Case Results

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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Insurer Settles Early for Policy Maximum $1,000,000. But Why?

A drunk driver crossed the median on I-57 striking a car occupied by 4 persons. One adult died. Tragically, the initial crash was followed seconds later by a trucker driving a semi-trailer crashing into the same car. In this second accident there was no apparent evidence of trucker fault. Nevertheless, the insurance company offered the 1,000,000 policy maximum to settle. This unfortunate accident illustrates some of the evaluations made by insurers which may lead to settlement offers.
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Aggravation of Prior Work Injury Nets Fork Lift Driver $115,000 Workers’ Compensation Claim

A 45 year old material handler re-injured his back while driving a fork lift truck into a steel barrier. The case proceeded as an aggravation of a preexisting condition. The employer disputed the value of the workers' compensation claim. Following negotiations, Lipkin & Apter successfully increased the settlement offer.
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Combined $1,000,000+ Workers’ Compensation and Personal injury Settlement to State Worker

A State of Illinois was hit by a semi tractor trailer suffering serious injury and surgery from which he remained off work for 6 months. Lipkin & Apter secured workers' compensation total temporary disability payment and ALSO negotiated a personal injury settlement resulting in a total settlement of over $1,000,000.
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