CTA Bus and Semi-Truck Collide

CTA Bus and Semi-Truck Collide

Verdict: $363,853

Date: January 2011

County: Cook

PLTF Medical: Dr. Charles Slack (Orthopedist) and Dr. Harold T. Pye (Industrial/Occupational Medicine)

DEF Experts: Dr. Terence Lichtor (Neurosurgeon) and Thomas A. Grzesik (Vocational Rehabilitation)

Summary: Right front bumper of bus was clipped by a semi-tractor-trailer while the bus was turning left. The semi, coming from the other direction, was also turning left but from the center straight only lane. Plaintiff sustained herniated disc at L4-5 requiring a lumbar laminectomy and leaving her with permanent work restrictions. Defense admitted negligence but contested the nature and extent of Plaintiffs injuries.

Category: Car Accidents, Low Back Injuries, Trucking Accident

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