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Jury Awards Multimillion Dollar Verdict in Garbage Truck Accident Case

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At McNabola & Associates, LLC, we believe in fighting tirelessly for our clients' rights, and our recent triumph demonstrates our unwavering dedication to justice. We are thrilled to announce a significant victory in a recent case where we represented a client who suffered not one but two car accidents in a single day.

On April 12, 2021, our client was navigating the streets of Chicago when their life was suddenly turned upside down. A routine drive on West Addison Street took a harrowing turn when another driver, attempting a U-turn, collided with our client's vehicle. As if that weren't enough, while our client was discussing the initial accident on the roadside, a city garbage truck slammed into their car from behind, compounding the trauma and injuries.

The aftermath of these accidents left our client with severe injuries, including debilitating rotator cuff tears in her shoulders and a herniated cervical disc, which necessitated extensive medical interventions such as surgeries, rehabilitation, and ongoing medications. The situation's complexity made it challenging to determine which collision caused which injuries, underscoring the need for thoughtful and meticulous legal representation.

Our team filed a lawsuit against both the City of Chicago and against the negligent driver. We argued vehemently that both parties failed to exercise caution and prevent these avoidable accidents. Our client only had approximately $225,000.00 in medical bills and our settlement demand was $1,000,000.00 before trial. Because the defendants refused to pay this amount and only offered $500,000.00, we presented the case to a jury. Our relentless advocacy paid off when the jury delivered a resounding verdict, awarding our client $9.7 million in damages in the case against the city. Additionally, the claim with the other driver was settled for the policy limits of $50,000.00.

This landmark verdict not only provides our client with the financial compensation they rightfully deserve but also sends a powerful message about accountability and safety on our roads. We are committed to standing up for the rights of injured victims and holding negligent parties accountable for their actions.

If you or a loved one has been injured due to someone else's negligence, don't wait another moment to seek the legal representation you deserve. Contact McNabola & Associates, LLC today at (312) 888-8700 for a confidential consultation. We serve the people of Chicago.

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