Personal Injury Case Results - Chicago, IL | Lipkin & Apter

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.

Back Pay, Surgery Costs and Total Temporary Disability Awarded Injured School Custodian

A 53-year-old long term and reliable school custodian JS contacted Lipkin & Apter after his school district failed to accommodate his light-duty work restrictions and denied him worker compensation, financial and medical benefits. He was told by his supervisor that the restriction written by his rheumatologist could not be honored - he either had to work full duty or not at all, at which point JS went home. As a result, JS had now been unemployed and penniless for several months and was not receiving any temporary total disability benefits or weekly workers compensation and a petition for an emergency trial was filed immediately. During the trial, the school district attempted to discredit JS's account by discrediting the number of pieces of furniture he had to move each night and the number of classrooms for which he was responsible. On the other hand, Lipkin & Apter attorneys cross-examined his supervisors to reveal that JS performed his job well and so they had little reason to actually watch him work. Meaning they did not know how he rearranged the chairs and desks. Nor did they know the distance the equipment had to be moved. Following the trial, the arbitrator Awarded Medical Benefit, Temporary Total Disability, Back Pay, and Permanent Disability to JS.
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Underinsured Motorist Coverage (UIM) Yields $75,000 Additional Collection

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.
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$155,000 Award to Pedestrian Hit by Car Making Right Turn on Red

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.
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$58,000 Settlement to Worker Without Objective Evidence of Injury

Resolving an injury case- be it work related or personal injury- must take into account the personal circumstances and certainly, the wishes of our client. As attorneys, our goal is to give our clients the information they need to make a decision that best suits their needs.
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$850,000 Underinsured Motorist Insurance Car Accident Settlement

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.
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$1,275,000 for Wrongful Death of Woman in Hospital Emergency Room

A 71 year old woman's wrongful death in the emergency room of a Chicago area hospital resulted in a $1,275,000 settlement for her husband and children. Lipkin & Apter litigated the case over a nearly three year period when, on the eve of the trial, the defendant offered a sum agreeable to the family and eliminated the risks of going to trial.
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