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$23.8 Million Awarded to Driver Paralyzed in Crash


This is a settlement for the Car Accidents (National) lawsuit.

Chicago, IL: The victim of an car accident has been awarded $23.8 million by the jury hearing his case. Andrzej Chraca was hit in 2004 by a man driving a Department of Transportaion utility truck. The truck collided with Chraca's SUV and Chraca sustained injuries that resulted in his becoming paralyzed.

Steven MIles, the driver of the utility truck, also sustained injuries and sued Chraca and his employer, United Woodworking, for vehicular negligence. The cases were consolidated and tried together. Chraca and Miles both claimed that they had the green light. However, the jury found Miles 95 percent negligent and Chraca 5 percent negligent. No negligence was found against United Woodworking. Chraca was awarded $25 million, which was reduced to $23.8 million.

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Published on Dec-21-10

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