Romanucci & Blandin, LLC, Successful in Settling Case for $1,365,000 Against City of Chicago

Sep 10, 2012, 17:26 ET from Romanucci & Blandin, LLC

CHICAGO, Sept. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Successful negotiations between attorneys at Romanucci & Blandin, LLC and the City of Chicago has resulted in a settlement of $1,365,000 for a car accident victim, William Kurtz, in a case that involved alleged police misconduct on the part of two Chicago police officers who engaged in a high-speed pursuit of a drunk driver on Kedzie Avenue. The drunk driver ultimately crashed into Kurtz's vehicle, causing seriously bodily harm, and permanent disability and disfigurement.

In William Kurtz v. City of Chicago and Pablo Mendoza (Case No. 2009L012762), Romanucci & Blandin attorneys settled a case on behalf of their client William Kurtz, whose injuries they claimed will result in a diminished earning capacity. Cook County Judge Ed Washington signed the order for dismissal on September 7, 2012.

On October 3, 2009, the plaintiff was driving on Kedzie Avenue when his car was struck by a car driven by Pablo Mendoza, who was drunk and fleeing from Chicago police officers in a high-speed chase. The lawsuit alleged that the police officers chasing Mendoza acted recklessly and that they improperly engaged in a pursuit when the volume of traffic made it unsafe.

"We alleged that the police officers in pursuit should have been stopped by their application of the balance test and that they ignored commands to stop the pursuit," said Antonio M.  Romanucci, a partner at Romanucci & Blandin.

Romanucci & Blandin, considered one of Illinois' top plaintiff's personal injury and civil trial practice law firms, represents individuals and their families in catastrophic personal injury matters, wrongful death and workers' compensation cases. The firm has won more than $200 million in verdicts and settlements on behalf of their clients. Further information is available at or by calling (312) 458-1000.

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