Corboy & Demetrio Obtains $9.6 Million for Family of Chicago Officer Killed in Police Chase
Corboy & Demetrio has obtained a settlement of $9.6 million in a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of the Estate of a Chicago police officer who was killed by a vehicle that was being chased by suburban police in 2014.
The officer was a 10-year veteran of the Chicago Police Department who was off-duty and close to his home when the vehicle being chased rammed into his car.
The lawsuit was filed against the suburban police department that was engaged in the chase and the police officer who was engaged in the pursuit. The lawsuit required Corboy & Demetrio to prove that the defendants were willful and wanton in chasing the car that caused the Chicago police officer’s death.
Corboy & Demetrio Partners Thomas A. Demetrio and Michael K. Demetrio represented the officer’s Estate, and the settlement was approved by Cook Co. Circuit Judge John Callahan, Jr. on Oct. 30, 2017 and by Judge Carolyn Quinn on Nov. 20, 2017.