A rear end motor vehicle accident occurs. One driver is injured and claims to have sustained neck injury. In the end, the jury awards zero dollars to the injured driver. In spite of appeals ultimately to the Illinois Supreme Court, the case appeared to turn simply on the injured driver's credibility. Once credibility is shattered, especially if it results from the inconsistent testimony of the plaintiff, a case is lost.
On November 19, 2003, Mr. and Mrs. Janota were killed in a car accident. The individual liable for the accident was uninsured. The executor of the Janota Estate filed a claim against State Farm for $250,000, and when State Farm agreed to pay the estate only $100,000, filed suit against State Farm seeking to reform the Janota insurance policy to $250,000 for uninsured benefits.
Uninsured Motorist Coverage (UM) applies when a driver causing an accident does not have liability insurance, despite state law requiring all drivers to have this, or runs away following an accident and cannot be found.
Lipkin & Apter attorneys get results. We know how to maximize the money damages our clients have coming to them in a variety of personal injury cases including auto accidents, workers compensation, medical negligence, nursing home abuse, and construction accidents.