On September 3, 2015, Judy was driving her children in her minivan westbound on Route 38 in Kane County on her way to drop her oldest son off at his high school when she stopped for a school bus that was picking-up a young child in the eastbound lane and was rear ended by a teen driver who failed to stop for the school bus. Sadly, Judy suffered injuries to her neck and shoulder, requiring extensive physical therapy and shoulder surgery.
The defendant disputed liability, alleging that Judy made a sudden and abrupt stop prior to the school bus fully activating its stop sign, and also claimed her shoulder surgery was unrelated to the crash. Based on the defendant’s groundless allegations, the defendant’s first settlement offer was well below Judy’s medical expenses.
Trial attorneys Craig D. Brown and Thomas M. Connelly provided vigorous advocacy to disprove defendant’s frivolous allegations of comparative negligence and obtained favorable deposition testimony from Judy’s treating physicians.
“Ultimately, the defense changed their position, and we were able to negotiate a very fair settlement that compensated Judy for her injuries,” said Craig Brown.
The entire Meyers & Flowers team worked closely with Judy to ensure that her personal injury case was approached with compassion while she continued to receive medical treatment for her injuries.
“My experience working with Meyers & Flowers was relieving because I could tell they had my best interests at heart. They were able to turn a negative situation into a very positive experience. Craig and Tom were fantastic! Craig was very comforting and reassuring. Tom answered all my questions and if he didn’t have the answer, he made sure to find it right away. They were excellent communicators, giving me great updates on what was going on and being on top of everything. They really made a difference, and I am so grateful for that,” said Judy.
If you or a family member have been involved in a car crash or trucking accident, please contact the Meyers & Flowers team of trial attorneys at [email protected] , 877-221-2511, or online to request a free case evaluation.