Wrongful Death Attorney Gets $3 Million Settlement for Family of Woman Killed at Intersection Which Had a Missing Stop Sign
By Dean I. Weitzman, Esq. on November 30th, 2018
The family of a 32-year-old Illinois woman who was killed in 2013 in a car crash when her vehicle collided with another car at an intersection where a stop sign was missing has reached a $3 million settlement in the case.
The victim, Sarah Kamp, who was pregnant and a language arts teacher at Polo High School in Stephenson County, Ill., at the time of the crash, had just driven through the intersection of Montague and Rock City roads near German Valley when the other car struck her, according to a recent story in the Rockford Register Star. The stop sign that was usually there had blown down in a strong storm the night before. Kamp was not familiar with the intersection, the story reported.
Kamp was on her way to a prenatal checkup for her second child just after 7 a.m. on May 20, 2013, when the fatal crash occurred, according to a story by SaukValley.com. Her husband, Jason Kamp, filed a wrongful death lawsuit after the crash, alleging that a resident reported the sign being torn away earlier that morning to local authorities but an emergency dispatcher forgot about the call and did not notify a repair crew or emergency workers about the hazard.
The settlement was paid to the family by Stephenson County, according to the reports.
“This lawsuit was the result of a terrible tragedy, and I’m sure that the ongoing litigation was painful for the family of Sarah Kamp and her unborn child,” Stephenson County State’s Attorney Carl Larson said in a statement. “I am very sorry for their loss, and this sentiment is shared by everyone within Stephenson County Government. I’m glad the matter could be settled short of trial, and I hope the closing of this chapter will help bring the Kamp family closer to peace in this matter.”
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