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$137,000 Personal Injury High School Football Accident
Claimant, a football player for a local public high school, was practicing blocking drills. He was pushed backwards by a defender at the same time a schoolmate was driving a motorized cart on a path behind him. The claimant was struck by the cart, sustaining an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear in the right knee. The ACL is one of the most important of four strong ligaments connecting the bones of the knee joint. It is often injured.
In the lawsuit filed by Libertyville attorney Douglas Rallo, plaintiff claimed that the driver of the cart was negligent and guilty of “willful and wanton misconduct”. Plaintiff claimed that the school district was legally liable for the acts of its agent who drove the cart. The school district and operator of the cart argued that they were “immune” from liability. Illinois law provides numerous “immunities” (defenses) for public entitles (like school districts) which are difficult to overcome.
“Despite these strong defenses, we were able to settle the case for $137,000”, according to his lawyer, Douglas Rallo. Have questions about government entities or their legal immunities? Call attorney Douglas Rallo at 847-816-8780.