City of Chicago Settles Case for $6.25 Million, Involving a Pedestrian Injured by a Drunk City Worker

pGavelAndKeysAndDrink_6342526_sRichard Chang sustained brain damage when a drunk City worker struck him, as he walked upon a Gold Coast sidewalk on a Saturday afternoon. The City of Chicago recently agreed to settle his personal injury case, in the amount of $6.25 million. While seven people were injured on May 21, 2011, Mr. Chang suffered the worst of those injuries, when Dwight Washington’s Ford F-150 pick-up truck jumped a curb and hit him and other nearby pedestrians.

At the time of the accident, Mr. Washington was working as a laborer for the City of Chicago, Department of Streets and Sanitation. It was later discovered that Mr. Washington had a blood-alcohol level of more than twice the legal limit and that Mr. Washington had an open bottle of brandy on the seat next to him, as he operated his vehicle. While Mr. Chang’s case has come to a conclusion, there remain four pending lawsuits that were filed by other pedestrians who were injured in that accident, which the City of Chicago has yet to resolve.

If you need a car accident lawyer, call the law firm of Cary J. Wintroub & Associates at 312-726-1021, to learn how we can help you!

For more information concerning this story see:

http://www.suntimes.com/16929628-761/city-to-pay-625-million-to-pedestrian-hit-by-drunk-city-worker.html

Share Button

FREE E-BOOKS

  • WHY HIRE AN ATTORNEY?

    Answers to common questions about hirirng an attorney.

    GET FREE E-BOOK

  • Do I Have A Case?

    Answers to common questions about hirirng an attorney.

    GET FREE E-BOOK

Memberships and Awards

AREAS WE SERVE IN ILLINOIS AND THE SURROUNDING COUNTIES
Cook County, DuPage County, Kane County, Lake County, McHenry County, Will County, Kankakee County, Alsip, Aurora, Berwyn, Blue Island, Bolingbrook, Bridgeview, Buffalo Grove, Burbank, Calumet City, Carpentersville, Chicago Heights, Chicago, Cicero, Country Club Hills, Countryside, Des Plaines, Elgin, Evanston, Fox Lake, Frankfort, Grayslake, Gurnee, Harvey, Hickory Hills, Joliet, Lake Zurich, Lemont, Lockport, Markham, Matteson, Maywood, McCook, Melrose Park, Mokena, Monee, Morton Grove, Mount Prospect, Niles, Norridge, Northlake, Oak Forest, Oak Lawn, Oak Park, Olympia Fields, Orland Park, Palatine, Palos Heights, Palos Hills, Palos Park, Park Forest, Park Ridge, Plainfield, River Forest, River Grove, Rolling Meadows, Roselle, Round Lake, Schaumburg, Schiller Park, Skokie, Streamwood, Summit, Tinley Park, Vernon Hills, Westcheseter, Western Springs, Wheeling, Willow Springs.
Menu