Man awarded $1.2 million for Chicago spinal cord injury

On behalf of Romanucci & Blandin, LLC posted in Spinal Cord Injuries on Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Spinal cord injuries can take many forms, but they usually all involve a small amount of bleeding and bruising around the spinal cord. This can prevent the nerves in the spinal cord from functioning properly, and as a result, signals that travel to and from the body to the brain can be impaired. Spinal cord injuries can have an adverse effect on all areas of a person’s life, making even simple tasks difficult.

A 59-year-old man who suffered a spinal cord injury as a result of an collision between a beer truck and a fire truck was recently awarded a settlement of $1.2 milllion by the Chicago City Council. The money is to cover the man’s medical expenses in the decade since the accident. These expenses include the cost of two surgeries on his back and a spinal cord stimulator for pain management.

Although the accident occurred in 2003, the man claims that to this day he still deals with depression and pain as a result of the collision. A truck belonging to the Chicago Fire Department hit the back of the man’s vehicle, causing his spinal cord injury. Although he has undergone multiple surgeries, he has not been able to return to work.

The man’s lawsuit helped him get the money he deserved for his medical bills. If you or someone you know has been in a similar accident or been the victim of a spinal cord injury, it may be beneficial to seek the advice of a lawyer so that you can receive proper compensation for your injuries.

Source: Chicago Tribune, “City Council approves $4.1 million settlement of Chicago police misconduct case,” Hal Dardick, Feb. 13, 2013