MARKAM, Ill. –Bruce McIntosh 52, of Tinley Park, Ill. was awarded a $10 million judgment in Cook County Circuit Cook today against Rehmat Trucking Inc. from English Town, NJ and its driver for severe injuries he received when his car was broadsided by a Rehmat semi-tractor trailer. The accident occurred in the September, 2008 in Southern Illinois.
McIntosh was represented by Kenneth J. Allen & Associates in Valparaiso, Ind. Attorney Bryan L. Bradley, senior partner of the firm, said “This award is recognition of the life-threatening and life-changing injuries Mr. McIntosh suffered due to the negligence of the truck driver and his company. After running a stop-sign, the truck hit Mr. McIntosh’s vehicle with such force the impact propelled the car completely off the road.”
McIntosh suffered several herniated discs in his back and neck and has had to undergo several surgeries to repair the major damage to his spine. To date he has had seven surgeries.
Judge Robert Clifford ordered the judgment today against the driver and the trucking company.