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Woman Injured by Driver on Cell Phone Sues


On April 4, 2009, Lois Poole was stopped in traffic on Harlem Avenue at Lexington Avenue in Oak Park, Illinois. Ryan Haggerty, while driving a vehicle owned by his family’s auto dealership, Jerry Haggerty Chevrolet, Inc., failed to stop his vehicle in time and slammed into the rear of Poole’s car. On February 18, 2009, Cavanagh Law Group filed a lawsuit in the Circuit Court of Cook County. The case is titled Lois Poole v. Ryan W. Haggerty, et al., No 10 L 2141. The lawsuit alleges that the defendant failed to keep a lookout and was using a cell phone at the time of the crash. This marks the fifteenth lawsuit filed by Cavanagh Law Group because a driver was using a cell phone while driving. Lois now suffers from a disc injury in her lumbar spine which will likely require surgery to repair.

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