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Injured Driver's Credibility Sinks His Case, Results in Zero Award

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.
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Attorney Mitchell Stewart Lipkin Achieves Highest Possible AV Preeminent Rating

Chicago, IL August 19, 2019 - Martindale-Hubbell® has confirmed that attorney Mitchell Stewart Lipkin maintains the AV Preeminent Rating, Martindale-Hubbell's highest possible rating for both ethi

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Can I Be Compensated for My Soft Tissue Injury?

Soft tissue injuries most commonly refer to injuries of muscles, tendons, and ligaments, while the different types of soft tissue injuries are classified as sprains, strains, and contusions, as well as tendinitis and bursitis.

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Comparative Negligence: Chicago Police Officer Runs Over Woman

A woman lies unconscious in a Chicago alley at night time. A Chicago Police Department car driven by an on-duty officer came along in the alley, and ran her over. She suffered numerous fractures. Does Illinois Statute Protect
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UM/UIM Coverage: Is Your Uninsured/Underinsured Insurance Sufficient?

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.
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Jury Award Damages Subject to Wide Discretion

A woman in her 40s was struck in the leg by a 2 wheel hand truck. Woman was eventually diagnosed with complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), a condition marked by severe, unrelenting pain. The jury returned a verdict of $10 million. In a post-trial motion, Defendant asked the Court to reduce the award.
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