Our client was compensated for the terrible bedsores he suffered when he was neglected by the staff of the nursing home where he resided. Payment was made when the nursing home realized that they had shirked their responsibility to look after him diligently and they failed to prevent the bedsores.
We secured a settlement, after years of court litigation, for a client who slipped down a defective ladder while being hired to work on someone's home. The ladder wasn't safe and couldn't be secured properly. It was an unstable ladder and our client suffered fracture injuries to his feet and heels.
Our client was visiting Chicago from Canada and was hit by an uninsured driver. She suffered a torn meniscus. We ended up dealing with her insurance company located in Canada, but we insisted on using the laws that govern uninsured and underinsured motorist claims in Illinois, where the injury occurred. Once we were able to establish that the laws of Illinois uninsured motorist ruled, we were able to settle the claim.
In a terribly tragic accident, a child lost his life after his mother lost control of the family vehicle. It was heartbreaking for everyone, and we quickly handled all aspects of negotiation, paperwork and resolution, putting away money for the other children in the family to pay for college and other expenses later on.
Our client was an owner operator of a vehicle transport business and was hit from behind by another truck. He sustained serious injuries that eventually resulted in lumbar surgery and lumbar fusion. The case was litigated and negotiated with co counsel. Compensation was awarded for medical bills, pain, lost income and his loss of normal life. He is again able to work, but not to the capacity he had before.
Our client was involved in a pretty typical auto accident and suffered neck and back injury, receiving physical therapy and recovering well. However, when I received an offer to settle his case I asked him if he had any other problems that started with the accident. He told me that his shoulder had been bothering him but he hadn't done anything about it. I insisted he have it examined and he was diagnosed with a torn rotator cuff. After undergoing rotator cuff repair surgery, we settled his case for the policy maximum.