Chicago, Client Results, Firm News, Johnson & Bell, Transportation

Shear Steers Client Clear of Hit and Run Claim

May 2, 2017

Johnson & Bell Shareholder, Steven M. Shear, obtained a defense verdict in Federal Court before Judge Gettleman.  The case involved a bicyclist who claimed she was side swiped when a truck driver and the trailer he was towing swerved into her lane of travel.  Shear’s client was not aware of the contact between his trailer and the bicycle, and he continued to travel three miles to his destination where he was ultimately questioned by police.  Plaintiff tried to frame the case as a hit and run.  The jury took approximately two hours to deliberate, delivering a defense verdict in favor of Shear’s client.  Paralegal Sinead O’Donoghue assisted Shear at trial.

Related Items of Interest:

Hearn Secures Positive Outcome in Trucking Accident

Conforti Defends Waste Removal Trucking Company

About Johnson & Bell

Clients rely on Johnson & Bell to defend their interests in court.  Since 1975, we have developed a reputation for providing legal counsel that accomplishes our clients’ business objectives. Building on a track record of success handling major catastrophic personal injury cases, Johnson & Bell continues to represent numerous clients across a broad array of business concerns. We work with clients to mediate, settle or litigate their business issues.  In addition, our lawyers represent clients in a wide range of commercial transactions and commercial litigation in both State and Federal court, locally and throughout the country.

View All Insights

Stay Connected

Join our e-newsletter for the latest
from Johnson & Bell.

Related Attorney(s)

Related Industry Sector(s)

Johnson & Bell

33 West Monroe Street
Suite 2700
Chicago, Illinois
© 2022 Johnson & Bell, Ltd. All Rights Reserved.