W.L. v. Chicago Transit Authority

Joseph R. Curcio

Case Conclusion Date:March 13, 2002

Practice Area:Personal Injury

Outcome:$1,067,310.83 Verdict

Description:Plaintiff was operating his motor vehicle on an on-ramp while attempting to merge onto the Bishop Ford expressway when he collided with a disabled CTA bus that had attempted to pull over to the shoulder of the road but did so with a portion of the bus remaining in the lane of travel. At the time of the occurrence, it was dark in the area of the crash and the bus driver failed to turn on its hazard lights or place flares or other warnings at the rear of the bus to warn drivers of its presence. As a result of the crash, Plaintiff sustained a fractured knee and dislocated hip requiring his hospitalization and multiple surgeries.