Attorneys Evans & Sandler Secure $1.1M Settlement for ComEd Car Accident Claim

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On June 5th, 2017, our client was driving through Woodridge, Illinois when he was blindsided by a negligent Commonwealth Edison — or ComEd — driver. As our client approached the intersection of 87th Street and Woodward, the ComEd driver turned left against the instructions of the traffic signals. He swerved directly into our client, causing a violent car accident.

Our client suffered a left tibial plateau fracture in the collision, which required surgery to correct. He also suffered a right wrist fracture, which did not require surgery but still caused strong pain and debilitation. As a 60-year-old textbook salesman, our client was unable to immediately return to work due to the extent of his injuries.

Woodruff Johnson & Evans Law Offices Gets to Work

The injured driver came to Woodruff Johnson & Evans Law Offices for representation and assistance with their injury claim. Attorneys Dexter J. Evans and Steven M. Sandler — who are each highly experienced in car accident cases and Illinois liability laws — took the case. We knew how much was on the line for our client, so we prepared his claim for anything, including litigation.

ComEd argued again and again that its driver had the right-of-way due to a left green turn arrow. They accused our client of illegally running a red light at the time of the collision. Knowing our client could not have been so mistaken about what happened, Attorneys Evans and Sandler began their search for evidence to support our client’s claims. They were able to succeed, finding traffic information and statements that proved the ComEd driver had caused the collision.

In light of our law firm’s comprehensive and convincing argument, ComEd conceded. We were able to secure a $1.1 million settlement for our client. From all of us at Woodruff Johnson & Evans Law Offices, we are proud of this case result and hope the settlement helps our client rest and recuperate without worrying about their finances all the while.

Do you need a Chicago car accident lawyer for a case of your own? Contact us at any time to arrange a free consultation with our law firm. We look forward to seeing how we can assist you.


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