The fates of a car carrying 4 young people on their way home at night, a drunk driver, and a truck driver intersected at every motorist’s worst nightmare. Traveling southbound along I-57 in Illinois at midnight, a car crosses the grassy median, and collides into a car approaching in the opposite direction. Seconds later, that car is plowed into by a semi tractor-trailer. The 30 year-old drunk driver and a 19 year old passenger are dead at the scene. A baby has life altering injuries. Motor vehicle insurance and a homeowner's umbrella policy combine to provide compensation to the victims. Lipkin & Apter now turn their attention to the second crash with the semi tractor-trailer.
All lawyers do not view cases the same way. Some see opportunity for their client where others see only failure and waste of time. At the last minute, as the Statute of Limitations approached, we replaced the original injury attorney and turned a complete loss into substantial client compensation.
The personal injury lawyers at Lipkin & Apter were hired to represent DP, a 28-year-old, part-time office employee who suffered a severe knee injury as a pedestrian when struck by a car making a right-turn in Chicago's Downtown Loop.. After being taken to a local hospital emergency room by ambulance, DP was diagnosed with a fractured patella, or knee cap, the bone covering the knee joint.
This 25 year old woman's injury demonstrates why underinsured motorist coverage (UIM) is so important. After collecting $25,000 from the negligent driver who caused her injury, she was able to collect an additional $75,000 from her OWN insurance.
While walking with the crosswalk, FK was knocked down by a car making a legal right turn on red light. After being taken to the hospital and treated, FK went through weeks of healing and physical therapy as well as missed work. Lipkin & Apter was able to win the case as well as negotiate a reduction in medical fees resulting in a net settlement to FK.
After a serious car accident an underinsured motorist claim was filed with the client's own insurance carrier. The insurance carrier did not want to settle without conducting a thorough investigation. Even then the original settlement offer was rejected. Lipkin & Apter secured a settlement at over 50% more than originally offered.
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.