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Dhirajlal Ratanpara, of Hanover Park, was remembered fondly at the Daily Herald Printing Center in Schaumburg where he worked since 2010 after emigrating from India via England. Nicknamed DH by his co-workers, he worked tirelessly and moved between 200,000 to 300,000 lbs. of paper each day. His manager commented that he was so “happy-go-lucky” that no one knew he had such a grueling job.
The 57 year old was traveling home from work on the Elgin-O’Hare Expressway late on November 12 of 2012. Slick road conditions from the first wintery mix of the season caused him to get into a minor car accident. He was not alone in having an accident as a dozen of accidents and spinouts caused closures around the O’Hare Airport. Unfortunately, when he was out of the car and assessing the damage on an exit ramp, he was hit by car.
He is survived by his wife Mina and daughter Rima Koradia who live in the States and his son Ashit Ratanpara who still resides in India. Dhirajlal’s family was upset that the woman responsible for the death of their patriarch was not charged with any crime because it was ruled an accident.
They have decided to bring a lawsuit against Teresa Arroyo for her part in the accident. They are seeking $50,000 dollars for one count of wrongful death and another for the mental and physical suffering of Ratanpara up to his ultimate death. It is commonplace for families to seek restitution for the loss of their major breadwinner. If you have lost a loved one, a personal injury suit can ease the transition into a life without them. Contact an experienced personal injury lawyer in DuPage County today.
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