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Estate of Man Killed in Crash Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit

Wrongful Death LawsuitThe estate of a man who was killed last year has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the driver of the vehicle that struck him.

On May 22, 2017, Joanne Hwa Lee, the special administrator of the estate of Tae J. Kwon, deceased, filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Janice K. Hamilton in Cook County Circuit Court. The lawsuit sought damages in excess of $50,000.00.

The legal matter arises from an incident that occurred on November 18, 2016. On that date, Mr. Kwon was riding his bicycle south on Kostner Avenue in north suburban Skokie when Ms. Hamilton allegedly struck him with a 2013 Chevrolet Equinox while making a left turn from eastbound Mulford Street.

Mr. Kwon died on December 30, more than a month after the collision. The lawsuit further alleges that the medical examiner’s autopsy found that his death from complications from injuries sustained in the incident at issue.


In the event of a person being fatally injured due to the misconduct of another individual or as a result of a dangerous or defective product malfunctioning, the families and heirs of the deceased may be eligible to file a wrongful death lawsuit against those who may have been responsible for the death.

With more than 2 BILLION dollars having been successfully recovered by our attorneys for our clients, the wrongful death lawyers at GWC Injury Lawyers can provide the experience and determination to fight for the justice that you deserve.

GWC Injury Lawyers prosecutes a wide variety of injury cases throughout Illinois, including those involving wrongful death, auto collisions, workers’ compensation, construction accidents, medical malpractice, and product liability. If you or your loved one has suffered a wrongful death or been injured, please contact our office for a free legal consultation to see if you may be eligible for financial compensation for your injuries.