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Abogados pedestres de accidente en Chicago de David Abels & Associates, P.C. han alcanzado un arreglo de limites de poliza de seguro en un reclamo de automovilista sin seguro para uno de nuestros clientes. El accidente sucedió en Mayo de 2006 cuando el demandante fue golpeado por un Cadillac en el Sur de Chicago en 1908 W. 74th Street después de que él salió de un autobús de CTA.

El demandante fue llevado a Holy Cross Hospital con una fractura pélvica. El permaneció en el hospital sobre una semana y entonces fue transferido a una facilidad de rehabilitación para varias semanas. El contrajo más de $50,000 en cuentas médicas.

El conductor culpable no tuvo seguro para el Cadillac tan nosotros seguimos un reclamo de automovilista sin seguro en la póliza de seguro de automóvil de nuestro cliente. El portador del seguro ofreció los límites de la póliza de seguros en el reclamo.

A client of David Abels & Associates, P.C. was recently injured in February, 2008 at a Bally Total Fitness when she slipped and fell on a freshly mopped floor in a locker room. A cleaning service that had been hired to perform janitorial services at the club had mopped, and they and the health club both failed to erect wet floor warning signs.

After the accident the plaintiff was taken by ambulance to Adventist Glen Oakes Hospital in Glendale Heights, Illinois. She sustained a broken wrist and later underwent surgery. The surgery was performed by Anup Bendre, M.D. at DuPage Orthopaedic Surgery Center. She has incurred over $20,000 in medical bills and is still in treatment.

The health club is so far denying liability, and if they fail to change their position a premises liability lawsuit will have to be filed in DuPage County to resolve the matter.

Earlier this month an 88 year old woman crashed her car on the North Side of Chicago and in the process pinned two female pedestrians, ages 19 and 20, against a building, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. The twenty year old pedestrian was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in critical condition. The driver and the 19 year old pedestrian were taken to Weiss Memorial Hospital.

The pedestrians injured in the Chicago accident reportedly suffered multiple broken bones. The accident happened in the 3900 block of North Ashland at its intersection with Byron. The two women were walking on Byron when they were hit.

A personal injury auto accident lawyer from Waukegan, Illinois has made a nice pre-litigation settlement, according to the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin. The case stems from an auto accident that happened in Gurnee, Illinois. The defendant allegedly ran a red light and struck an elderly plaintiff’s vehicle which then flipped over. The Lake County driver sustained multiple injuries, including spinal fractures. The Gurnee passenger sustained a torn rotator cuff and multiple fractures. The Lake County car crash case settled for a combined $1,100,000. The driver received $700,000 and the passenger received $400,000.

What makes this settlement nice is it happened without having to file a lawsuit. Typically, the average insurance company is not going to offer this kind of money unless a lawsuit is filed and a significant amount of discovery has been completed (interrogatories, depositions). This type of pre-litigation is great for clients, as they save the cost of litigation which can run thousands of dollars. Further, most plaintiff attorneys work on a one third fee before litigation, but most have the contractual right to take a 40% fee after a lawsuit is filed. Here, the lawyer most likely took a one third fee, saving the plaintiffs over $75,000.

The plaintiff lawyer in this case was Matthew Williams. Williams graduated from DePaul University Law School just 10 years ago (1998) and already has a million dollar plus settlement. Nice work.
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Chicago injury attorneys from David Abels & Associates, P.C. have reached a premises liability settlement in DuPage County, Illinois. Our client was injured when she tripped and fell on a pothole in the parking lot at the Fountaindale Public Library, Bolingbrook, Illinois. She sustained a mild wrist fracture in the fall. She was taken to Adventist Bolingbrook Medical Center and followed up with Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush. She incurred around $5,000 in medical bills. The DuPage County trip and fall case settled for $15,000. The defendant was insured by the Hartford.

The photo below shows the condition of the parking lot. The pothole was not that wide, but it was over eight inches in depth. If you look closely at the photo, the pothole is filled with water. That made it hard for my client to see the dangerous condition. Continue reading

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