Tomasik Kotin Kasserman Files Lawsuit for the Death of a Young Man Killed in Cab Crash

Chicago, IL (December 2019)

Tomasik Kotin Kasserman this week filed two lawsuits against Flash Cab and another driver on behalf of the Estate of Hans Monroy, a 33 year old man who was killed in October as a result of a Flash Cab making an improper left turn and a speeding Ford Mustang that collided with the cab, and on behalf of Michael Smith, a passenger also in the cab, who sustained serious injuries.

Partner, Timothy S. Tomasik, filed the lawsuits in the Law Division of the Cook County Circuit Court on behalf of Michael Smith and Christian Monroy (appointed as Personal Representative of the Estate of Hans Monroy). Hans Monroy and Michael Smith were passengers in the Flash Cab which was traveling southbound in the 100 block of North Wacker when the cab made a dangerous left turn across oncoming traffic. The cab was violently struck by a speeding Ford Mustang heading northbound and tragically killed Hans Monroy. Smith suffered severe injuries and was hospitalized at Stroger Hospital.

Hans Monroy had just moved into an apartment in Streeterville in order to be close to his new job at a start up logistics company. Michael Smith was staying in town on business at the time of this tragic unnecessary crash.

Monroy grew up in the southwest suburb of Burbank. He is survived by his mother and two brothers. “The tragic death of this young man was avoidable and totally unnecessary” said Timothy S. Tomasik, partner at Tomasik Kotin Kasserman, a recognized personal injury and wrongful death law firm. “Cab drivers are held to the highest duty of care, which means that they are required under law to be more careful than the rest of the drivers on the road. Michael Smith was fortunate to survive this violent crash and should never have been needlessly endangered by the reckless cab driver and driver of the speeding car. The taxi business in Chicago is failing to provide safe well trained drivers, and is becoming as dangerous as the rideshare industry.”

For further information, please contact Timothy S. Tomasik at (312) 605-8800.

About Tomasik Kotin Kasserman

Tomasik Kotin Kasserman has extensive experience litigating high profile cases, including a $25.9 million verdict against Yellow Cab in 2015, after a passenger was severely brain injured after a crash that occurred while exiting the highway. Tomasik Kotin Kasserman obtained a $7.5 million verdict against a trucking company for the negligent operation of a semitrailer rig that killed a city worker on the southside, and recently a $10 million verdict against Rush University Hospital for the wrongful death of a patient.

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