Corboy & Demetrio Obtains $1.6M for School Crossing Guard Struck by Day Care Bus

The Chicago law firm of Corboy & Demetrio has secured a $1.6 million settlement on behalf of a school crossing guard who was hit while standing in front of an Illinois elementary school.

Online PR News – 27-December-2013 –The Chicago law firm of Corboy & Demetrio has obtained a $1.6 million settlement on behalf of a school crossing guard who was struck in the head by the mirror of a bus owned by the national day care center, La Petite Academy.

The crossing guard, 46-year-old Dale Strzyz, was working for the Village of Grayslake Police Department as a Community Service Officer directing traffic when she was struck on Nov. 29, 2011.

Although she will never regain her prior state of health, these settlement funds will allow Ms. Strzyz some peace of mind that she can care for herself and continue to provide for her family.

Corboy & Demetrio lawyer Michelle M. Kohut, who represented Strzyz, said, “Ms. Strzyz enjoyed working as a community service officer; however, due to her post concussive symptoms, she can never return to this kind of active line of work.”

Strzyz was directing traffic on Route 120 in front of Prairieview School in Hainesville when the mirror of the bus struck her, causing her to fall forward and strike her head on the pavement. She was wearing a yellow traffic safety vest and her squad car was parked on the painted median with emergency lights activated, according to those on the scene. Strzyz was also holding a flashlight with an orange cone attached. She suffered a concussion, facial fractures and a left wrist fracture.

“Although she will never regain her prior state of health, these settlement funds will allow Ms. Strzyz some peace of mind that she can care for herself and continue to provide for her family,” Kohut added.

Case info: Dale M. Strzyz v. La Petite Academy, Mary M. Moore and Learning Care Group, Inc., No. 12L301, 19th Judicial Circuit Court, Lake County, IL. Dismissal Order entered by Judge Thomas M. Schippers on Dec. 3, 2013.

About Corboy & Demetrio

Corboy & Demetrio is one of the nation’s premier law firms. It represents individuals and their families in serious personal injury and wrongful death cases and is renowned for its achievements in the courtroom and for its contributions to the community. The rights and concerns of its clients are at the core of Corboy & Demetrio’s practice. That commitment, dedication, compassion and relentless drive have resulted in exceptional service and exceptional results for its clients. The Chicago law firm has acquired more than $3 billion in settlements and verdicts and has attained almost 600 settlements and verdicts in excess of $1 million. To contact Michelle Kohut or any other Chicago personal injury lawyer at our firm, call 312-346-3191 or toll free at 800-356-3191. We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. For more information about our law firm go to corboydemetrio.com.

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