Chicago Reaches $6.25 Million Settlement with Pedestrian in DUI Crash

The city reached a $6.25 million settlement with a pedestrian injured by Dwight Washington, a Chicago Streets and Sanitation worker, who drove his city vehicle into a crowd in May 2011. Washington was employed by the city of Chicago to collect debris and empty garbage cans at the time of the incident. His city truck reportedly jumped the curb in the Viagra Triangle area and ran into a crowd of pedestrians, resulting in injuries to seven individuals. Richard Chang suffered the most severe injuries including brain damage, requiring him to relearn to walk and talk.

Police found a bottle of brandy in the seat of the vehicle. Tests revealed a BAC over twice the legal limit. Washington was charged with felony aggravated DUI, transportation of alcohol and failure to reduce speed. Questions inevitably arose as to why his supervisors allowed him to get behind the wheel. Additional lawsuits are pending against Washington and the city.

Pedestrian Struck By Drunk Chicago Streets And San Worker Receives $6.25 Million Settlement From City, www.chicagoist.com, December 10, 2012

Client Reviews
★★★★★
I wanted to let you know that I finally got my license back today. I want to thank you guys from the bottom of my heart. You did an amazing job and helped another person turn their life around. I will forever be indebted. Rest assured that I will refer anybody that I hear is in trouble to you guys. Thank you again. All the best.
★★★★★
I want to extend my sincere gratitude for the success in getting my charges reduced. It has been a rather traumatic experience for me. Though I try to keep an optimistic outlook, it didn't seem possible. But you guys pulled it off and I couldn't be more grateful. This has been a great weight lifted off my shoulders. D.F.
★★★★★
I would like to take this time to thank you for a job well done. I received my full reinstatement documents today for full driving privileges. This took me by surprise. I did not expect to see the results this fast. I just want to say that I am blessed to have a very good lawyer like yourself to guide me through the process... I am very grateful. You're the best. Thanks again. G.B.
★★★★★
My special thanks for your help, guidance, and support during a most difficult time. You came recommended as "the best" and you lived up to your reputation! I wish you a lovely holiday season and a new year of challenges overcome, new joys experienced, and much fulfillment realized. All good thoughts your way. S.S.
★★★★★
I am very grateful for your work and representation. Although it is difficult for me to truly express my gratitude through e-mail, I hope you can still understand how thankful I am that we were able to dismiss my case on the first court date. I am very pleased with the outcome. Again, thank you very much for your time. Please enjoy the rest of your week. D.K.
Justia Lawyer Rating for Brandon K. Davis
Featured In
Contact Information