$3.45 Million Federal District Court Settlement for Family Injured in Interstate Crash
Federal District Court Judge Martin Ashman approved a settlement of $3.45 million for family members who were seriously injured when a truck rear-ended their car on Interstate 55. The Charvat family, which included the father, the mother, their three daughters, and a cousin, was driving to Pekin, Illinois, to celebrate Thanksgiving with their family. Due to an earlier crash on Interstate 55, they were stopped in traffic when a tractor-trailer truck, traveling at 57 miles per hour, rear-ended the Charvats' car. All the family members sustained injuries including two brain injuries, fractures of the ribs, pelvis, clavicle, femur, ankle, jaw and teeth and lacerations requiring surgery and rehabilitation.