerated, or worsened” as a result of the occurrence, this constitutes proximate cause under the law. In this case, claimant had pre-existing neck and shoulder problems, which were aggravated and worsened as a result of the collision.
“Claimant’s pre-accident medical problems raised an issue as to whether the jury would find ‘proximate cause’. Despite this obstacle, we were able to secure a $375,000 settlement.” For questions or comments, please contact attorney Douglas Rallo.