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Corboy & Demetrio Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit against Two Illinois Trucking Companies

The Chicago law firm of Corboy & Demetrio has obtained a protective order over evidence in the death of Donald Lundberg who was killed by a truck in Elwood, IL.

CHICAGO, IL, USA, July 9, 2014 / -- Last week, the Chicago law firm of Corboy & Demetrio filed a wrongful death lawsuit in the death of a 51-year-old Vicksburg, Michigan man who was killed when a semi-tractor ran a red light and slammed into his car in Elwood, Illinois on May 30, 2014. On Tuesday, Cook County Circuit Court Judge John H. Ehrlich entered a protective order over the evidence, including preserving the tractor, its black box data, and all records pertaining to the driver.

The victim, Donald W. Lundberg, an aeronautical engineer, was traveling home to Michigan from his job in Illinois for the birth of his grandchild. The collision happened at the intersection of Arsenal and Baseline Roads, an area known for heavy truck traffic because of its close proximity to the CenterPoint Intermodal Center, which holds itself out as the nation’s largest inland port.

The lawsuit names as defendants the semi-tractor’s driver, Siefeddin M. Khattab, and the two Cook County, Illinois companies responsible for the ownership and operation of the semi-tractor, U.S. National Freight System, Inc., based in Tinley Park, and Transtar Express LLC, based in Elk Grove Village.

"The traumatic and untimely death of this devoted husband, loving father, and doting grandfather was made all the more tragic by the fact that it was entirely preventable," said Corboy & Demetrio Partner Daniel S. Kirschner who is representing the Lundberg family. Kirschner added, "The negligent operation of this semi-tractor amounted to 20,000 pounds of carelessness upon our roadway, which resulted in the innocent loss of this vital human being."

Kirschner explained, "This lawsuit was filed to force those who are responsible for this tragedy to answer one simple question: 'why?', and to prevent another family from suffering this same unthinkable fate. In addition to investigating the safety record of this driver and these two trucking companies, we will be seeking compensation for this family’s substantial loss from the liability insurance carriers for these companies."

Kirschner said, "It was necessary today to seek this protective order to preserve the evidence and prevent its loss or destruction." In addition to his wife, Renea, Donald Lundberg left behind four children and two grandchildren.

Case #: 2014L6775, Renea Lundberg, Special Administrator of the Estate of Donald W. Lundberg, deceased v. Siefeddin M. Khattab, US National Freight System, Inc., and Transtar Express LLC., filed in Cook County Circuit Court, Illinois on 6-26-14.

About Corboy & Demetrio
Corboy & Demetrio is one of the nation’s premier law firms. The personal injury law firm 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 Dan Kirschner, Tom Demetrio or another Chicago personal injury lawyer at the 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

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Helen Lucaitis
Corboy & Demetrio
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