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$892,817.02 Jury Verdict in favor of a 42 year-old man who was crushed by a brick wall that collapsed when a construction company was performing demolition work on a garage.  Plaintiff sustained a herniated disc at L1-L2 necessitating surgery.  Defendant disputed plaintiff’s injuries were related to the incident and alleged it was one brick that actually hit the plaintiff.  Pre-trial offer was $20,000.
$475,000.00 Settlement on behalf of a 25 year-old woman who was sexually assaulted in her apartment building.  Plaintiff’s attorney alleged defendant security company breached procedures in allowing assailant into plaintiff’s building.  Defendant security company alleged the assailant was actually an invited guest of plaintiff.
$950,000.00 Settlement on behalf of a 62 year-old woman who sustained partial vision loss in her left eye during cataract surgery.  Plaintiff’s attorney alleged defendant anesthesiologist failed to provide adequate sedation resulting in the plaintiff waking up during the eye surgeon’s corneal incision.  Plaintiff sustained a suprachoroidal hemorrhage in her left eye.
$635,040.00 Jury Verdict in favor of a 42 year-old woman who was struck by a Chicago Fire Department fire engine as she was crossing the street.  Defendant alleged plaintiff was crossing the street outside of the crosswalk and failed to yield the right-of-way to a fire engine responding to an emergency with its sirens and emergency lights activated.  Plaintiff sustained a herniated disc at L4-L5 and nerve damage in her leg.  Defendant offered $100,000 prior to trial.
$375,000.00 Settlement in favor of a 38 year-old man who sustained a herniated disc at L5-S1 when he fell in an Amoco gas station due to a gas spillage.  Plaintiff’s attorney successfully proved that defendant was aware of a defective shut-off valve on a gas pump but failed to repair the defective condition.
$351,600.00 Judgment in favor of a 56 year-old woman who sustained a fractured tibia and compression fracture in her left leg when she fell down a flight of stairs.  Plaintiff’s attorney alleged that the stairs violated the Chicago Building Code as the stair risers and treads were not uniform.  Defendants alleged that the stairs complied with the Chicago Building Codes and were not defective.  Defendant offered $100,000 prior to hearing which plaintiff declined.
$308,750.00 Judgment in favor of a 45 year-old woman who sustained herniated discs at C4-C5 and L4-L5 as a result of a car accident.  Plaintiff’s vehicle was broadsided by a Chicago Police car.  Defendant’s alleged the police officers were in hot pursuit of a felon and that their police sirens and lights were activated.  Defendant’s alleged that plaintiff failed to pull over and yield to the police car.  Plaintiff’s attorney alleged defendant Chicago Police did not have their lights or sirens activated at the time of the high speed chase and failed to yield the right-of-way to plaintiff.
$300,000.00 Judgment in favor of a 22 year-old man who sustained an orbital fracture and jaw fracture when he was punched in the face by a security guard at a nightclub.  Defendant alleged plaintiff initiated the conflict and that defendant was defending himself.
$100,000.00 Settlement on behalf of a 54 year-old woman who sustained a herniated disc at L5-S1 as a result of a rear-end car accident.  Plaintiff’s attorney recovered the maximum policy limits of defendant’s insurance.
$200,000.00 Settlement on behalf of a 45 year-old man who sustained a quadriceps tear in his left leg when his leg was caught in a defective stair as he was ascending a stairway.  Plaintiff alleged the stair was defective and that defendant’s were in violation of Chicago Building Code for failing to provide a proper handrail.  Defendants alleged the stair was not defective.
$150,000.00 Settlement in favor of a 36 year-old man who sustained a dislocated shoulder when he fell down a flight of stairs while trying to avoid paint cans that were stacked in the stairwell.  Plaintiff’s attorney alleged that defendant failed to provide a safe stairwell and violated numerous City of Chicago Building Codes.  Defendant alleged that the stairs were not defective.
$205,000.00 Settlement in favor of a 52 year-old man who was struck by a security company van as he was crossing the street.  Defendant alleged plaintiff was crossing the street against a red light.  Plaintiff alleged that defendant was traveling at an excessive rate of speed and was negligent in failing to stop for the plaintiff.  Plaintiff sustained a tear in his right colon and punctured diaphragm requiring surgery.
$110,000.00 Settlement on behalf of a 63 year-old man who was struck by a vehicle turning left as he was crossing the street in the crosswalk.  Plaintiff sustained a fractured femur.  Plaintiff’s attorney recovered the maximum policy limits of defendant’s insurance.
$137,500.00 Settlement on behalf of a 12 year-old man boy who sustained a torn Achilles tendon when his right foot got caught in a public pool sewer drain.  Plaintiff’s attorney alleged that the drain was defective and that defendant failed to take steps to remedy the defect when they should have known of its potential danger.  Defendants alleged that the drain was not defective and that they had no knowledge of any potential danger.
$112,500.00 Settlement on behalf of a 42 year-old woman who sustained a torn rotator cuff when her car was broadsided by a car pulling out of a private parking lot.
$175,000.00 Settlement on behalf of a 44 year-old man who sustained a herniated disc at C6-C7 as a result of a rear-end car accident.
$135,000.00 Settlement on behalf of a 58 year-old woman who sustained a herniated disc at L4-L-5 as a result of a rear-end car accident.
$100,000.00 Settlement on behalf of a 64 year-old man who was struck head-on by a vehicle traveling in the opposite direction.  Plaintiff sustained a closed head injury and annular tear at L4-L5.  Plaintiff’s attorney recovered the maximum policy limits of defendant’s insurance.
$109,599.49 Verdict in favor of mother, father and daughter who sustained soft tissue injuries as a result of a motor vehicle accident when defendant broadsided plaintiff’s vehicle after exiting a private parking lot.  Defendant’s alleged that plaintiff was speeding down the median when the impact occurred and that none of their injuries were related to the accident.  Defendants offered $20,000 prior to trial which plaintiffs rejected.
$100,000.00 Settlement on behalf of a 22 year-old woman who was attacked by a pit- bull.  Plaintiff sustained puncture wounds to her forearm resulting in scarring and nerve damage.  Plaintiff’s attorney recovered the maximum policy limits of defendant’s insurance.
$106,000.00 Settlement on behalf of a 61 year-old woman who sustained a herniated disc at L4-L5 when her van was broadsided by a car pulling out of a gas station parking lot.

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