Adam J. Zayed of Zayed Law Offices negotiated a $2.75 million settlement on behalf of a 47-year old Chicago area woman just 2 days before trial was set to begin.
CHICAGO, Illinois (February 27, 2023) - Zayed Law Offices secured a $2.75 million settlement with representatives of 1-800-GOT-JUNK for injuries sustained by a client injured in a rear end crash.
The client, who has elected to stay anonymous, was driving west on 75th Street in Naperville on June 3rd, 2019 when the 1-800-GOT-JUNK truck approached from behind quickly and struck her vehicle causing her to lose control and strike a tree in the median. The client sustained aggravation to soft tissue injuries to her neck and back, along with injuries to her shoulder resulting in a rotator cuff repair. The client hired Zayed Law Offices within days of the crash, and at that point the team immediately began important investigative work by preserving evidence. After filing suit, we discovered that the driver of the 1-800-GOT-JUNK vehicle fell asleep at the wheel, and that the company’s business model involves hiring unskilled and relatively untrained drivers for low rates and with only regular Class D licenses. These drivers are then allowed to drive 16,000lb trucks which is the absolute ceiling for vehicles that can be driven without at least a Class C license.
Representatives of 1-800-GOT-JUNK denied liability throughout litigation, and even went as far as denying that the conduct of the driver who fell asleep was unsafe. The at fault driver himself maintained that he merely dozed but did not fall asleep.
“This is a great award for our client,” says Mr. Zayed. “She has been made whole in the eyes of the law.” Compliance is a key theme between clients and attorneys at Zayed Law Offices, and on this topic Mr. Zayed says: “this was a totally preventable crash precipitated by the foolish conduct of the defendant driver and the recalcitrance of 1-800-GOT-JUNK. We were able to secure this result for our client because she believed in the process, her physicians and in her attorneys.”
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