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Chicago, Illinois Personal Injury Lawyer Gets Good Premises Liability Verdict

A Cook County, Illinois Accident Attorney has received a good jury verdict in a negligence case, according to the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin. The plaintiff was injured when he was leaving the Chromium nightclub located at 817 W. Lake Street, in the River West Neighborhood. Someone threw a bottle into the club, striking a bouncer employed by Chromium.

After getting hit, the bouncer threw the bottle back in the direction from which it came. The bottle hit a pillar and it shattered, and pieces of glass struck the plaintiff in his eye. He sustained permanant eye injuries. The defendant denied the plaintiff’s version of events.

Prior to trial, the plaintiff demanded $500,000 to settle and the defendant would only offer $300,000. The jury awarded $881,238.

The verdict was in Freddie Stinson v. 817 West Lake Street, Inc. and Chromium Club Inc., Cook County Case No. 04 L 010416. The plaintiff was represented by the Chicago firm of Cogan & McNabola, P.C., and it looks like they did a great job at trial.

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These comments were posted by David Abels, a personal injury lawyer who represents clients throughout the Chicago area and the entire State of Illinois. Many of his clients come from Cook County, Lake County, DuPage County, McHenry County, Kane County, and Will County, as well as nearby towns and neighborhoods such as Crystal Lake, St. Charles, Burbank, Palos Hills, Lemont, Justice, Naperville, Skokie, Evanston, Gurnee and Round Lake.

Accident lawyers from his law firm handle all kinds of injuries resulting from negligence cases, including broken bones (some that require surgical repair), lacerations, back and neck injuries, and severe eye injures.