Articles Posted in Settlements & Verdicts

In Chicago, Illinois workers’ compensation attorneys from David Abels & Associates, P.C. have reached a settlement for an employee of the Chicago Tribune who was injured on the job in June, 2004. She was working as a press operator and hurt herself when she walked into a box with sharp edges. She incurred traumatic compartment syndrome with surgeries to her left leg, and other leg injuries as well. The bodily injury portion of her work injury case settled for $105,000.
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Chicago, Illinois motor vehicle accident lawyers from David Abels & Associates, P.C., working in conjuction with the firm of Elman & Elman, have reached a bodily injury settlement with Laidlaw Transit, Inc. as a result of a school bus accident that occurred on Bryn Mawr Ave. in Chicago, Illinois in May of 2005. Our clients are an adult and two minor passengers that were riding on a Laidlaw bus that was rear ended by another Laidlaw bus on the North Side.

Our clients were taken to local area hospitals in Chicago with soft tissue back and neck injuries. They also had follow up treatment with their own doctors as well. The case was resolved against the the bus company for a combined total of $46,000 after a lawsuit was filed and the case was proceeding through discovery in the Circuit Court of Cook County.

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Chicago, Illinois car accident attorneys from David Abels & Associates, P.C., working with the firm of Elman & Elman, have reached a partial bodily injury settlement with Geico Insurance as a result of a pedestrian accident that occurred in Chicago, Illinois. Our client was injured while his was standing on a sidewalk waiting to catch a CTA bus. As he waited for the bus, an auto accident occurred right in front of him and a tire flew off one of the cars and hit him, knocking him to the ground.

Our client was taken by ambulance to a local hospital in Chicago with back and neck injuries. The case was resolved against the Geico driver during the discovery phase in Court, and the case will continue against the other driver in the car accident who is insured by Allstate.
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Abogados de accidente de auto de Chicago, Illinois de David Abels & Associates, P.C. trabajando juntos con Elman & Elman, han alcanzado un arreglo de $9,000.00 con el seguro Unique a resultado de un accidente de auto que ocurrió en la 74 y State Street en Bedford Park, Illinois. El choque de auto del área de Chicago sucedió cuando el acusado cliente trasero nuestro cliente, que fue empujado en cambio en un vehículo delante de él. El acusado fue etiquetado con DUI.

Nuestro cliente fue llevado a Christ Hospital en Oak Lawn, con dolor lumbar y heridas de dolor de cuello. El caso fue resuelto después de que el demandante recibió un premio de $9,000.00 no-obligatorio arbitraje obligatorio en el Tribunal superior de Cook County.
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In Chicago, Illinois personal injury lawyers were recently awarded a nice verdict in a premises liability wrongful death case, according to the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin. The fatality happened as a result of a fire in an apartment building owned by the defendants. The deceased, a tenant in the building, died of carbon monoxide poisoning.

The Cook County lawsuit alleged that the defendant failed to have smoke detectors in common areas of the building. The defense argued that the decedent was under the influence of cocaine and alcohol at the time of the fire.

Prior to trial the Estate demanded $910,000 to settle the case, and the defendants made no offer. The jury awared $1,353,249 (10% off 1,503,610 for comparative fault). The trial was in front of the Honorable Susan Ruscitti Grussel, Cook County Case No. 03 L 11032.

The plaintiff was represented by Kirk A. Moyer of Chicago. The defendants were represented by Alton Haynes and Brian O’Neill, and John F. Brennan.

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Chicago car accident lawyers from David Abels & Associates, P.C. have reached a $21,000 bodily injury settlement with Geico Insurance as a result of an auto accident that occurred less than 2 months ago on January 19, 2008. The car crash happened on Interstate 90/94 near California Avenue, Chicago, Illinois when the defendant sideswiped our client’s vehicle.

Our client was taken to Illinois Masonic Medical Center in Chicago with low back pain, shoulder pain and headaches. He also followed up for additional treatment with a Board Certified Neurologist and underwent physical therapy as well.

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Cook County car accident lawyers from David Abels & Associates, P.C. have reached a $40,000 bodily injury settlement with USAA Insurance as a result of an auto accident that occurred in July of 2006. The car crash happened on the Southbound Edens Expressway near Willow Road, Northfield, Illinois when the defendant rear ended a car that was then knocked into our vehicle. The defendant fled the scene of the Interstate 94 auto accident.

The impact was not heavy and only caused about $300 in property damage, but our client sustained a shoulder injury when he was knocked into the steering wheel. Our client, who is actively serving in the military, was treated at the North Chicago VA Hospital and followed up for additional treatment at the Great Lakes Naval Base and Health South for physical therapy.

Kendall County car accident lawyers from David Abels & Associates, P.C. have reached a bodily injury settlement with State Farm Insurance as a result of an auto accident that occurred in May of 2007. The car crash happened on westbound Route 34 near Route 47 in Yorkville, Illinois when the defendant exited a McDonald’s and failed to yield to our client.

Our client was taken to Copley Memorial Hospital in Aurora by ambulance with headaches and neck injuries. The plaintiff had follow up treatment with a Castle Orthopaedics and Atlas Physical Therapy, both in Yorkville, Illinois. The car accident case settled for $9,100.

David Abels & Associates, P.C. reached another settlement with State Farm this week in a minor back and neck injury case for $3,600.

Auto accident lawyers from David Abels & Associates, P.C. have reached a bodily injury settlement with the City of Naperville as a result of an auto accident that occurred in May of 2007. The car crash happened in the 1600 block of Aurora Road, Naperville, Illinois. Our client was behind a Naperville service truck waiting to exit a shopping mall parking lot when the driver accelerated in reverse and hit her car.

Our client was taken to Edwards Hospital in Naperville by ambulance with back and neck injuries. The plaintiff had follow up treatment at Lakeside Family Practice and physical therapy at Accelerated Rehab. The car accident case settled with Naperville for $12,500.