Posted On: February 28, 2011 by Steven J. Malman

$5M Illinois Semi-Truck Settlement Reached Between Hospital Corporation and Attorney’s Estate

The estate of Richard J. “Dick” Berry has settled its Illinois truck crash case with OSF Saint Francis Inc. for $5 million. Berry was killed on December 2009 in a two-auto collision at routes 23 and 17 close to Streator.

The deadly Illinois semi-truck accident happened when truck driver David A. deFrance did not stop at a stop sign. The large truck he was driving then struck Berry’s car. OSF Saint Francis Inc. owns the semi-truck that deFrance was driving.

Although nothing can ever compensate you for the loss of a loved one, obtaining Illinois wrongful death recovery can assuage some of the costs and damages while allowing you to hold the negligent party liable. It doesn’t matter whether the liable party is held responsible in criminal court. Your civil case would be completely separate in terms of the legal process and its outcome.

Coping with the death of a loved one is never easy. In addition to the absence of that person in from life and all that is lost along with that—companionship, a life together, loss of a mother, father, son, or daughter—there also may be financial losses, such as those of income, benefits, retirement funds, etc., that your family member would have earned if his/her life had not been cut off so abruptly.

There are specific steps and strategies that can be employed when filing for recovery in a Chicago truck crash.

Lawyer's estate settles $5 million lawsuit, News Tribune, February 25, 2011

Related Web Resources:
OSF Saint Francis Inc.

The Truck Safety Coalition

More Chicago Truck Accident Lawyer Blogs:
Tractor-Trailer Accident Lawsuit Says FMCSA Violation by Trucker Contributed to Man’s Wrongful Death, Chicago Truck Accident Lawyer, December 3, 2010

$6.5 Million Illinois Tractor-Trailer Accident Settlement Goes to Family of Woman Killed on Halloween 2008, Chicago Truck Accident Lawyer Blog, November 16, 2010

Illinois Tow Truck Lawsuit Seeks Damages for Wrongful Death of Man and His Son, Chicago Truck Accident Lawyer Blog, October 15, 2010

An experienced Chicago truck crash law firm can help you account for all your losses and damages and help you pursue your financial recovery.

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