Chicago – 26.03.09 – Two families those were the victims of the Plainfield truck crash have now received a $24 million death claim verdict in their favor.
The two families of Will County filed lawsuit against the errant truck driver who crashed his truck into a line of cars that were placed on Interstate Highway 55 near Plainfield. In result two persons were killed and another was injured seriously.
Families concerned filed lawsuits in the Will County court. They claimed that the accident was the result of negligence on part of the driver of the truck. They also accused the freight broker who engaged the driver. The accident occurred on a fateful day of April 2004. The details were reported in Chicago Tribune at that point of time.
“This is considered one of the highest civil jury verdicts in Will County over the last 50 years”, reported one of the leading journals in the State.
“Both parties in this case are responsible for the deaths and injuries to the drivers as well as the passengers hit by the truck”, claimed the personal injury lawyer for the families affected. “This has resulted in irreparable loss and damage to the families and the persons responsible should pay for it”, the argued further.
Accepting the arguments, the court came down heavily on the freight contractor C.H.Robinson of Minnesota and De An Henry, the Truck Drvier from Utah. The juries held them responsible for the death of 66 year old Joseph Sperl of Naperville and 42 year old Thomas Sanders from Seneca and also for the injuries sustained by 35 year old William Taluc from Aurora. In result they came up with the momentous decision awarding $24 million in favor of the victimized families against the broker and the driver.