A woman lies unconscious in a Chicago alley at night time. A Chicago Police Department car driven by an on-duty officer came along in the alley, and ran her over. She suffered numerous fractures.
Does Illinois Statute Protect
On November 19, 2003, Mr. and Mrs. Janota were killed in a car accident. The individual liable for the accident was uninsured. The executor of the Janota Estate filed a claim against State Farm for $250,000, and when State Farm agreed to pay the estate only $100,000, filed suit against State Farm seeking to reform the Janota insurance policy to $250,000 for uninsured benefits.
A woman in her 40s , was struck in the leg by a 2 wheel hand truck. Woman was eventually diagnosed with complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), a condition marked by severe, unrelenting pain. The jury returned a verdict of $10 million. In a post trial motion Defendant asked the Court to reduce the award.
Uninsured Motorist Coverage (UM) applies when a driver causing an accident does not have liability insurance, despite state law requiring all drivers to have this, or runs away following an accident and cannot be found.
In this case an attendee of Chicago's Lollapalooza music festival slipped and fell on a rainy afternoon while exiting the concert, sustaining serious injuries. The plaintiff alleged that the festival sponsor negligently failed to abide by its responsibilities in many ways: failure to have sufficient lighting around exits, failure to place mats over slippery areas, failure to manage the crowd, failure to provide safe means of exiting the Park, and/or failure to cancel the festival. Let's examine this:
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