JULY 30, 2007
CHUBB GROUP INSURANCE ) Appeal from the Circuit
COMPANIES, as Subrogee of ) Court of Cook County.
Caliber Auto Transport, )
) No. 05 M1 16931
) The Honorable
JOSE CARRIZALEZ, ) Moira S. Johnson,
) Judge Presiding.
JUSTICE GARCIA delivered the opinion of the court.
On December 5, 2003, a vehicle driven by the defendant, Jose
Carrizalez, struck a van driven by Eric Matthews. Matthews was
driving a van while in the scope of his employment that belonged
to his employer, Caliber Auto Transport. At the time of the
accident, the plaintiff, Chubb Group Insurance Companies, had a
policy of workers' compensation insurance with Caliber Auto.
Matthews allegedly suffered personal injuries in the
accident. Pursuant to the Workers' Compensation Act (Act) (820
ILCS 305/1 et seq. (West 2004)), the plaintiff paid medical bills