City Of Evanston, Illinois Approves $4.75 Million Settlement In Personal Injury Lawsuit.

Any time someone drives a motor vehicle, they risk being involved in an accident no matter how cautious they are. There always is a possibility that another driver is on their phone texting, calling, tweeting, or by some other means distracted, leaving all other nearby motorists in danger due to their negligence.  If you are involved in an auto accident and suffer serious bodily injuries, you may be entitled to just and fair compensations for those injuries. Please contact one of our expert personal injury lawyers here at our Boston, Massachusetts law firm. Our attorneys will work tirelessly and efficiently on your case to see that you are justly and fairly compensated. 

The Evanston, Illinois Aldermen have approved a $4.75 million settlement after a city employee driving a garbage truck struck a woman’s SUV in October 2016. The payout was finally approved during the December 2017 City Council meeting. Katea Yakhnis, 33 years-old, from Skokie, Illinois, filed a personal injury lawsuit on October 24, 2016, in Cook County, Illinois Circuit Court. According to the lawsuit, the collision caused Ms. Yakhnis to suffer severe and permanent injuries and damages to her health and body, and will suffer losses in the future due to being prevented from following her usual course of affairs and the expenditure of large sums of money for medical treatment.

Ms. Yakhnis sustained heavy nerve damage and has undergone five surgeries. She still goes to physical therapy, and hasn’t been able to return to her jobs as a home care worker and as a cashier at Haven Middle School in Evanston, Illinois. Under terms of the agreement, approved by the City Council, Evanston’s excess liability insurer will pay Ms. Yakhnis $3.5 million and the city will pay her up to $1.25 million.

If you or someone you love has been injured in a truck or car accident, you should call one of our Boston, Massachusetts truck accident injury attorney specialists or an expert car accident lawyer to learn what types of relief you may be entitled to. Here, at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates, our personal injury lawyer experts are waiting to take your call 24/7 at 617-787-3700 or email us at Call now. Your needs are our top priority!

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