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Searching for the right personal injury attorney in Illinois can be overwhelming. Your lawyer will represent you at a stressful time when you are vulnerable and worried. While every injury and case is different, you may find reassurance and wisdom in learning more about what others have gone through. Browse through our list of case results and accident settlements for a better understanding of what the personal injury lawyers at Lipkin & Apter can do for you. Contact us online or call our Chicago, Illinois office for more information.

Wrongful Death of 43 Year Old Fork Lift Driver: Wife and Children To Receive $5,000,000

The personal injury attorneys at Lipkin & Apter were contacted by the widow of a man who had died in a work-related occurrence. IH, a 43-year-old man born in Mexico, came to the US seeking a better life. After a few years working at McDonald's, IH went to a day labor service and was contracted out as a forklift driver to a large food processing company in suburban Chicago. While IH was inside a trailer, a truck driver attached a tractor to it and pulled away from the dock, causing him to fall from the open back of the trailer, to his death. After multiple on-site investigations, viewing surveillance video from inside/outside the dock, reviewing records of the medical examiner, local police and OSHA, we filed a wrongful death suit against 3 defendants. The defendants requested that the wrongful death case goes to mediation, which took 9 hours. After the mediation, the defendants offered, and IH's widow accepted, $5,000,000 to settle the wrongful death case.
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$1,500,000 Settlement: Deadly Tragic Car Accident

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.
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Failure to Perform & Interpret MRI Timely Leads to $2,500,000 Cauda Equina Syndrome Settlement

A $2.5 Million medical malpractice case was won by the attorneys at Lipkin & Apter after a doctor failed to have a timely MRI completed, resulting in long-term nerve damage.
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Workers Compensation Settlement for Fall Exiting Car in Employee Parking Lot

Our 78 year old client fell getting out of his car he had parked in his company designated parking lot. The lot was unpaved and a large stone may have contributed to our client losing balance. The fall aggravated a pre-existing condition. And an Independent Medical Evaluation determined the fall necessitated surgery. As a contributing cause to the injury, our client received a $50,000 settlement plus $10,000 set aside for future medical needs.
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Covid-19 Pandemic and Court Backlog Prompt Vehicle Injury Settlement

Client E.L. was injured in a vehicle accident when her tow truck driver drove her disabled car into her second car in which she was sitting. E.L. lost work income as well as other damages. Lipkin & Apter negotiated with truck driver's insurance company increasing original settlement offer by almost double. Client agreed to best offer when it was apparent that the Covid-19 pandemic had created a long court trial backlog which would have delayed payment even though it may have been more.
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Slip & Fall in Industrial Freezer Yields $82,500 Settlement Plus Pay & Med Bills

EM is a former client of LIpkin & Apter, who has been working for many years as a mechanic at a large food processing company in northwest suburban Chicago. 

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