Premises & Product Liability
- $6.0 million settlement for the families of 6 children who died in a tragic apartment fire on Chicago's north side. Two other children sustained severed burns in the fire. The landlords of the building failed to have proper and working smoke detectors in violation of the Chicago Municipal Code and the children were not able to escape the building in time.
D.B. v. J.L. Adler Roofing Inc. et al.:
- $5.7 million settlement for a 27-year-old Joliet, IL roofer in a workplace injury case who was paralyzed when he fell from a roof as a result of the general contractor's failure to provide appropriate safety devices.
John Doe, et al. v. major hotel corporation:
- $4 million settlement awarded to three attendees at a national convention who contracted salmonella poisoning, leading to crippling arthritic injuries.
John Doe v. major American automobile manufacturer:
- $3 million settlement against a car manufacturer that improperly designed the fuel delivery system of a vehicle, resulting in a fuel-fed fire after a head-on collision which killed the occupants of the vehicle.
L.S. v. Chicago Housing Authority:
- $2.3 million Chicago fire injury settlement for two boys who were severely burned in a Chicago Housing Authority apartment fire.
W.M. v. S.E. et al.:
- $1.2 million premises liability settlement for a Mundelein handy man who was seriously injured while working for the defendant. The defendant was aware of the unsafe conditions on her propery but failed to remedy the conditions or warn or prohibit the plaintiff from accessing the area.
J.W. v. Digby's Detective and Security Agency:
- $1 million settlement for a teenager who was shot by gang members outside of a Chicago Housing Authority building while visiting his girlfriend, because a security guard agency failed to provide proper security.
J.H. for S.H v. Stammich Management:
- $975,000 settlement for the mother of a young man who suffered a fatal brain injury after falling from the porch of a second story Chicago apartment. The lawsuit alleged that the porch railings were 10 inches lower than the Chicago Building Code's requirements and the apartment owner failed to maintain the porch in a reasonably safe manner.
R.T. for R.K. v. Jiffy Lube International:
- $850,000 settlement for the family of an 88-year-old man Chicago man who died after suffering serious injuries in a fall at a Jiffy Lube service center.
N. J. v. Undisclosed Property Owner & Mgmt Co.:
- $775,000 settlement for the family of a three-year-old boy who fell out of a 3rd story window to his death 10 days after his mother removed a broken window from their apartment and covered the opening with plastic. The landlord/managing company failed to have the window repaired in a timely manner.
J. C. v. Rose Garden Restaurant:
- $510,000 settlement against a restaurant which caused patrons to wait in area too close to steps leading to downstairs banquet area leading to a fall down the stairs resulting in a fractured hip and foot, causing the foot to become severely infected requiring a skin graft.
P. O. v. The Catholic Bishop of Chicago:
- $500,000 settlement against property owner for an 83-year-old woman who tripped and fell on plywood planks at cemetery while visiting her husband’s grave and fractured her right hip, post-operative infection requiring the removal of her prosthesis.
A.C., independent administrator of the estate of B.S. v. Country Lanes, Inc., et al.:
- $412,500 settlement for a 69-year-old man who fell after missing a step at a bowling alley due to inadequate lighting. He suffered an aggravation of his cervical myleopathy and his injuries resulted in surgery; he died after developing post operative complications.
L.C. v. Undisclosed Village:
- $225,000 premises liability settlement on behalf of our 79-year-old client who tripped and fell on an uneven sidewalk, suffering a shoulder fracture, which necessitated the surgical insertion of a shoulder prosthesis. Prior to our client’s fall, other residents had asked the defendant municipality to repair the sidewalk and nearby sidewalks in the subdivision, but the Village failed to make the repairs to this sidewalk.