RECENT CIVIL CASES
The following outlines recent results achieved on behalf of our clients:
$1.175 MILLION Settlement for a 56 year old sheet metal worker who sustained a closed head injury when he fell from roof due to improper fall protection. The plaintiff was required to undergo neck surgery and has a permanent disability as a result of the injuries. The case settled just prior to trial.
$1.3 MILLION settlement for three victims of a casino tour bus that rolled over causing several deaths and injuries. A husband who suffered a broken leg and a wife who suffered a broken wrist both survived the catastrophic occurrence.
$980 THOUSAND Settlement for a 41 year old laborer who broke his leg when the strap on a 1000 lbs. parcel of cinder broke and fell on him. In addition, a $400 Thousand workers compensation lien was waived by the employer. The case was settled through mediation on the eve of jury trial.
$1.25 MILLION (Policy Limits) for a Florida bicyclist who sustained a fractured neck when he was struck by a trailer, pulled by a landscaping truck. The plaintiff was required to undergo neck surgery and has a permanent disability as a result of the injuries. The case settled prior to the filing of a lawsuit.
$1 MILLION Settlement for a twenty month old child who was burned when she fell into hot coals, dumped by off-duty Chicago Police officers after a park picnic. The child sustained burns on her feet and lower limbs, requiring skin grafts. The case settled after a week of trial, despite the contention by the City of Chicago that they were not responsible for the off-duty police officers who discarded the coals.
$10 MILLION Judgment for the estate of an elderly woman who sustained multiple internal injuries after her automobile was struck by a drunk driver. The mother of two children, and grandmother of four, survived for a month after the occurrence, but eventually succumbed to the severe injuries.
$1.11 MILLION Judgment for a worker who injured his back when he fell through the rotted, second story deck of a restaurant. The plaintiff required surgery on his spine and was unable to return to his occupation as a chimney worker.
*RECORD HIGH FOR TORN ROTATOR CUFF*
$500 THOUSAND Settlement for a man who sustained a shoulder injury when he was struck in a motor vehicle collision, involving four trucks. The chain reaction, rear-end collision was caused by a semi-tractor trailer that failed to brake for vehicles stopped in traffic. The plaintiff was unable to return to work as a sign painter due to a partially torn rotator cuff in his shoulder. The case settled after the testimony of the plaintiff’s physicians. Additionally, the plaintiff’s workers compensation case settled for $150 thousand.
*RECORD HIGH FOR BROKEN NOSE*
$901 THOUSAND Jury Verdict for a woman whose ex-husband intentionally broke her nose and caused her emotional distress. Despite a vigorous denial by the husband, the jury sent back a substantial award including $600 thousand in punitive damages.
$630 THOUSAND Settlement for a man who sustained eye injuries when a rock was ejected from a lawnmower and through his windshield. The lawnmower manufacturer and Illinois Dept of Transportation paid the settlement prior to trial.