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Illinois Personal Injury Settlement Amounts and Verdicts

The personal injury attorneys at Rubens, Kress & Mulholland are experienced in representing victims of personal injuries in the Chicago area and throughout Illinois. If you or a loved one has sustained an injury due to the negligence of a third party, we are dedicated to providing the support and representation you need to secure the settlement or trial verdict you deserve. To learn more about the level of commitment to which our attorneys hold themselves, we invite you to take a look at our personal injury cases won.

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The following settlements/verdicts were in a lump sum unless otherwise indicated:

Car accident settlements

  • $1,750,000.00 for a car accident victim.
  • $1,000,000.00 binding mediation award for a car accident victim with multiple fractures and a total knee replacement.
  • $562,973.46 (fresh money after workers’ compensation set-off) for a truck driver who was involved in a motor vehicle accident and required a neck surgery.
  • $441,688.00 jury verdict for a 71 year old medical van operator who suffered from an operated partially torn rotator cuff as a result of an accident with a CTA bus. The CTA offered $150,000.00 a few days prior to trial. The jury awarded $229,129.00 in past and future wage loss which was heavily disputed by the CTA.
  • $369,500.00 for a client who suffered from a fractured clavicle with surgery and a fractured leg as a result of an accident caused by a semi truck.
  • $350,000.00 for the estate of a woman struck and killed by a truck (policy tendered by truck’s insurance carrier).
  • $315,000.00 for a passenger in a cab involved in an automobile accident that suffered from multiple facial fractures.
  • $266,666.00 for a car accident victim with a fractured jaw.
  • $255,000.00 for a client who underwent lumbar spine surgery as a result of a car accident.
  • $250,000.00 (policy limits) for a workers’ compensation investigator involved in a motor vehicle accident which caused the need for a lumbar fusion.
  • $235,000.00 for a woman who shattered her knee cap and fractured her arm in an automobile accident. Liability was initially denied.
  • $225,000.00 for a woman who suffered a mild brain injury as a result of an automobile accident.
  • $225,000.00 for a binding arbitration award for a delivery driver who had a herniated disc that required surgery for a premise liability case.
  • $225,000.00 for a woman who suffered a mild brain injury as a result of an automobile accident.
  • $185,000.00 for a car accident victim with an operated neck (heavily disputed causation).
  • $153,000.00 for a client with a disc bulge who was injured in an automobile accident. The insurance company offered $10,000.00 prior to our involvement.
  • $133,333.00 for a car accident victim with a surgically repaired knee.
  • $130,000.00 for a car accident victim that suffered a hip fracture.
  • $115,000.00 (Policy limits) for a woman who sustained a fractured leg that required surgery as a result of an automobile accident. The entire insurance policy was obtained within 90 days of the accident without the need to file a lawsuit
  • $105,000.00 (policy limit) for a passenger in an automobile accident with multiple fractures.
  • $100,000.00 (policy limits without litigation) for the victim of an automobile accident that suffered from a shoulder tear and knee tear.
  • $100,000.00 (policy limit) for a woman who suffered a fractured leg with surgery as a result of an automobile accident.
  • $100,000.00 (policy limit) for a client involved in an automobile accident that suffered a fractured wrist that required 2 surgeries.
  • $100,000.00 (policy limit) for a car accident victim that suffered from an operated torn rotator cuff.

Slip and fall injury settlements 

  • $560,000.00 plus reduction in workers’ compensation lien for a truck driver who sustained a torn rotator cuff with surgery as a result of a fall in a rail yard.
  • $310,000.00 for a shoulder tear with surgery that resulted from a slip and fall accident.
  • $295,000.00 for a slip and fall victim with an operated back.
  • $245,000.00 for a custodian who slipped and fell due to the negligence of a separate cleaning company and fractured her wrist which also caused the need for a carpal tunnel surgery.
  • $225,000.00 premises liability settlement plus a significant reduction of a workers’ compensation lien for a cable installer who sustained a torn knee with surgery as a result of a co-worker slipping and falling on torn carpeting into him while he was climbing stairs. 
  • $207,500.00 for a tenant who fractured her shoulder after falling down stairs.
  • $175,000.00 for a client who required a cervical spine fusion due to a slip and fall accident at her apartment complex with heavily disputed liability that occurred during a power outage.
  • $132,000.00 for a trip and fall at a retail store that caused an aggravation of a bilateral knee injury.
  • $125,000.00 for a slip and fall accident that resulted in a fractured hand with surgery.
  • $118,000.00 for a retired woman who tripped and fell on an exposed cable at her condominium and suffered a fractured arm with surgery.

