LD was stopped in rush hour traffic on the Eisenhower Expressway in Chicago when his car was struck by a construction truck traveling less than 5 mph. At first denying injury until knee pain brought him to the emergency room. Litigation followed with a central question being whether LD would actually undergo knee replacement. With medical bills mounting, lost wage claim growing, and the case set for trial early the next year, the insurance company for the construction truck agreed to settle this case for $950,000.
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.
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.
It may sound counterintuitive to some that a minor auto accident can lead to major injuries, but it’s true. In this particular personal injury case, a 28-year-old CTA bus driver was awarded a large settlement following a minor bus accident in Chicago, IL. Even though the defendant admitted responsibility for the auto accident, her insurance company rejected the idea that G.K.’s shoulder injury resulted from this minor impact collision. However, through careful planning, the car accident attorneys at Lipkin & Apter were able to sell G.K.’s story to the jury awarding him nearly $400,000.
Preexisting medical conditions can linger for years and be the root of moderate pain, but what happens when you are involved in an auto accident that causes the injury to intensify? Learn more here: the auto accident lawyers at Lipkin & Apter represented a client involved in a car crash that was a 36-year-old male, married, and father of two and with a history of a prior knee injury. Even though the defendant denied liability for the auto accident, and further denied that the accident resulted in damage to our client’s knee, the lawyers of Lipkin & Apter were able to successfully obtain a $300,000 settlement on his behalf.
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.