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Auto & Motorcycle Collisions: Verdicts And Settlements

Below are brief summaries of motor vehicle accident cases that we have resolved for past clients.

  • $4,550,000 settlement for a Chicago resident, who worked as a self-employed trucker, who suffered severe and permanent injuries after he was caused to lose control of his motorcycle on a public road. The driver lost control of his motorcycle as he encountered an unmarked construction site with ground-down pavement and exposed manhole and sewer covers in the roadway. He struck his head on the pavement and suffered a severe traumatic brain injury requiring surgery and hospitalization.
  • $7,515,000 verdict for a motorcyclist partially paralyzed as a result of negligence of a village in failing to properly maintain a road sign.
  • $3,200,000 verdict in a wrongful death action involving a railroad crossing in Will County.
  • $2,950,000 settlement for a woman severely injured in an automobile collision caused by a vehicle crossing over the center line.
  • $2,550,000 settlement for the wrongful death of a man killed in an automobile collision.
  • $2,270,900 verdict for a female plaintiff who injured her back when struck by a Commonwealth Edison truck. After Defendant’s medical expert’s deposition, Defendant withdrew the expert who then testified in Plaintiff’s case in chief.
  • $2,114,000 verdict for a woman whose automobile was rear-ended by a Commonwealth-Edison truck.
  • $2,000,000 settlement—the full limits of insurance—for a motorist injured when the defendant disobeyed a traffic signal; the case involved issues of underinsured drivers.
  • $1,600,000 settlement for a woman who had her leg severely injured in a collision with a truck in Joliet, Illinois.
  • $1,500,000 settlement for a traffic accident in Lake County, Illinois in which our client suffered multiple fractures and internal injuries when his car was struck at an intersection.
  • $1,500,000 settlement for a woman who suffered exacerbation of multiple sclerosis and suffered spinal injuries in a collision with a semi-tractor trailer.
  • $1,350,000 verdict for a woman who required spinal fusion surgery as the result of a traffic accident.
  • $1,200,000 settlement for a man who suffered a back injury after a truck rear-ended his vehicle.
  • $1,200,000 settlement for a woman injured in an automobile collision and was unable to return to her job as a police dispatcher.
  • $1,050,000 settlement for a passenger who was injured in a collision when his vehicle’s driver lost control of his vehicle; the case involved issues of underinsured drivers.
  • $1,007,200 verdict for a motorist whose condition of multiple sclerosis was triggered by the impact of an automobile collision.
  • $950,000 verdict for a woman training to be a tri-athlete who was struck by a car while riding her bicycle.
  • $600,000 settlement for a man injured when struck by the transit authority’s PACE bus.
  • $550,000 record settlement in Kankakee County for a neck injury suffered by a woman when the car in which she was a passenger was run off the road by a truck.
  • $495,000 settlement for a man who sustained a fractured leg when he was struck by a taxicab.
  • $450,000 settlement for a woman who suffered a concussion aboard a boat that struck a retaining wall.
  • $417,000 verdict for an 82-year-old woman who sustained a shoulder injury when the transit authority bus she was riding stopped too sharply and caused her to lose her balance and fall; the offer prior to the jury trial was only $100,000.
  • Anesi Ozmon settled a case on behalf of a truck driver during the middle of a jury trial. The Defendant made a “final offer” of $25,000 the day before the trial. After three days of trial, the offer was raised to $700,000 and the matter was resolved.

Contact any of our Illinois personal injury attorneys all of whom have extensive experience in handling in all types of Auto Accident cases, to schedule a free initial consultation.

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Joseph H.

“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, the people that Jeff and his secretary had to deal with are simply scandals and that is being polite, but Jeff and his wonderful secretary fought for me and my family, I was off work over this for over a year. Medical bills . . . just a lot of uncertainty, fear and just being taken great advantage of, my settlement is only a few dollars, less than $4,000, this is in no way due to lack of working hard and vigorously for me [sic].”

Eddie F.

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Jeremy M.