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$185,000 for Pedestrian Injured by Uber Driver

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.
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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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Injured Driver's Credibility Sinks His Case, Results in Zero Award

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.
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CTA Bus Driver Awarded Nearly $400,000 by Jury for His Injuries Following a Minor Bus Accident

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.
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Jury Awards $300,000 for Auto Accident-Caused Knee Injury

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.
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