Lee County, IL $ 1.725 Million Settlement


On November 9, 2010, Miguel and Teresa Viveros had set off from their home in Dixon, Illinois and were on their bicycles heading on the 12-mile route to their church in Sterling, Illinois. The Viveros were travelling westbound on Rock Island Road near the intersection of Apache Drive. Also travelling westbound behind the Viveros’ on Rock Island Road was an oversize 3-wheeled fertilizer spreader. The driver of the spreader continued westbound on the straight-away approaching Miguel and Teresa Viveros. At no time did he visualize them on the roadway due to the sun blinding him, therefore, failing to reduce his speed and avoid the imminent crash. As he passed Miguel and Teresa, the Terra-Gator he was operating struck them and the impact killed them. Dollar, Burns, Becker & Hershewe represented their heirs and recovered $1,725,000 for them.