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


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.


I would recommend him to any one

Mr. Jay Johnson handle my case very fast. I would recommend him to any one. He kept in contact with me and kept me updated with every thing that was going on. Thank you again Woodruff Johnson and Evans for your help.

D. Fitts

Highly Recommended

Steve Sandler did an awesome job for me. His dogged determination resulted in an even better outcome than I expected. Plus, he’s super nice, accessible, and a good communicator. Highly recommended.

M. Charles

Russell Haugen went above and beyond!

After being in a terrible car accident my attorney, Russell Haugen went above and beyond to getting me my compensation. I’m really satisfied with his work and it was all done in a reasonable amount of time. He also did an amazing job in explaining in detail his plans and cleared any questions I had […]


I will not hesitate to recommend your services to others.

Casey, It was a genuine pleasure to have your firm work on my case. Your professionalism in this matter was great. You listened to my concerns and helped me move forward from a previous firm that was not representing my best interest. I will not hesitate to recommend your services to others.


Sending a big thank you!

Steve, Sending a big thank you! After all that time and hassle, you were finally able to get justice for me. I can’t even tell me how good that makes me feel, nor can I adequately express my appreciation. Way to go, Steve!


I was very satisfied with the results!

I was referred to Woodruff Johnson & Evans by a friend who had used them in the past. Everyone I had contact with was so kind and polite. My lawyer, Jay Johnson, explained the process to me so that I understood what was happening with my case. He was very patient, keeping me informed and […]


I was very happy with the outcome of my case!

A friend referred me to Woodruff Johnson & Evans. Attorney Jay Johnson explained the process so that I understood what was going on with my case. He was responsive to my situation and kept me informed as my case progressed. Jay did great. He knows what he is doing. I was very happy with the […]


I will definitely recommend them!

I was injured in an auto accident and Dexter Evans handled my case. He was awesome. I will definitely recommend them to friends and family.


They always keep in touch & are quick to respond.

I want to thank attorney Jon Walker for all his work on my worker’s comp case. He explains everything in detail to you so you understand. Always kept in touch, you didn’t have to wait for long to get a response back. I highly recommend attorney Jon Walker.


I had an awesome experience with Dexter Evans!

I was recently injured in an auto accident and Dexter Evans handled my case. He is the best. Awesome experience. Definitely would recommend to anyone!

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