A male semi-truck driver suffered from multiple herniated cervical discs when he was rear-ended in a Multi-vehicle trucking accident. The case settled for $1,550,000.00 shortly before going to trial.
A man and his wife were driving home from a barbeque with friends when a young food delivery driver made an illegal u-turn in front of them causing a catastrophic crash, resulting in severe injuries to the husband and fatal injuries to his wife. Our firm recovered the full insurance policy limits from the delivery driver’s auto insurance. The restaurant’s commercial liability insurance filed a separate lawsuit to dispute any coverage for the accident. Our firm fought them and won, and eventually recovered the full insurance policy limits from that insurance company as well.
A male construction worker fell from negligently erected scaffolding, resulting in lumbar spine injuries to plaintiff requiring surgery. The case settled for $1,200,000.00 early on in the litigation process.
A man (driver) and his pregnant wife (passenger) were driving home when they were involved in a multi-vehicle trucking accident resulting in injuries to both of them and also resulting in the premature birth and wrongful death of their child. The Defendant contested liability and denied that the accident was related to the premature birth. After taking the key doctor depositions, the liable Defendant’s insurance paid the maximum limits of the policy of $1,000,000.00.
A woman was having a diagnostic CT scan in a Chicagoland Hospital with IV contrast. Following the exam, she became light headed and dizzy (a known side effect of the IV contrast). Upon leaving the exam she fainted and collapsed, sustaining multiple fractures to the left hand. Our firm alleged that the hospital should have either held her for observation until the side effects subsided or escorted her safely out of the exam. The Defendant hospital denied any liability and only offered $75,000.00 to settle the case. At trial, our firm won a verdict of $842,340.00.
A male driver was heading home from work when he was suddenly struck by a City of Chicago squad car in pursuit of a perpetrator. He sustained multiple injuries to his back and knees. After initially denying liability, we conducted thorough depositions of the Chicago officers involved leading to a settlement of $750,000.00.
A male bicyclist was riding home from work in the evening when he was hit by vehicle and thrown onto the pavement, resulting in broken leg that required two surgical procedures. The at-fault driver had only $20,000.00 of insurance and an uninsured motorist claim was filed with the bicyclists own insurance company who attempted to deny any coverage. Our firm was successful in a separate lawsuit against that insurance company any ultimately recovered a $750,000.00 settlement.
A man was riding his bicycle home from a church event in the Elgin area when he struck a pothole formed in poorly maintained railroad tracks and was thrown from the bicycle landing on the pavement and resulting in severe neck injuries. Our Office filed a lawsuit against the Railroad Company for negligently maintaining the crossing. The Railroad Company initially denied any liability and blamed our client for not paying attention. After thorough discovery of all of the Railroad documents related to the crossing and taking depositions of their key employees, the Railroad Company settled for $550,000.00.
A woman went into have surgery on her spine and the doctor inadvertently removed the wrong disc, resulting in the need for subsequent corrective surgery. The case settled for $550,000.00 before trial.
A construction worker for a subcontractor on a job-site fell off scaffolding that was negligently erected by another sub-contractor on the job. He landed on his outstretched arms resulting in bilateral wrist fractures. We sued the general contractor and subcontractor who erected the scaffolding, both of which blamed the injured worker for not taking proper precautions. During discovery, we were able to establish that the general contractor and subcontractor failed to abide by standard safety practices and allowed the scaffolding to be put up in an unsafe manner, resulting in a $475,000.00 settlement.
A woman was leaving a cemetery on the Northwest side of Chicago after visiting the graves of her parents when she slipped and fell on the sidewalk landing on her outstretched left arm and resulting in serious wrist fractures requiring multiple surgeries. An investigation of the scene showed that the Defendant cemetery had been discharging its sump pump out onto the sidewalk resulting in the formation of slippery algae. The defendants denied that this condition caused our client to fall, accused her of “over-treating” for her injuries and protested that her surgeon was too expensive. After winning key pre-trial motions, this case settled for $465,000.00, just after picking a jury.
A City of Chicago garbage truck driver was rear-ended by slow-moving vehicle in dumping facility and sustained herniated disc requiring back surgery. The Defendant denied liability and the case went to trial where we won a verdict of $375,000.00.
A young man was driving home from a fishing trip with friends when his Jeep was struck by a semi-tractor trailer at high speed. As a result, he sustained a left rotator cuff tear requiring surgical repair, glass embedded in the skin that required surgical removal and permanent scarring.
Driver of Jeep was struck by a sem-tractor trailer at high speed and sustained a left rotator cuff tear requiring surgical repair, scarring and embedded glass with deridement.
A male driver of vehicle was side-swiped by semi-truck driver with multiple impacts, causing his knees to hit the dash-board resulting in a torn medical meniscus (knee injury) requiring surgical repair.
A female elementary school teacher was helping prepare refreshments for children for an after-school event when she slipped and fell on a recently mopped bathroom in the teacher’s lounge landing on her knee and resulting in a lateral meniscus tear requiring surgical repair. A lawsuit was filed against the janitorial company alleging that the janitor on duty failed to post any signs or warnings that the floor was wet. The Defendant denied liability and claimed their employee did post the proper signs for a wet floor. After conducting a thorough investigation and getting statements from other people present at the time of the occurrence, we were able to win a verdict of over $310,000.00, well over the amount offered in settlement by the Defendant.
A Railroad worker was electrocuted by faulty wiring while working on the electrical and plumbing system of a railcar sustaining multiple injuries, including neurological damage. The Railroad disputed the extent of the injuries and blamed our client for the injury, alleging he was not being careful while performing the work. After conducting a thorough investigation, we were able to determine that the faulty wiring was a result of the Railroad’s negligence and the Railroad settled for $275,000.00.
A subcontracted roofer on a job fell off the roof due to unsecured work area and sustained a fractured wrist and carpal tunnel syndrome requiring surgery. The Defendant insurance company denied any wrongdoing and blamed the roofer for not securing his own work area. By doing a thorough investigation right away and getting statements from other people on the job, we were able to establish that the general contractor was responsible for creating the unsecured work area, leading to a successful settlement of $215,000.00.
A female customer slipped and fell in the service area of a car dealership while having work done on her car, sustaining a fractured tibia. The car dealership blamed the fall on our client for not paying attention and denied liability. The case settled before trial after key testimony from employees of the dealership who testified that water had been collecting in the area of the fall for a while and management had been notified about concerns of the dangerous condition but did not correct the problem.
A young boy slipped and fell onto a remnant piece of a fence steel post that was buried and hidden within the grass of a property, resulting in layers of skin being torn from right leg.
A female passenger in automobile accident sustained laceration to her face and lower back disc bulge that did not require surgery.