Recently, Power Rogers & Smith attorneys
Joseph A. Power, Jr. and
Jonathan M. Thomas reached a settlement agreement with Flood Brothers Disposal Company for
$5,000,000 in a case involving a
garbage truck which struck and injured an 80 year-old unmarried woman. The Plaintiff
was in a crosswalk crossing Harlem Avenue at the intersection with Ontario
Avenue, in Oak Park, when the Flood Brothers garbage truck made a left
hand turn onto Harlem Avenue, failed to yield to the Plaintiff and
struck and ran over the Plaintiff.
The Plaintiff suffered multiple injuries, her most serious injury was a
degloving injury to her right leg which ultimately required a transfemoral
Due to the extensive injuries suffered by the 80 year old Plaintiff she
was unable to return to her home that she had lived at for many years
in the Oak Park community, as she has no surviving heirs, she was forced
to be admitted to a senior living facility and remains there today.
“This settlement will enable the Plaintiff to obtain the attention,
medical care, and therapy she now requires as a result of this tragic
occurrence,” said Joseph A. Power, founding partner of Power Rogers
The case had been pending since 2014 in front of the Honorable Moira Johnson
in the Circuit Court of Cook County.