$40 Million Record-Setting Verdict in Car-Truck Collision
In a record-setting verdict in Cook County Circuit Court, a jury awarded $40 million to a Palos Hills, Illinois, woman and her husband. The woman suffered massive brain damage when her car was struck by a semi-tractor trailer that had crossed the median. Her husband was driving and she was a passenger. The jury awarded $34 million in compensatory damages for the woman's injuries and a record $6 million for her husband’s loss of consortium.