Premises Liability: Verdicts And Settlements

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You Deserve a Team With a History of Excellence

Below are brief summaries of premises liability cases that we have resolved for past clients.

  • $67,000,000 verdict for a worker who suffered burn injuries when a grain bin exploded at a ConAgra, Inc. facility in Chester, Illinois.
  • $12,000,000 settlement for a visitor at McCormick Place who fell down stairs that were improperly designed and constructed.
  • $11,700,000 landmark settlement for a client who lost the use of both legs and one arm in a fall while walking down a flight of stairs at McCormick Place. Our firm’s unique strategy on damages involved providing a fully handicap-accessible home for the client.
  • $4,065,000 settlement for an ironworker who suffered a foot injury that developed into reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD) when a bar joist fell on him as a result of improper ground conditions.
  • $3,800,000 verdict for a pipefitter who was burned in an underground storage-tank explosion.
  • Substantial undisclosed settlement in the traumatic sexual assault of a 79-year-old nursing home resident where the parties and the amount of settlement are subject to a confidentiality order.
  • $1,500,000 verdict for a woman injured by a falling paperplate display at Kmart.
  • $1,250,000 settlement for an ironworker who slipped on conduit that was not properly secured to the deck.
  • $1,200,000 verdict for a dock worker who was struck by a chock which had been thrown up in the air by a forklift operator; he was thrown into a pile of steel and suffered a herniated cervical disc.
  • $1,122,000 verdict for a truck driver who was injured when picking up waste materials from a manufacturer who failed to provide a safe environment for the waste disposal pick-up area. This verdict was upheld through appeals to the Illinois Supreme Court.
  • $1,100,000 settlement for an ironworker who received a fractured ankle when a beam stored on uneven ground rolled onto the worker.
  • $1,052,337.96 settlement in a construction negligence case for a carpenter who slipped on his scaffold and suffered an aggravation to his lower back after the job site became wet when a water main had broken.
  • $1,050,000 settlement for an ironworker who suffered low-back injuries when he slipped on ice while welding.
  • $792,000 verdict for a painter who injured his knee when he tripped on poor ground conditions at the jobsite; the offer prior to the jury trial was only $70,000.
  • $750,000 settlement for a woman who injured her foot while sitting in a beauty salon chair. Plaintiff discharged her previous attorney who recommended that she accept the insurance company’s $25,000 offer.
  • $650,000 settlement for a dancer with the Joffrey Ballet who injured his neck when a portion of the ceiling in the rehearsal studio fell on him.
  • $407,545 Jury verdict for an accountant who was injured when she tripped over a crack on a city sidewalk. The offer was $4,000.00 prior to trial.
  • Verdict of more than $260,000 for a young teenager whose calf was severely lacerated on the edge of metal bleachers placed by an outdoor basketball court at the Chicago Park District. The Appellate Court upheld the verdict and agreed that the Plaintiff proved the Park District’s conduct was willful and wanton.
  • $240,000 Settlement for a pedestrian who fell into a 6 ft. hole on a construction site because the site was not fenced off and the hole was not barricaded.
  • $195,000 Settlement for a truck driver injured when a dock worker who was operating a forklift to unload our client’s truck dropped a storage bin from the forks of the forklift and the bin struck our client.
  • $100,000 Arbitration Award for a water delivery man injured while making a delivery when he fell down a staircase that was in despair.
  • Verdict for the Plaintiff in federal court involving a fall down a stairway. Our client claimed someone left a cardboard tray on the stairs that caused him to fall. After the court ruled in our client’s favor on liability issues, the government agreed to settle the case.

What Sets Anesi Ozmon Apart?

When You Have Been Injured, You Need a Firm With a History of Excellence
  • We Handle Your Case, So You Can Recover

    We understand the uncertainty you face and aim to provide you peace of mind. Clients may worry about making ends meet while missing work because of injuries or staying out of debt from medical bills. Our aim is to go above and beyond what you expect so that you can focus on recovery.

  • Work Directly With Your Attorney

    Our firm believes that in order be a successful team, we need to work directly with our clients. Not only do you get to work directly with your attorney, but you always have access to their direct number to ensure your questions never go unanswered.

  • Personalized Strategies & Results

    At Anesi Ozmon, we believe that no two situations are alike. Thus, we work to not only learn about your case but also about what unique goals and needs you may have in order to provide you with legal counsel customized to you.

  • Protecting the Injured Since 1955

    Anesi Ozmon has four generations of leaders and decades of experience protecting the rights of those injured. When you come to our office, you don't just get our team, you get our history.

    You always have my back and are very professional.

    “You always have my back and are very professional. Your team seems very smart, is not intimidated by any other lawyers, and is willing to take on a case simple or complex. Thank you for helping me and ...”

    - Mark N.
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    “Good communication in replying to my messages immediately, letting me know of any changes. The lawyer and assistant were very kind and respectful, I am grateful for their services, very professional ...”

    - Miriam D.
    Highly Recommend

    “I would just like to say to everyone at the firm, this is about Jeff Alter, I know that you all there have large and much more profitable cases than mine...but Jeff and his wonderful secretary fought for me and my family.”

    - Eddie F.
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    “The firm and John Popelka handled my case very professionally and very efficiently. Done in a very quick manner. I will definitely recommend the firm and JOHN POPELKA to all my family and friends.”

    - Glenn F.
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    “They did a great job with helping me with my workmans’ comp case. I would recommend this law firm to anyone that’s in need of a lawyer.”

    - Jeremy M.

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