Premises Liability injury settlements

  • $635,000.00 plus complete waiver of a workers’ compensation lien for a lifelong teamster who injured his back when a truck rolled away from a dock while he was unloading it with a forklift. He was unable to return to work but did not have surgery. 
  • $275,000.00 for a delivery driver who injured his back in a dock accident. 
  • $225,000.00 for a homeowners’ policy claim for a severely lacerated arm that was caused by a homeowner who failed to provide the Plaintiff with safe tools to work.
  • $145,000.00 settlement with the United State Post office for an airline worker that injured his cervical spine due to a faulty conveyor belt.

Construction accident settlements

  • $450,000.00 and waiver of workers’ compensation lien for an executive who suffered bilateral shoulder injuries with surgeries as a result of a construction accident.
  • $150,000.00 for a plumber who suffered from an operated torn rotator cuff as a result of a slip and fall construction accident (heavily disputed liability). 
  • $125,000.00 and approximately $500,000.00 reduction in a workers’ compensation lien for a construction worker who suffered multiple injuries in a heavily disputed construction accident.

Wrongful death settlements

  • $1,005,000.00 (policy limit) for the family of a victim of a wrongful death truck accident claim.
  • $900,000.00 for a truck driver crushed by a malfunctioning trailer.
  • $110,000.00 (policy limit) for a death case with an insurance coverage issue in which Plaintiff was never offered anything until she retained our firm.

Dog bite injury settlements

  • $300,000.00 (Policy limits) for the victim of a dog attack that sustained permanent scars and an arm injury requiring surgery.
  • $101,000.00 (policy limits plus medical pay limits) for a woman bit by a dog who had a facial scarring.

Bicycle accident settlements

  • $250,000.00 for a 70 year old bicycle rider who was struck and killed by an automobile with heavily disputed liability. No offer was made prior to litigation.
  • $100,000.00 (policy limit) for a man hit by an automobile while riding his bicycle who suffered from a fractured vertebrae.

Pedestrian accident settlements

  • $900,000.00 plus waiver of a $191,000.00 workers’ compensation lien for a concert and theater worker who was struck by a semi-trailer door and sustained facial fractures and herniated discs in his neck. (premises)
  • $600,000.00 for a pedestrian struck by a car.
  • $500,000.00 (Policy Limits without litigation) for a pedestrian struck by an automobile that suffered from multiple fractures.
  • $135,000.00 for an elderly man who was hit by a car in a parking lot and suffered fractures.
  • $100,000.00 for a woman who sustained a head injury as a pedestrian who was struck by a truck.

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If you’ve been in an accident in Chicago or anywhere in Illinois, don’t assume that you cannot be compensated. If you sustained an injury due to the carelessness of a third party or if you can prove that a third party was at least partially responsible for your personal injury, you are justified in bringing forth a personal injury claim. If this is the case, don’t hesitate to reach out to an attorney at Rubens, Kress & Mulholland. We offer free consultations, and our experienced lawyers are prepared to go the extra mile to advocate for you and see that you receive the personal injury settlement or verdict your situation demands. 

At Rubens, Kress & Mulholland, we care about you and your family, and we want to help you move past this traumatic time in your life. To learn more about our personal injury cases won or to find out how our attorneys can help you, contact us online, visit us at 134 N. LaSalle, Suite 444 in Chicago, IL, or call our 24-hour toll-free line at 866-890-9640.

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