State Trooper Injured by Sleeping Truck Driver

Our client was working as an Illinois State Trooper helping to assist a broken-down vehicle when a truck driver who had driven longer than Federal Regulations permitted, fell asleep and struck our client. As a result of the collision, our client suffered significant burns over 60% of his body. The settlement was paid by the driver, the trucking company and the logistics company. The driver was negligent for falling asleep at the wheel. The trucking company and the logistics company were negligent for their role and complicity in permitting the driver to violate the Federal Trucking Regulations. The driver was also criminally prosecuted and received a 3-year sentence. Despite his injuries and significant permanent scarring and limitations, our brave client returned to work as an Illinois State Trooper.

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