Posted On: June 18, 2010 by Steven J. Malman

Man Settles Illinois Tractor-Trailer Accident Lawsuit for $3 Million

Christian Henninger has settled his Illinois truck accident lawsuit for $3 million. Henninger says that he sustained serious injuries, including broken vertebrae and liver and spleen lacerations, on June 23, 2008 when he was hit by a semi-truck driven by Mark D. Boehm on Interstate 80 close to Utica.

Killed in the Illinois tractor-trailer crash was William B. Waite Jr., a tow truck company owner who, along with Henninger, was assisting a disabled tractor-trailer. Henninger worked for Waite at the time. His family has sued Boehm and Double D Express for his wrongful death. That Illinois semi-truck accident lawsuit is still pending.

Police say that Boehm has told them that he was switching radio channels when the Illinois truck accident happened. He has been found guilty of failure to yield to an emergency vehicle and improper lane change.

Distracted Driving
Fiddling with the car radio, scrolling through an iPod in search of the right song, surfing the Internet on a PDA, watching movies on a laptop, reading a newspaper, text messaging, and talking on a cell phones are activities that should not be done while someone is operating any vehicle—but especially a large truck. Distracted driving takes the motorist’s eyes and concentration off the road. In many cases, at least one of the driver’s hands ends up off the steering wheel, which can make it challenging for the driver to maintain/regain control of his/her vehicle during a Chicago truck accident.

Man succeeds in $3 million suit against Double D, truck driver, News Tribune, June 16, 2010

Settlement in fatal crash suit, My Web Times, June 15, 2010

Tow driver killed on I-80 roadside, PJStar, June 24, 2008

Related Web Resources:

Fatality Analysis Reporting System

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Distracted Driving, NSC

You and your loved ones may be able to obtain Chicago, Illinois truck accident compensation from a negligent truck driver and his/her trucking company.

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