A Sampling of Recent Jury Verdicts, Arbitration Awards, and Dispositive Motions:
Jury entered an award of not guilty in favor of our client in a significant property damage trial in Lake County. Client drove thru a car wash with inadequate warnings as to the acceptable height of vehicles.
Claimant in a UIM arbitration had lumbar spine injuries that resulted in a 2-level lumbar fusion and medical bills totaling $348,000. The arbitrators found that surgery not related and awarded the claimant $33,000 reduced after setoffs for a net award of $3,245.00.
Plaintiff’s general negligence Count dismissed in Dram Shop case pursuant to our Motion to Dismiss which prevented plaintiff from recovering more than the statutory cap for Dram Shop actions. Plaintiff became a paraplegic as a result of the injuries suffered in the accident.
Successfully argued before First District Appellate Court on behalf of snow and ice removal contractor. The Court affirmed summary judgment in the slip and fall case where plaintiff sustained a fractured hip falling on ice on a condominium sidewalk, reasoning that the snow and ice removal contractor owed no duty to plaintiff.
Motion for summary judgment granted in favor of client homeowner against plaintiff who fell from a tree while removing branches on client’s property and suffering serious injuries.
Arbitrators entered an award of not guilty in favor of our client in a UM arbitration finding that the plaintiff was more than 50% at fault for walking behind a backing vehicle. Claimant requested $90,000 from the arbitration panel.
UIM arbitration in which the Claimant was a minor on a bicycle who suffered a skull fracture and subdermal hematoma with memory deficits. The arbitrators entered an award in the amount of $89,999.70 reduced by setoffs in the amount of $69,999.70 for a net award of $20,000.
Summary Judgment obtained for defendant general contractor against roofing employee who feel from roof suffering multiple fractures with lumbar surgery.
Plaintiff alleged an aggravation of knee condition that required a total knee replacement with over $200,000 in medical bills. Plaintiff found to be 50% contributory negligent and awarded $67,000.
Plaintiff alleged rear-end accident while stopping on the highway. Verdict of not guilty in favor of client.
The claimant alleged in a UIM arbitration various injuries including concussion with vision changes, an ankle injury that required surgical intervention, and a severe wrist sprain with medical bills totaling $105,992.00. The net award after setoffs was $55,000.
In a UIM arbitration Claimant alleged injuries to her neck and shoulder that required injections and therapy with medical bills totaling $62,437.77. Disputed cost and necessity of injections and arbitrators entered an award in the amount of $98,437.77.
Plaintiff alleged an aggravation of her pre-existing condition in her cervical spine that resulted in a two-level cervical fusion. We argued light impact and the judgment was for less than claimed specials.
Plaintiff slipped and fell on snow/ice, with dismissal obtained for client the snow removal contractor as to no duty owed.
Slip and fall in parking lot. Obtained summary judgment for client who was paving contractor as Court found no duty owed.
Trip and fall over curb with multiple fractures including ankle in which we obtained summary judgment on behalf of the City of Chicago.
Our Motion for Summary Judgment granted in automobile case on the basis that there was insufficient evidence to create a genuine issue of material fact as to any breach of duty.
Summary Judgment granted for client electrical contractor obtained against Plaintiff who was injured after stepping on debris left at jobsite by client.
Not guilty verdict for rear end automobile accident based on sudden stop.
Summary Judgment for business owner for slip and fall on ice in parking lot as plaintiff could only speculate as to what caused her to fall.
Award entered in declaratory action against insured for failure to cooperate.
UIM award less then amount of set-offs resulting in zero fresh money award.